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Indiana University Front Page News

May 18, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

Survey: Collaboration between business and nonprofits strongest in Evansville
IU Northwest weathers storm with minor property damage
Cochran named IU Kelley School's associate dean; will lead its programs at IUPUI
Adolescents, media and the law; Preparing adolescents for a rapidly changing world
IU student receives Beinecke Scholarship
IUB Scoreboard


Survey: Collaboration between business and nonprofits strongest in Evansville -- Nonprofit organizations in the Evansville area are uniquely intertwined with the business community, according to research led by Kirsten Grønbjerg, professor in Indiana University Bloomington's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy at the Center on Philanthropy at IU. Approximately 45 percent of Evansville nonprofits report that their most important collaboration or network includes for-profit organizations, in contrast to only one in five nonprofit organizations elsewhere in the state. Read the complete story.

IU Northwest weathers storm with minor property damage -- The Indiana University Northwest campus sustained relatively minor property damage and no serious injuries during a May 15 storm that ripped through the area with high winds and heavy rain, according to university officials. But the scenic university grounds will seem a bit less shady this summer, after the fierce winds damaged or completely uprooted 35 trees across campus. Read the complete story.

Cochran named IU Kelley School's associate dean; will lead its programs at IUPUI -- Philip Cochran, professor of management at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and professor of philanthropic studies at the IU Center on Philanthropy, has been named associate dean for the school at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Adolescents, media and the law; Preparing adolescents for a rapidly changing world -- The rapidly changing media environment experienced by American adolescents is having both positive and negative effects on their development, according to Roger Levesque, a specialist on adolescents and the law at Indiana University Bloomington and author of the new book, Adolescents, Media and the Law: What Developmental Science Reveals and Free Speech Requires. Read the complete story.

IU student receives Beinecke Scholarship -- Abigail Scott, a junior at Indiana University Bloomington, is one of 20 college students nationwide selected to receive the Beinecke Scholarship by the Sperry Fund of Bethlehem, Pa. Scott, a 2004 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School in Ohio, is the fourth IU student to receive the scholarship, which is given to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences at any accredited university. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Friday-Sunday, May 18-20:

Baseball: The Hoosiers take on theMinnesota Gophers this weekend for a four-game series. The first game is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday on Sembower Field in Bloomington. The second game of the series begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the third game following. The series concluded on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Men's Golf: For the fifth straight season, the Indiana University men's golf team has a presence in postseason play as Jorge Campillo, a sophomore from Caceres, Spain, earned a spot in the NCAA Central Regional to compete as an individual. Tournament play in Sugar Grove, Ill., began yesterday and continues through Saturday. After the first round, Campillo had carded a 10-over-par 82 (41-41). Read more.


IU in the news

Cochran named to lead Kelley school at IUPUI
Indianapolis Star, May 18 -- A Carmel man who was a Penn State University professor for 25 years will take the helm of the business school at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this summer. Philip L. Cochran, 59, will become associate dean for Indiana University's Kelley School of Business at IUPUI on Aug. 15, about 10 days before the start of the fall semester. He will oversee about 2,500 students -- including 1,000 in the Kelley Direct master of business administration degree program -- and a budget of $14 million, Cochran said in an interview hours after he was named to the position Thursday. Read the complete story.

Grass au Naturel
North Coast Journal, May 17 -- If you aren't convinced that your lawn can be organic and you need yet another reason to give it a try, consider the new research from Indiana University's School of Medicine. Children conceived during summer months have significantly lower scores on math and language tests throughout grades 3 through 10. One hypothesis put forward by the researchers is that pesticide and fertilizer use increases during those months, and the time immediately following conception is critical for brain development. Read the complete story.

Smoking In Indiana; Groups try to counter peer pressure
Michigan City News Dispatch, May 17 -- Increased cigarette prices are deterrents for some teen smokers. Stephen Jay, Indiana University professor of medicine and public health, says a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces teen smoking by 7 percent. The higher the increase, the more teens will quit or cut back. Read the complete story.

Celebrity Violinist to Teach at Indiana U.
Chronicle of Higher Education, May 18 -- Musical Return: Joshua Bell, the Grammy Award-winning violinist, is returning to his hometown to join Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music as a senior lecturer. Mr. Bell, 39, first studied at the school at age 8 and graduated from Indiana in 1989. Indiana has lured several high-profile musicians in recent years, including Leonard Slatkin, music director for the National Symphony Orchestra, in Washington. Read the complete story.


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