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Indiana University Front Page News

May 21, 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.

Iraq ambassador to serve as visiting law professor
Top neuroscientists receive awards from IU's Gill Center
Menahem Pressler honored by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
IU Percussion Department welcomes John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo to its faculty
"Survivor" Favorite to Open Law and Health Disability Conference
IUB Scoreboard


Iraq ambassador to serve as visiting law professor -- The principal drafter of Iraq's interim constitution, Feisal Amin Istrabadi, will lend his expertise to the Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington for the 2007-2008 academic year. A 1988 alumnus of Indiana Law, Istrabadi will teach courses on transitional justice in Iraq and on the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Read the complete story.

Top neuroscientists receive awards from IU's Gill Center -- Neuroscientists from Stanford University and the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego will be honored at the annual meeting of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at Indiana University Bloomington this week. Richard W. Tsien, George D. Smith Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford, will receive the 2007 Gill Award, an acknowledgement of Tsien's career-long contributions to the field of neuroscience. Benjamin F. Cravatt, professor of Cell Biology and Chemistry at Scripps, will receive the Gill Center's 2007 Young Investigator Award. Read the complete story.

Menahem Pressler honored by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance -- Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler will be appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.The title "Honorary Fellow" is bestowed by the academy upon artists whose exceptional contribution to the fields of music and dance has influenced artistic expression in Israel and throughout the world. Beginning this June, on the academy's 75th anniversary, the world-renowned pianist will accept the position for one year. Read the complete story.

IU Percussion Department welcomes John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo to its faculty -- This fall, two top-flight percussionists will join the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Percussion Department's already formidable faculty ranks. Jacobs alumnus John Tafoya, principal timpanist for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., since 1999 and director of percussion studies at the University of Maryland School of Music, will become professor of music, pending approval by IU trustees. Kevin Bobo, assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas at Lawrence since 2003, has been appointed associate professor of music. Read the complete story.

"Survivor" Favorite to Open Law and Health Disability Conference -- "America's Favorite Survivor" will give introductory remarks during the opening session of the Fifth Annual Conference on Health, Disability, and the Law on Friday, June 8 at IU School of Law-Indianapolis. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday, May 21: No varsity teams in action

Results from Friday-Sunday, May 18-20:

Baseball: The Hoosiers won two games out of the four-game series against theMinnesota Gophers this weekend. Friday, Indiana lost 8-6 and were defeated 3-2 in the first Saturday game, but the Hoosiers came back to win Saturday's second game 10-7 and Sunday 10-9. Read Friday's notes. Read Saturday's notes. Read Sunday's notes.

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 Thursday and continued through Saturday. After the first round, Campillo had carded a 10-over-par 82 (41-41). Read more.


IU in the news

Universities Prepare as Physicists Plan to Pop Protons
GRID Today, May 21 -- The world's largest science experiment, a physics experiment designed to determine the nature of matter, will produce a mountain of data. And because the world's physicists cannot move to the mountain, an army of computer research scientists is preparing to move the mountain to the physicists. Indiana University is playing a key role in CERN's ATLAS project, which, like the CMS project, aims to discover insights into subatomic physics and the nature of matter. Read the complete story.

EMC launches global collaborative research network
Arabian Business, May 21 -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the formation of the new EMC Innovation Network. The global, collaborative community including some of the world's brightest technology minds comprises EMC research, advanced development resources, university research partners and key customers that will seek to drive the exploration, discovery and application of new technologies that will shape the future of information infrastructure. The EMC Innovation Network will broaden the company's engagements with leading university research programs and consortia, including Indiana University's Data and Search Institute. Read the complete story.

Conference issues call to halt violence
Indianapolis Star, May 21 -- Violent crime is on the rise in Indianapolis. Now what? This was the question posed by an Indiana University student group that hosted "Call to Action: Campaign to Stop Youth Violence" on Saturday. The conference brought together several black politicians, pastors, community leaders and youth workers on the campus of IUPUI to tackle violent crime across the state. "We all already know what the problem is. We've talked about it; now we have to do something about it," said Rodney Cobb, 30, conference organizer and recent IU political science graduate. "We don't want a reduction; we want crime gone. And it's possible," he said. Read the complete story.

Astrologers can embrace smarts idea
New Haven Register, May 20 -- A researcher at the University of Indiana School of Medicine has a surprising theory. The date that the baby is conceived affects the embryo's future academic achievement. So thinks Dr. Paul Winchester, professor of clinical pediatrics, who studied 1,667,391 Indiana students. He and colleagues found an association between the scores of students in grades three through 10 who took the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) examination with the month in which each student had been conceived. Read the complete story.


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