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Indiana University Front Page News

June 22, 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.


Narendra Jadhav, Indian economist and noted author, to return to his alma mater, IU
IU School of Medicine Awarded Grant to Expand Pre-College Science Education Efforts
IU student named finalist in worldwide composition competition
Four IU School of Medicine students bound for Camp Boggy Creek
Ross Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Learning
IU School of Education celebrates certification of new ESL teachers
Engineering and Technology Offers Online Master's in Facilities Management
Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Students Volunteer
Summer Chinese institute opens at IU
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Narendra Jadhav, Indian economist and noted author, to return to his alma mater, IU; Known to millions for his family's story of overcoming India's caste system -- Narendra Jadhav, an economist and educational leader in India, and the author of best-selling books about his family's experience overcoming India's caste system, will return next week to visit Indiana University. He earned a doctorate in economics at IU in 1986. On Tuesday (June 26), Jadhav will tour the IU Bloomington campus and meet with Michael A. McRobbie, IU's president-elect; Sumit Ganguly, director of IU's India Studies Program; and Patrick O'Meara, dean for international programs. Vinay Dhumale, an Indian filmmaker who is directing a film about Jadhav's life, will accompany him. Read the complete story.

IU School of Medicine Awarded Grant to Expand Pre-College Science Education Efforts -- A $662,000 five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will allow the Indiana University School of Medicine to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue careers in science. The program designed for high-school-aged students will strengthen the educational partnership already established between the IU School of Medicine and the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School in Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

IU student named finalist in worldwide composition competition -- Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student Brian Buch has been named one of the finalists in the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Composition Competition in Brussels. Buch's piece, Prayer for an Unnamed Grave, was one of five scores selected from 165 compositions on five continents. At 22, Buch is the youngest finalist, and the only composer from the western hemisphere. Read the complete story.

Four IU School of Medicine students bound for Camp Boggy Creek -- Four Indiana University School of Medicine students will spend part of their summer swimming, boating and hiking at summer camp, overseeing the activities of seriously ill children. Second-year medical students Stephanie Tieken, Josh Scheidler, Jenny Chen and Ben Northcutt will serve as volunteer camp counselors at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fla. The camp is one of many donor-supported Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Paul Newman to provide seriously ill children and their families week-long camp sessions free of charge. Read the complete story.

Ross Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Learning -- Frank Ross has accepted the position of IUPUI Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Learning, announced Vice Chancellor for Student Life Karen Whitney. Ross will begin his new position July 1, 2007. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education celebrates certification of new ESL teachers; More teachers getting trained, but more to be done -- Indiana University's School of Education will celebrate the achievements of 17 newly-certified teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) next week when it hosts the Tandem Certification of Indiana Teachers (TACIT) summer retreat on June 26-27 (Tuesday and Wednesday). But administrators say that there still are not enough teachers to meet an increasing demand. The 17 teachers come from across Indiana and are concluding the latest 2006-2007 TACIT program, a federally-funded, five-semester program leading to Indiana certification as a teacher of English as a Second Language. The program teams with Indiana school corporations that have significant populations of ESL students. Read the complete story.

Engineering and Technology Offers Online Master's in Facilities Management -- To address industry demands for workers with stronger facility management skills, the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will offer a new online graduate degree program. The Master of Science in Technology, Facilities Management Emphasis degree will address the need for additional education for working professionals in facility management, property management, plant engineering, plant management, and similar fields. Read the complete story.

Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Students Volunteer -- On June 2, while a group of IU dental students stayed in town to volunteer for the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center's community health awareness fair, 29 dental hygiene students headed for Indiana State University in Terre Haute to lend a hand to athletes competing in the state's annual Special Olympics. The dental students and accompanying faculty and staff from the oral facial development and community and preventive dentistry departments provided dental screenings and education, including tooth-brushing instruction and demonstrations of an intraoral camera, to participants of the Lilly center's "Hip, Health, Hooray," a day-long program stressing high-tech, hands-on health education for the public. Read the complete story.

Summer Chinese institute opens at IU -- Indiana University Bloomington and its East Asian Studies Center, opened the Chinese Pedagogy Institute on Sunday to 15 prospective and practicing high school teachers of Chinese. Jennifer Liu, East Asian languages and cultures professor, and Chinese language coordinator at IU, is leading the course. IU was one of only 34 institutions awarded a grant by the National Security Language Initiative's STARTALK, a federal program aimed at increasing the number of Americans learning critical need languages such as Chinese and Arabic. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, June 21:

Women's Track and Field: Two Indiana women's track and field student-athletes competed at the 2007 AT&T USA Track and Field Championships at IUPUI's Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind, on Thursday, June 21. Senior Jessica Gall clocked a time of 35:26.91 to finish 19th in the 10,000-meter run. Also competing for the Hoosiers was freshman Rachel Ehret who competed unattached in the 3,000-meter run. She finished 10th overall in the junior race with a time of 10:23.00.

Schedule for Friday-Saturday, June 22-23:

Women's Track and Field: Freshman Ashley Rhoades will compete in the final of the women's junior high jump at 6 p.m. ET, while senior Lorian Price will compete in the finals of the long jump on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


IU in the news

Trustees favor new IU basketball arena
Indianapolis Star (Associated Press), June 22 -- Indiana University's trustees have decided the school should plan on building a new basketball arena in the coming years rather than spending millions of dollars on renovating the 35-year-old Assembly Hall. While several trustees discussed concerns about raising the money for a new arena, the board approved a resolution Thursday saying the university would go forward with replacing the building "when appropriate." University President Adam Herbert and other administrators told the trustees during a meeting at the IU Northwest campus that it did not make sense to do a full renovation of Assembly Hall. Kansas City-based architecture firm HOK Sports estimated a renovation would cost $115 million. Read the complete story.

Students, faculty presentations impress IU trustees
Northwest Indiana Times, June 22 -- Indiana University Northwest used students and faculty Thursday to show its board of trustees the early success of the new College of Health and Human Services. The new college brings the Indiana University Medical School, nursing, radiology, social work and dental hygiene disciplines under one umbrella. It is designed to provide students in the health care industry with a more well-rounded education. Read the complete story.

Camp helps children cope with asthma
Kokomo Tribune, June 16 -- Like most camps, Camp Eeze-the-Wheeze includes sports, art projects and outdoor activities. It's what happens at the beginning of the day that sets it apart from other camps. The campers begin with a one-hour lesson, led by Indiana University Kokomo nursing students, on how to manage their diabetes or asthma. Some are learning for themselves, while others are siblings of children with these conditions. Read the complete story.

Shingles Awareness Can Prevent Long-term Pain - Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical News Today, June 22 -- The painful, burning twinge and irritated skin that can be an early warning sign of shingles is often overlooked or misdiagnosed at the time when antiviral medications can be effected at shortening the outbreak. Karen Roos, M.D., the John and Nancy Nelson Professor of Neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, said she sees about 10 new cases of shingles each month. One person in 100 over the age of 60 typically will develop shingles. Although a vaccine is available to prevent shingles, Dr. Roos said the shingles vaccine is too new to have a proven safety record. She believes there are other effective ways to monitor people at risk for a shingles outbreak. Read the complete story.


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