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Indiana University Front Page News

July 13, 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.


Brad Wheeler named vice president for information technology
Indiana University's Edwin Marshall named Optometrist of the Year
Dr. Eugene Tempel Named Recipient of James L. Fisher Award
Ten Programs at Clarian Health Rank Among Top in Nation
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Brad Wheeler named vice president for information technology -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie today (July 13) named Bradley C. Wheeler vice president for information technology. Wheeler is IU acting chief information officer and dean of information technology for IU Bloomington and a professor of information systems in the Kelley School of Business. Wheeler, who will succeed McRobbie as vice president for information technology, has been a member of IU's information technology leadership team for the last five years. Read the complete story.

Indiana University's Edwin Marshall named Optometrist of the Year -- Dr. Edwin C. Marshall, a professor of optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry and adjunct professor of public health at the IU School of Medicine, has been named the 2007 Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association. Read the complete story.

Dr. Eugene Tempel Named Recipient of James L. Fisher Award -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Dr. Eugene R. Tempel, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, a winner of the 2007 James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education. The Fisher Award is given for extraordinary service to education of national and/or international significance, beyond service to a single institution or state. Past recipients include J. William Fulbright, The Ford Foundation, Herman B Wells, Robert L. Payton, the United Negro College Fund and Lilly Endowment Inc. Read the complete story.

Ten Programs at Clarian Health Rank Among Top in Nation -- Ten clinical programs at Methodist, Indiana University and Riley hospitals of Clarian Health ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "2007 America's Best Hospitals Guide." Clarian's hospitals were the only Indiana hospitals included in the rankings and are among only 173 hospitals recognized out of the 5,462 evaluated nationwide. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

The Hoosiers will resume action in August. Keep track of upcoming games at the Indiana University Athletics Web site:

Action begins:

Women's Soccer: Aug. 21, Missouri, 7 p.m., Columbia, Mo.

Women's Volleyball: Aug. 24,Western Kentucky, 5 p.m., DeKalb, Ill.

Men's Soccer: Aug. 25, New Mexico, TBA, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Football: Sept. 1, Indiana State, 8 p.m., Bloomington


IU in the news

Indiana U Draws New Tool Against Cyber Crime
Campus Technology, July 13 -- Researchers at the Indiana University School of Informatics are turning to popular mass media tools to help get through to the public about computer security dos and don'ts. IU associate professor Markus Jakobsson and research associate Sukamol Srikwan have launched a website featuring cartoon depictions of security countermeasures as a way to cut through resistance to what for many is an esoteric subject. Read the complete story.

Why kids of divorced parents divorce
PsychCentral, July 12 -- Is the chance of divorce a genetically inherited risk, or a by-product of the environment? A new study investigates why children of divorced parents are roughly twice as likely to see their relationships end in divorce as compared to their peers from intact families. Study authors discovered the parents' divorce itself, not genes or even problems such as parental substance abuse or delinquency, played a key role in the failed unions. Brian D'Onofrio, assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington, said that when a host of variables are taken into consideration, such as genetic risks and socioeconomic factors, the actual divorce still accounts for around 66 percent of the increased risk of divorce faced by children of divorced parents. Read the complete story.

IU hopes to host national debate; Officials to visit possible sites of presidential debate
Indiana Daily Student, July 12 -- IU will have a better idea of whether or not a presidential debate will come to campus in 2008 Tuesday. Of the 17 venues vying to host a debate, three will be chosen for presidential debates and one will be chosen for a vice-presidential debate. In April, an executive producer from the Commission on Presidential Debates visited the University to gather preliminary information about the campus. On Tuesday, more representatives will make a second trip to meet with officials, electricians, UITS and others to see if the University has the necessary facilities to host a debate. Read the complete story.


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