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Indiana University Front Page News

Aug. 6, 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.


Choice of doctors, coverage for specialists top health care issues for people with disabilities
First Scholars Complete Indiana University-HBCU STEM Summer Institute
Calder stabile to get facelift beginning Monday
Gov. Daniels appoints three new IU trustees and reappoints Ferguson
IU, ChaCha partner to create new academic search service
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Choice of doctors, coverage for specialists top health care issues for people with disabilities -- A recent Indiana survey identified top health care problems and needs for people with disabilities. Respondents said that choice of health care providers was the most important feature to include in health care reform legislation, followed by coverage for specialists, low co-pays, dental coverage and preventive care. Coverage of prescription drugs and mental health services were also top issues for people with disabilities. Read the complete story.

First Scholars Complete Indiana University-HBCU STEM Summer Institute -- Nine students from historically black colleges and universities participated in the first summer research program sponsored by the Indiana University -HBCU partnership established to increase the number of minorities in science careers. Students from Alabama A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, Jackson State University, Langston University and Morehouse College attended the 2007 STEM Initiative Summer Scholars Institute which ended August 3. They worked with faculty and students in research laboratories on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) campuses. Read the complete story.

Calder stabile to get facelift beginning Monday -- Restoration of the Peau Rouge Indiana, the stabile outside the Indiana University Musical Arts Center, begins Aug. 6. The stabile, created by sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976), will be completely stripped of all paint layers, removing all traces of lead paint that may still be present on it. Indiana University's Office of Environmental, Health, and Safety Management will supervise the waste removal. Conservators will then repaint the sculpture in the original "Calder Red." Read the complete story.

Gov. Daniels appoints three new trustees, reappoints Ferguson -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie welcomes three new members named Aug. 2 to the IU Board of Trustees and a fourth trustee reappointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels. Their terms begin immediately. Stephen L. Ferguson, who was appointed to the board in 1998 by the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon and has served as president since 2005, has been reappointed and is expected to continue in that capacity. Also appointed by Daniels to three-year terms on the board are Jack M. Gill, a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley and a founder and managing member of Vanguard Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in high technology start-ups, and Derica W. Rice, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Eli Lilly and Co. Arthur D. King, a junior majoring in accounting and finance in IU's Kelley School of Business, was appointed as student trustee and will serve a two-year term. Read the complete story.

IU, ChaCha partner to create new academic search service -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Scott A. Jones, co-founder and chief executive officer of ChaCha, an Indiana company that is creating a new and more focused way of providing Internet searches, today (Aug. 2) announced they have entered into a strategic alliance for research, development and services for the next generation of Internet search tools and practices. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

The Hoosiers will resume action at the end of the month. 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

IUS is on track to finish $8 million renovation early; University Center project will add space
Louisville Courier-Journal, Aug. 4 -- The project to expand and remodel the University Center at Indiana University Southeast, primarily designed to add and improve space for student use, should be complete ahead of schedule. Stephen Taksar, vice chancellor of administrative affairs at the New Albany campus, said that the project is about 80 percent done and that work should be finished in October. The building once housed the IUS library. Read the complete story.

Popular antacids more than double cognitive impairment risk
Daily India, Aug. 3 -- ong-term use of histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2A), a class of drugs that blocks stomach acid, increases the risk of cognitive impairment two-and-a-half times in older adults, according to a study. The Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute study focused mainly on antacids like ranitidine and famotidine, the most popular medications prescribed in the US. Read the complete story.

Bloomington: Hoosier heaven
Cincinnati Enquirer, Aug. 4 -- The paper's travel writer wrote: "It was my daughter's desire to visit Indiana University that prompted my first-ever trip to Bloomington this summer. It was my desire to see all the sites we missed that prompted my return trip a few weeks later. If Bloomington had nothing more to boast than Indiana University, that would be enough. The 38,000-student campus was named one of the five most beautiful U.S. campuses by the book The Campus as a Work of Art. It teems with flowers, trees and lush lawns." Read the complete story.

Are you ready to ChaCha?
Indiana Daily Student, Aug. 6 -- As of Aug. 2, IU is learning to do the cha-cha, Internet search-style fashion. ChaCha is an Indiana company that is creating a new and more focused way of providing Internet searches. ChaCha, which comes from the Chinese word "cha," meaning "search," will enable IU to develop a better understanding of how guided searches can best serve the complex needs of students, faculty and academic researchers, according to an IU press release. Read the complete story.


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