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Indiana University Front Page News

Aug. 8, 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.


"Musician heaven": IU horn faculty member rejoins the Canadian Brass
IU Imaging Center Receives $6 Million Grant for Kidney Research
What makes for academic success?
Phishing at the State Fair: Indiana University targets online fraud
Living Well: Health and wellness tips from Indiana University
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


"Musician heaven": IU horn faculty member rejoins the Canadian Brass -- Internationally acclaimed hornist Jeff Nelsen is adding to his impressive resume at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music by rejoining hit brass quintet Canadian Brass. Nelsen, who was a member of the world famous group from 2000 to 2004, will continue to teach at IU full-time while touring with the ensemble. Nelsen's re-appointment to the Canadian Brass continues a long tradition in the Jacobs School in which faculty maintain a significant link to the world of international performance. Read the complete story.

IU Imaging Center Receives $6 Million Grant for Kidney Research -- The Indiana University School of Medicine's Division of Nephrology has been awarded a five-year, $6 million George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Center grant from the National Institutes of Health, one of just six such centers funded in the United States. The grant recognizes the imaging technology and expertise that has been developed at IU using advanced light microscopy systems to conduct research in kidneys and other organs in vivo, said Bruce Molitoris, M.D., chief of the nephrology division and director of the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy. Read the complete story.

What makes for academic success? -- An Indiana University School of Education researcher is examining what colleges and universities do to ensure students stay in school and graduate -- an increasingly important marker for higher education accountability and much-scrutinized "best college" rankings. Don Hossler, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and director of the Project on Academic Success, said the College Board renewed for the third year a funded project focusing on student persistence and graduation. Over three years, the non-profit organization has provided $850,000 for the College Board Pilot Study on Student Retention. Read the complete story.

Phishing at the State Fair: Indiana University targets online fraud; "IU Day" exhibit stresses Internet safety; showcases security-focused Web cartoons -- Fairgoers at the Indiana State Fair can have phishing lessons on Thursday courtesy of Indiana University's School of Informatics and Information Technology Security and Policy Offices, which will help visitors compare real and fake Web sites -- used in an identity theft practice called "phishing" -- to explain how to better guard personal details like passwords and financial information when using the Internet. The exhibit, part of "IU Day," is located on Expo Hall Street, just north of the Gate 1A (along 38th St.) entrance to the fairgrounds. Visitors also will receive complimentary hand-out items. Read the complete story.

Living Well: Health and wellness tips from Indiana University -- Living Well for August discusses the following topics: balance training, why stewing over food choices is pointless and water exercise. 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.

Secret to beating shyness revealed, Aug. 8 -- People can overcome their shyness with preparation followed by slowly engaging themselves in new social situations, according to psychologists. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that one of the world's foremost experts in shyness, Bernardo Carducci, has battled with shyness himself. Read the complete story.

IU spirit sizzles at state fair; Pep rallies, pedometers help university make presence felt
Bloomington Herald-Times, Aug. 10 -- Indiana University showed its stuff Thursday to a quintessentially Hoosier audience, using information booths, free merchandise, music and sports to reach out at the Indiana State Fair. Banners hanging near the Home and Family Arts Building on the south side of the fairgrounds declared IU's red hotness in technology, the arts and the life sciences. Cheerleaders and Marching Hundred band members sweated in the 96-degree heat. "Truly, this is a day that could only be described as red hot," IU President Michael McRobbie told a pep-rally audience, playing on the university's omnipresent marketing slogan. Read the complete story.


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