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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 19, 2007

'Endurance, Excellence, and the Energy of change at Indiana University'
Rock the House!!! And, Celebrate IU
Kelley School's Business outlook Panel to provide economic forecast for 2008
Creating Medical Partners
Center for Studies of Law in Action honored with international award
IU New Music Ensemble opens cutting edge season Oct. 20
Sexual health leaders to discuss Indiana's needs
Anthem, IU School of Optometry Come Together To Focus on Diabetes
India Studies, Journalism School partner on conference about media coverage of India
IU presidential inauguration to be broadcast and streamed live
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


'Endurance, Excellence, and the Energy of change at Indiana University' -- Michael A. McRobbie was inaugurated on Oct. 18 (Thursday) as the 18th president of Indiana University. He presented his vision for Indiana University in this inaugural and the text is reprinted here in full. Read the full speech.

Rock the House!!! And, Celebrate IU -- Hey Hoosier fans, friends and family! Be prepared this weekend to "Rock the House" for Indiana University Homecoming 2007! And while you're at it, enjoy "Celebrate IU" Week, today through Sunday (Oct. 15-21) -- seven days of events ranging from a student activity fair to a faculty art exhibit; from musical performances by iconic rock and folk performers to classical musical concerts by IU's own world-renowned artists; from the long-awaited dedication of an interdisciplinary science building to the inauguration of a new president. Read the full story.

Kelley School's Business outlook Panel to provide economic forecast for 2008 -- A meltdown in the housing and mortgage markets has shaken Wall Street and small investors alike. Record heating prices are expected this winter. Consumer confidence is at a two-year low. Top retailers are revising their sales estimates. Questions persist about a recession. What's next? Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will present its national, state and local economic forecasts for 2008, beginning with a presentation Nov. 1 in Indianapolis, followed by similar events in 10 other cities across the state. Read the full story.

Creating Medical Partners -- The merger of hospitals on campus has created a bond with the university to enhance and develop research techniques. In this Podcast, Ora Pescovitz, interim vice president for research administration at IU, president and chief executive officer of Riley Hospital for Children, and executive associate dean for research in the IU School of Medicine, discusses the impact and future of this vast partnership. Read the transcript and hear the Podcast.

Center for Studies of Law in Action honored with international award -- The Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action, which for decades has trained police officers and forensic laboratory technicians, has been honored by the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety with its most prestigious institutional award. The council's Institution Widmark Award was presented in recognition of the contributions the IU center has made to alcohol and traffic safety awareness and education. Read the full story.

IU New Music Ensemble opens cutting edge season Oct. 20 -- The Indiana University New Music Ensemble (NME) will break musical boundaries with its new season that features some of the most imaginative and adventurous electronica ever heard, with a unique twist -- it will be arranged for chamber ensemble. The NME season opens on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Jacobs School of Music's Auer Hall. Read the full story.

Sexual health leaders to discuss Indiana's needs -- Indiana University is considered a scholarly mecca of sexual health research, yet statewide measures of citizens' sexual health, such as rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy, are poor. A sexual health summit at IU Bloomington next week might be the spark necessary to bridge this disconnect. Read the full story.

Anthem, IU School of Optometry Come Together To Focus on Diabetes -- There is an estimated price tag of about $900 for the eye exams and other health services, including blood sugar and foot screenings, that 150 medically underserved, low-income Central Indiana residents with diabetes will receive at no charge during the fourth annual Anthem Focus on Diabetes Day. Read the full story.

India Studies, Journalism School partner on conference about media coverage of India -- Several journalists and scholars with decades of experience writing and reporting on Asia will participate in a conference at Indiana University Oct. 22-23, "Reporting India," which examines American media coverage of the world's largest democracy over its 60-year history. Read the full story.

Part of the No Child Left Behind "choice" provision is no choice at all for most -- Many parents don't know about school choice options under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, and many schools can't offer them, according to a new report from Indiana University researchers. The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) in the Indiana University School of Education has issued those conclusions in a new policy brief titled "Outcomes of the School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Provisions of NCLB." Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21:

Field Hockey: No. 12IU (6-7, 0-2) plays takes on Michigan State at 4 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 20). Read game notes.

Football: It's Homecoming weekend and Indiana (5-2, 2-2) takes on Penn State in Memorial Stadium at 12 noon on Saturday (Oct. 20). Read game notes.

Volleyball: Indiana (13-7, 5-4) is on the road to Ann Arbor for a 7 p.m. match with Michigan on Friday, Oct. 19. Read game notes.

Men's Soccer: The IU men's soccer team (9-4-1) is at home on Sunday (Oct. 21) to face Ohio State at 3 p.m. in Armstrong Stadium. Read about the team.

Women's Soccer: The Hoosiers, riding a streat of 13 wins, are in Champaign for a 7 p.m. match tonight (Oct. 19) with Illinois. They return home to Armstrong Stadium for a Sunday (Oct. 21) match with Oakland at 12 p.m. Read game notes.

Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team competes this weekend (Oct. 19-21) in the 2007 June Stewart Invitational, hosted by Vanderbilt University. Play begins at 10 a.m. ET each with two rounds of doubles in the morning, followed by one round of singles in the afternoon. Read game notes.

Results from Wednesday, Oct. 17:

Men's Soccer: No. 12 Indiana used a pair of second-half goals to come away with a 3-2 win over No. 4 Notre Dame Wednesday night at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind. Read the game story.

Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team improved to 13-7 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten with a 3-1 win over Purdue Wednesday night to bring the Monon Spike back to Bloomington. It marked Hoosier volleyball's debut on the Big Ten Network. Read the game story.


IU in the news

The Grill: Indiana University's Michael McRobbie on the Hot Seat
Computer World, Oct. 15 -- Long renowned as both a basketball powerhouse and a party school, Indiana University has in recent years begun to get noticed for its IT initiatives. Newsweek called IU its "hottest big state school" in 2005, saying that features such as its I-Light broadband network were helping it attract out-of-state students. Envisioning I-Light and getting it built were among Michael McRobbie's many achievements as IU's CIO. Later, he helped to establish the first informatics department at a U.S. university. Read the full story.

Clarian Hospitals Receive Prestigious National Honor For Quality And Accountability
Medical News Today, Oct. 13 -- Indiana University Hospital has been recognized as a Rising Star for improvement in quality and accountability measures by University HealthSystem Consortium. Read the full story.

At checkups, more the merrier; Group visits for pregnancy, chronic conditions offer support network
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 15 -- Dr. Jeffrey A. Kons, medical director of the IU Family Medicine office at One America Tower, said he is intrigued by the prospect of offering group visits for his patients with chronic diseases, but he isn't sure whether he can do it logistically. "The reality is we (doctors) spend time during the day, having the same conversation over and over again," said Kons, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Indiana University. "Our current system is set up for acute problems . . . and we need to think of new models." Read the full story.

IU building storm-proof data center
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 15 -- Indiana University has started construction on a data center that will protect technology resources, including the Big Red supercomputer, during storms, power outages or even a tornado. The $32.7 million Indiana University Data Center is being built at the former University School complex. Grassy slopes will rise up to the sides of the building, providing natural protection. Read the full story.


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