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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 4, 2008


Indiana University launches
Hoosiers for Higher Education to visit Statehouse, celebrate Life Sciences Initiative
Breaking down Huntington's disease one protein at a time
White children born to unwed moms face challenges similar to black counterparts
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum to deliver next Patten Lectures
Big Ten Network presents Big Ten Career Expo in Indianapolis
IU professor and researcher Margaret Dolinsky honored as outstanding educator
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Indiana University launches --, an online gateway for audio and video podcasts from IU faculty and staff and various departments and groups from all of IU's campuses, will be launched publicly on Feb. 4. The user-friendly podcast portal will pull together a variety of contributed content, including lectures, music, radio broadcasts, performances and student profiles, on one convenient home page. Read the complete story.

Hoosiers for Higher Education to visit Statehouse, celebrate Life Sciences Initiative -- Supporters of higher education from around Indiana will travel to the state Capitol in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for the 17th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit and IU Life Sciences Day. Read the complete story.

Breaking down Huntington's disease one protein at a time -- Hoping to piece together the intricate series of interactions that lead to Huntington's disease, Indiana University Bloomington scientists have determined the shape and structure of a binding site that may prove useful in combating the neurodegenerative disease. Read the complete story.

White children born to unwed moms face challenges similar to black counterparts -- Many may have been surprised by an Indiana Black Expo report detailing how nearly eight in 10 black children in Indiana are born to unwed parents. Dr. Lorraine Blackman, who holds a doctorate in social work, wasn't among them. It is a situation she has been studying and Blackman knows all too well the consequences behind the headlines and numbers. Blackman specializes in family life education and in shaping social policies to help families function better. Read the complete story.

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum to deliver next Patten Lectures -- Martha Nussbaum, a philosopher and influential intellectual from the University of Chicago Law School, will present two Indiana University Patten lectures, titled "Constitutions and Capabilities: History of an Idea" (Tuesday, Feb. 12) and "Capabilities and Today's Supreme Court" (Thursday, Feb. 14). Read the complete story.

Big Ten Network presents Big Ten Career Expo in Indianapolis -- The Big Ten Conference Career Expo, presented by the Big Ten Network, will take place Friday, March 14, at Union Station in Indianapolis. The career fair aims to pair students from 11 of the nation's most prestigious universities with the staffing needs of elite and industry-leading companies. Read the complete story.

IU professor and researcher Margaret Dolinsky honored as outstanding educator -- IU digital artist Margaret Dolinsky is the 2008 Outstanding Educator in Science, Technology, and Engineering. Presented by the Women and Hi Tech organization, the award acknowledges the tremendous impact educators have on their students and the role they play in creating opportunities for growth and development. Dolinsky holds a dual appointment as an assistant professor in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University Bloomington and as a research scientist in the IU Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL). Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 1:
Wrestling: Four Hoosiers arose victorious in their matches Friday against Ohio State, but the Buckeyes won the overall team score, 20-13. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 2:
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team, ranked-24th nationally, handed No. 26 Kentucky their first loss of the season on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Indiana University men's tennis team won the doubles point and a pair of singles matches in their Big Ten Opener at Iowa, but suffered their first loss of the season in a 4-3 heart-breaker. Read the match notes.
Women's Track and Field: The Hoosiers competed in the Indiana Relays on Saturday at Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington. Saturday was the second day of the meet. Indiana's women's team competed very well on day one of the meet, recording two career bests, five top-five finishes and three top-three finishes. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track and Field: Indiana's men's team competed very well on day one of the Indiana Relays, recording three career bests, seven top-five finishes, five top-three finishes, and taking two first place finishes. Read the meet notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 3:
Men's Basketball: The 11th-ranked Hoosiers used a zone defense much of the second half to beat the Northwestern Wildcats 75-63 Sunday. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Head Coach Duane Goldman earned the 200th win of his coaching career Sunday afternoon. Indiana University topped the Michigan State Spartans, 23-9. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Whitney Thomas recorded her ninth season and 19th career double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamie Braun added a game-high 26 points but it was not enough as the Hoosiers dropped an 81-65 decision at Iowa on Sunday afternoon. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 5:
Men's Tennis: Kentucky, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

IU trustees choose site for Hoagy Carmichael sculpture
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3 -- A life-size sculpture of "Stardust" composer Hoagy Carmichael that toured Indiana last year is returning to Indiana University, where it will find a home in a part of the campus that's filled with students every day. The bronze sculpture of the Bloomington native, who died in 1981, will rest outside the IU Auditorium, along Jordan Avenue, the IU Board of Trustees decided this week. Read the full story.

Outlook good for new grads; Retiring baby boomers create openings aplenty
Indianapolis Business Journal, Feb. 2 -- The reason for the bright outlook? "Baby boomers are getting ready to leave, so companies need the best and brightest to replace them," said Susie Clarke, director of undergraduate services at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "There will be a strong need in the next 10 years, so companies need to have a strong pipeline of employees." Read the full story.

Courage and hope amid Kenya's carnage; IU professor and wife risk their own safety to shield refugees from recent violence
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 4 -- Dr. Joe Mamlin, an Indiana University professor, had seen some of the scorched bodies from the church fire at a local hospital on New Year's Day. During his search for medical supplies for the casualties, he had seen the smoke rising on the horizon and the homeless refugees clogging roads sometimes barricaded with rocks or burned-out trucks. The upheaval threatened to erase years of progress Mamlin's team had made against the AIDS epidemic in Kenya. But the immediate dangers demanded action, and soon after the violence began, Mamlin welcomed some of those fleeing the slaughter into the IU compound. Read the full story.

An Economy Grows Around Britney Spears
Associated Press, Jan. 30 -- In the days after the Britney Spears soap opera rode a police-escorted gurney to its apex, celeb-mag sales spiked, traffic jammed gossip Web sites, tabloid TV ratings rose and paparazzi photo prices surged. "The product for the tabloid industry is the unusual, and Britney has been delivering that consistently," said Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Read the full story.


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