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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 8, 2008


IU brings a jazzy version of "Le Nozze di Figaro" to the MAC
IU School of Journalism recommended for re-accreditation
IUPUI Informatics professors research medical record text-mining
Deputy director of State Budget Agency to join IU Office of Engagement
Kelley report: There will be fewer workers in the prime-earning 25-to-54 age group
'Kinsey Confidential': Sexual health information for the millennial generation
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU brings a jazzy version of "Le Nozze di Figaro" to the MAC -- Starting Feb. 22, Indiana University Opera Theater audiences can hear Le Nozze di Figaro, the beloved comedy by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as Mozart himself might have heard it in the traditional "bel canto" style. Guest conductor William Crutchfield is working to revive this 18th-century method, which emphasizes smooth vocal phrases, pure tone and improvised ornamentation suited to the individual singer's voice. Read the complete story.

IU School of Journalism recommended for re-accreditation -- The Indiana University School of Journalism has been recommended for re-accreditation by a site team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Last week, reviewers from the Public Relations Society of America also were on campus and likewise recommended that the national organization certify the School of Journalism in all nine standards it reviewed. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Informatics professors research medical record text-mining -- Malika Mahoui and Josette Jones, both assistant professors with the IU School of Informatics at IUPUI, know that medical discoveries and health care improvements lay buried in the mountains of digital data generated daily by hospitals, clinics, doctors and nurses. Thanks to a funding grant from the National Institutes of Health, Mahoui and Jones are helping Dr. Patrick Jamieson, Logical Semantics, Inc., build computer tools to mine those data. Read the complete story.

Deputy director of State Budget Agency to join IU Office of Engagement -- Tony Armstrong has been appointed executive director in Indiana University's Office of Engagement, it was announced Feb. 7. Armstrong had previously served as deputy director, appointed by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, in the Indiana State Budget Agency. As executive director, Armstrong will work with IU Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan to further the economic development and job-creation goals of the university, especially in the health and life sciences sector. Read the complete story.

Kelley report: There will be fewer workers in the prime-earning 25-to-54 age group -- More than half of the 50 states, including Indiana, will face a dilemma in coming decades of having fewer workers in the age group considered the prime earning years -- the 25-to-54 age group. A new report, "Workers Needed: Please Apply by 2025: The Changing 25-to-54 Age Group," highlights a sharp decline in the number of people who will make up this key component of the workforce as a result of the exodus of many baby boomers. Read the complete story.

'Kinsey Confidential': Sexual health information for the millennial generation -- Finding reliable, research based sexual health information when you need it can be a challenging task. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University has revamped its sexual health information service to make it more interactive and accessible to a college age audience. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Feb. 7:
Women's Basketball: Four scored in double-digits as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Northwestern, 74-58, in Assembly Hall on Thursday, Feb. 7. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Indiana rallied to beat Illinois 83-79 Thursday in a double overtime thriller for the Hoosiers' fourth Big Ten road win of the season. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Feb. 8:
Wrestling: Purdue, 7 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Meyo Invite, South Bend, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, Feb. 9:
Women's Water Polo: UC San Diego, 10:15 a.m., La Jolla, Calif.
Men's Swimming: Purdue, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Meyo Invite, South Bend, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb. 10:
Women's Tennis: Marquette, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Ohio State, 1 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Women's Basketball: Illinois, 2 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Wrestling: Illinois, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Morehead State, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Wisconsin, all day, Phoenix, Ariz.


IU in the news

IU chief puts tech-transfer team in place
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 7 -- Within days of being named Indiana University's president, Michael McRobbie knew he wanted Bill Stephan back. Problem was, Stephan wasn't looking to leave his post as vice president at Clarian Health. "I'd only been there 21/2 years, and I loved working with (Clarian Chief Executive) Dan Evans," Stephan said. But McRobbie wants to make IU's engagement with the state's business community a hallmark of his presidency. He saw what it did for Purdue and its former president, Martin Jischke. Read the full story.

Good Parenting Helps Difficult Infants Perform As Well Or Better In First Grade Than Peers
ScienceDaily, Feb. 7 -- Some infants are called difficult, challenging parents because they cry frequently, are very active, and may not adapt well to new situations or people. Other infants are described as easy, full of smiles, adaptable, and not very active. Conventional wisdom suggests that easy babies will do better in first grade than difficult ones. The results of a new study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tell us otherwise, with the key being the type of parenting the children receive. Read the full story.

Warming Up to Cold Weather Exercise
Health News Digest, Jan. 28 -- The cold winter months can challenge the exercise resolve of the most dedicated among us, but there's no reason for our exercise habits to go into hibernation. "The important thing is to stay active," said Andy Fry, a fitness expert in Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the full story.

Listen to your heart; When cardiovascular disease sneaked up on them, three women faced the challenges
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 5 -- Quick: What's the No. 1 killer of women 20 and older? If you answered anything other than heart disease, you're wrong. Each year, heart disease kills more than 6,000 women in the 35-to-44 age range, and 10,000 women between the ages of 29 and 44 have a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. Researchers like Dr. Daniel Meldrum of Indiana University School of Medicine are exploring why women's and men's hearts are so different. While they look the same, the way they respond after a heart attack or surgery is not all similar, says Meldrum. Read the full story.


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