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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 11, 2008


Indiana University Conference on Healthy Living to be held on February 27
IU scientists, leaders to highlight life sciences at State House
IU Jacobs School presents Verdi's 'Requiem' in Bloomington and Indianapolis
Purdue trustees OK IUPUI motorsports program
Mattel, Inc. chairman and CEO to speak in Indianapolis at Kelley School lunch series
American Society for Microbiology honors biologist Patricia Foster
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Indiana University Conference on Healthy Living to be held on February 27 -- The third annual Indiana University Conference on Healthy Living will be held on Feb. 27, offering the general public "Strategies for a Healthy Lifestyle," from Indiana University's leading health and fitness experts. Emotional fitness, nutritional care for asthma, technology and our Golden Years, and cancer prevention are just some of the topics to be discussed. Read the complete story.

IU scientists, leaders to highlight life sciences at State House -- Indiana University scientists and leaders will gather to promote Indiana's life sciences research and support IU's 2008 legislative agenda at the Indiana State House on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of the annual State House Visit and Life Sciences Day. IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson will offer remarks during the event sponsored by Hoosiers for Higher Education at 1 p.m. in the North Atrium of the State House before an expected 400 guests. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School presents Verdi's 'Requiem' in Bloomington and Indianapolis -- The Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will offer two free performances of Verdi's masterwork, Requiem, in Bloomington and Indianapolis. William Jon Gray conducts the IU Philharmonic Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus and a quartet of soloists from IU Opera Theater in two free performances -- in the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. and in the Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis on March 1 at 8 p.m. Read the complete story.

Purdue trustees OK IUPUI motorsports program -- The Purdue University board of trustees on Friday (Feb. 8) ratified a bachelor's degree program in motorsports engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The bachelor's degree program in motorsports engineering at IUPUI is designed to augment a currently existing program on the campus. The School of Engineering and Technology currently offers a motorsports technology certificate program, in which more than 30 students are currently enrolled. Read the complete story.

Mattel, Inc. chairman and CEO to speak in Indianapolis at Kelley School lunch series -- Robert A. Eckert, chairman of the board and CEO of Mattel, Inc., will speak Feb. 29 at a luncheon presented by the Center for International Business Education and Research in IU's Kelley School of Business. Eckert, who has led the the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of toys since 2000, will speak on the topic, "Toy Recalls: The Impact of Global Business, Culture and Ethics," at a luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Read the complete story.

American Society for Microbiology honors biologist Patricia Foster -- Patricia Foster, an Indiana University Bloomington biologist who studies mutations in the bacterium E. coli, has been elected a fellow of the American Society for Microbiology. A committee of her peers chose Foster for her "excellence, originality and creativity in the microbiological sciences." An event in her honor will take place June 4 as part of the society's annual meeting in Boston. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 8:
Wrestling: Redshirt sophomore Angel Escobedo improved to 23-0 on the year with a 10-2 major decision at Purdue Friday, but it wasn't enough as the Hoosiers dropped a tough one in West Lafayette, 18-16. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 9:
Women's Water Polo: Coming off a tough loss earlier in the day to UC San Diego, the Hoosiers got a goal from Kelly Palmberg with just over a minute left in the game that proved to be the game-winner in the 9-8 win over California Baptist at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational. Read the match notes.
Men's Swimming: In their final regular season meet, the Indiana Hoosiers men's swimming and diving team sent notice they will be a team to watch at the Big Ten championship with a 143-100 victory over No. 12 Purdue. Read the meet notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers finished competition in the Meyo Invite on Saturday at the Loftus Center on Notre Dame's campus. Saturday was the second day of competition in the meet. The men's team performed very well on Saturday, recording eight career best marks. The team also had five top ten finishes on the day. The Indiana women's team had an outstanding day as three athletes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships. The team also recorded six personal bests and had two top-five finishes. Read the men's notes. Read the women's notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 10:
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana women's water polo got the second day off to a good start with an 8-4 win over No. 20 CSU Bakersfield, but Indiana knew they were going to be in for a battle when they entered the pool against CWPA rival, Hartwick, in the ninth place game late Sunday afternoon. The teams did not disappoint, but in the end it was Hawks coming away with an 8-6 win. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: The 14th-ranked Hoosiers outscored Ohio State 59-53 on Sunday. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team suffered a 73-62 setback at the hands of Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Champaign. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Redshirt senior Brandon Becker made his final appearance inside University Gym a memorable one on "Senior Day," defeating the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the country, Mike Poeta of Illinois. Angel Escobedo also earned a `W' on Sunday, moving to 24-0 on the year. In the end, the Fighting Illini came out on top, however, 23-9. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: Playing an exhibition match to open the spring season, the Indiana University women's golf team fell 10-8 to Wisconsin in match play at the Westbrook Village Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 11-12: No varsity teams in action.


IU in the news

Now Hiring: Nursing, teaching, truck driving offer best outlooks in Southern Indiana job growth
News and Tribune, Feb. 9 -- Nursing is the hottest job in Southern Indiana, followed by elementary school teachers and truck drivers, according to a new report from the Indiana Business Research Center. A "hot" job is one in a career field that has a large number of openings, a salary above the state median and sizable growth, said Rachel Justis, author of the report. Justis is a geodemographic analyst for the IBRC, part of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Read the full story.

What Workers Should Consider When Voting for Their Next Boss
Washington Post, Feb. 11 -- There's one group of voters in tomorrow's Potomac Primary that has a vested interest in the promises being made by the presidential candidates -- government employees and contractors. James L. Perry, an Indiana University professor, thinks government employees are "in a great position to assess the credibility and vision of a candidate" on issues related to their expertise. "If what a candidate says doesn't make good policy or administrative sense, then the employee should allocate his or her vote to someone else," Perry said. Read the full story.

Make a difference instead of partying this spring break
Jag Bytes, Feb. 6 -- This spring many college students will embark on spring break trips across the world, but not everyone's trips will be defined by drinking and debauchery. Once again, IUPUI will join the ranks of hundreds of colleges and universities that are sponsoring alternative spring breaks, in which students volunteer their time to address social, economic and humanitarian issues, rather than partying at the beach. Read the full story.

Indifferent and proud; Asexuality is emerging as a fourth orientation
National Post, Feb. 9 -- John is an asexual. He is 24 years old and a recent university graduate. He is also a self-described nerd, which is what he said helped him cover his lack of interest in sex while living in the most sexualized environment known to humanity: the university dorm. Dr. Cynthia Graham, a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research, is co-author of a recent study on asexuality. "For the most part, they were not repulsed or afraid of sex," she said from Oxford, England. "They could take it or leave it and they wanted to leave it. It isn't something they experienced problems with; that's not why they came to identify as asexual. They just did not have any desire to go for it." Read the full story.


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