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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 25, 2008


Kelley School of Business to honor five IU alumni on March 4
This Week on Sound Medicine
IUPUI Chancellor appoints Assistant Chancellor for Diversity
Study looks at new approaches in handling juvenile delinquents
IU Bloomington Libraries publishes its first electronic journal, showcasing faculty partnerships
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Kelley School of Business to honor five IU alumni on March 4 -- Five alumni of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University will be honored for professional achievement during an awards ceremony in Indianapolis on March 4, the night before the 62nd annual IU Business Conference. Read the complete story.

This Week on Sound Medicine -- Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI FM 90.1 and hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss osteoporosis in men, the ACCORD study and a new definition of alcoholism Feb. 23 and 24. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Chancellor appoints Assistant Chancellor for Diversity -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz Feb. 22 announced the appointment of Kenneth B. Durgans as assistant chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, pending approval by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. As assistant chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Durgans will serve as the campus's full-time chief diversity officer and will report directly to the chancellor. Read the complete story.

Study looks at new approaches in handling juvenile delinquents -- The juvenile justice system's traditional method of dealing with juvenile delinquents is beginning to undergo a transformation, a study by Indiana University School of Social Work Professor Bill Barton has found. Barton's discoveries will be published by Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. The changes in the juvenile justice system come as many practitioners in child- and adolescent related-services have switched to methods that look for ways to build on an individual's strengths, Barton explained. These methods have been used increasingly in other systems, such as mental health services, but rarely in juvenile justice. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington Libraries publishes its first electronic journal, showcasing faculty partnerships -- Through a partnership that marks a turning point in scholarly publishing at Indiana University, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Patricia Steele announced Feb. 21 the publication of Museum Anthropology Review, the first faculty-generated electronic journal supported by the IU Bloomington Libraries. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 22:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team was tripped up in its first contest of the 2008 season by No. 34 LSU, 7-1. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 23:
Women's Swimming: Indiana redshirt junior Christina Loukas scored 350.35 points for fourth place - less than half a point from a bronze medal - in the women's 3-meter finals, and the U.S. earned two more Olympic berths Saturday at the Good Luck Beijing/FINA Diving World Cup. Read the event notes.
Sophomore Kate Zubkova added her second backstroke title in as many nights and Brittney Feldman was named Diver of the Championship and Big Ten Diver of the Year as Indiana recorded a third-place finish at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Tennis: The Indiana University men's tennis team improved to 7-1 on the year with a 5-2 win over Troy University on Saturday down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team hit the road for the first time this spring at No. 19 Wake Forest. Indiana nearly rose to the challenge in a 4-3 setback against the Demon Deacons to begin play before bouncing back for a 5-2 triumph over UNC-Greensboro. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team rallied from five runs down to trim the deficit to one heading into the ninth, but could come no closer as LSU took a 5-4 decision on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Armon Bassett scored a season-high 24 points and the No. 15 Hoosiers earned an 85-82 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night. Interim head coach Dan Dakich earned his first victory patrolling the Hoosier sideline. Read the game notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 24:
Baseball: Behind 14 hits and spectacular bullpen work from the duo of Doug Fleenor and Kyle Leiendecker, the Indiana baseball team notched its first win of the season with a 7-6, come-from-behind victory over No. 34 LSU. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: The Indiana University wrestling team took down a top-ten squad Sunday night, defeating No. 10 Northwestern, 24-14, in the final Big Ten dual match of the season. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday, Feb. 25:
Women's Basketball: Ohio State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 26:
Men's Basketball: Ohio State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

Salty Snacks Mean More Sodas for Kids
Washington Post, Feb. 20 -- Kids who load up on salty meals and snacks get thirsty, and too often they turn to calorie-filled sodas. So maybe cutting back on the salt is a good way to cut the calories. That's the idea coming from a British study published Wednesday in an American Heart Association journal. "Most people think that sodium comes from the salt shaker. The salt shaker contributes less than 10 to 15 percent," said Dr. Myron Weinberger, a professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. "Fast foods, for example, are just loaded with sodium. Processed foods are all very high in sodium," said Weinberger, who wrote an editorial related to the study published in the online journal Hypertension. Read the full story.

Unions are key pieces in mergers; Ignoring them can ruin deals, say airline analysts
Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 21 -- Airline employees bore the brunt of the industry's cost-cutting efforts following the 2001 terrorist attacks, taking huge pay and benefit cuts that dampen morale to this day. But workers now wield significant influence, as airlines -- including United Airlines -- explore the possibility of merging, observers say. "Airlines can usually go ahead and force a merger whether unions like it or not" by structuring a deal that avoids violating contract agreements, said Clinton Oster, a professor at Indiana University who has studied airline economics since the 1970s. "But whether the merger is actually successful, that's a different thing. For that to happen you need the work force to acquiesce or even embrace it." Read the full story.

89.3KPCC AirTalk, Feb. 22 -- Sumit Ganguly, Director of the Indiana University India Studies Program, was interviewed about the current situation in Pakistan on KPCC -- Southern California Public Radio's Airtalk program on Feb. 21, 2008. "Pakistan" is the sixth item down. Listen to the full interview.

Dakich chosen by Greenspan over fellow assistant coach McCallum
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 25 -- With one quick pump of his fist, Dan Dakich announced to the thousands of IU fans in attendance of IU's 85-82 win over Northwestern that he is ready to lead the IU men's basketball team. IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan announced during press conference Friday night that Dakich, who had been an assistant coach since November, will replace Kelvin Sampson as men's head basketball coach on an interim basis. Read the full story.


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