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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 28, 2008


Liberian Collections Project at IU awarded grant to conserve and digitize photographs
IU history graduate student named Javits fellow
Classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to broadcast live from IU Bloomington
IU Bloomington geologist is a 2008 Fulbright Scholar
Sweet Honey will kick off the IU Summer Music Festival
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Liberian Collections Project at IU awarded grant to conserve and digitize photographs -- The Liberian Collections Project at Indiana University has been awarded a grant to conserve, organize and digitize approximately 6,500 historic photographs from the records of William V.S. Tubman, Liberia's longest-serving president. The grant, from the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library, is for 38,491 British pounds (about $76,750 U.S.) over two years. The project includes tracking down more information about the photographs and creating Web tools for annotating, viewing and searching the collection. Read the complete story.

IU history graduate student named Javits fellow -- Alex Tipei, a graduate student in history at Indiana University, is one of 44 Jacob K. Javits fellows named this month by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowships are awarded to graduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The fellows, selected from 899 applicants, were chosen on the basis of superior academic achievement, financial need and exceptional promise. The fellowships consist of a maximum stipend of $30,000, depending on need, and an institutional payment of $12,981 to cover the full cost of tuition and fees. Read the complete story.

Classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to broadcast live from IU Bloomington -- WFIU, WTIU, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are bringing classical music radio and TV host Fred Child to Bloomington, June 17-19, to help kick off IU's Summer Music Festival. Child is the host of American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America, with more than 1.2 million weekly listeners on 237 stations around the country. Child is also the commentator and announcer for Live from Lincoln Center, the only live performing arts series on television. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington geologist is a 2008 Fulbright Scholar -- Geologist Chen Zhu has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study underground carbon dioxide storage with Norwegian colleagues at the University of Oslo. Zhu's scholarship will last the duration of the 2008-2009 academic year. Read the complete story.

Sweet Honey will kick off the IU Summer Music Festival -- The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock kicks off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival with its African American vocal repertoire and performance style on June 15 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center (MAC). The group will fill the MAC with its unique sound rooted in gospel, blues, jazz improvisation and traditional African music. Sweet Honey's collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. The legendary sextet has sung about hope and social justice for 35 years throughout the United States and around the world. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, May 23:
Baseball: Tyler Cox hit a walk-off grand slam to lift the Hoosiers to an 11-8 victory over Penn State to advance the Hoosiers to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Earlier in the day, Josh Phegley went 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in a 14-7 win over Illinois as Indiana has now won nine of its last 10 games. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, May 24:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team was bested 11-7 by Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. The Hoosiers finished off their season at 31-30, the first winning season for the Hoosiers since the 2003 squad won 34 games. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, May 28-29:
Men's Golf: NCAA Championships, West Lafayette, Ind.


IU in the news

IU to create new 10-year IT plan
Indianapolis Business Journal, May 27 -- As Indiana University's 10-year technology plan comes to an end, the school is preparing to launch another plan for the next decade. Brad Wheeler, IU's vice president for information technology, will lead a 140-member team to develop the next technology plan by the end of the year, according to The Herald-Times in Bloomington. IU President Michael McRobbie started the university's first plan in 1998 when he served as vice president for information technology. All of that plan's 10 general recommendations and 68 specific action items have been implemented. Full story.

A leg up for startups; Pharma spinoffs gain from nurturing by parent, new autonomy to thrive
Indianapolis Star, May 26 -- Ascendium Consulting is not your ordinary startup. Just four months old, the Indianapolis health-care consultancy has a seasoned management team, a dozen employees, 80 customers and expects revenues of $3.5 million this year. Ascendium is skipping the "garage stage," thanks to a big-name backer: Roche Diagnostics. Developed and grown inside Roche during the past five years, Ascendium was spun off as its own company in January."Spinoffs have tremendous advantages," said Todd Saxton, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. "The risks that most new ventures face are a lack of funding, a lack of talent and, more importantly, a lack of reputation," he said. "Coming out of Lilly or Roche, with all the resources that entails, is an incredible benefit." Full story.

Student organization raises $5600 for China earthquake efforts
Indiana Daily Student, May 23 -- Ten Chinese student volunteers stood outside the Sample Gates the afternoon of May 22 to ask for donations for Chinese earthquake victims. The Chinese Student and Scholar Association set up areas around campus May 22 and 24, including Campus View Apartments, the Indiana Memorial Union, the Sample Gates and Ballantine Hall, where people could donate to support victims of the May 12 earthquake. In those two days, the organization raised almost $6,000. Full story.

New data format may uncover company misdeeds
Reuters, May 23 -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week proposed a timetable requiring about 500 of the largest public companies to begin filing their financial data in XBRL, or extensible business reporting language, in early 2009. Smaller companies would get an extra year or two to get ready. Professors at the University of Iowa and Indiana University spent months poring over data from SEC documents and found many options grants were timed to exploit marketwide price depressions that not even insiders could predict, meaning that at least some of the grants must have been backdated. Full story.


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