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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 4, 2009


IU and Purdue join together for Statehouse Visit and Indiana Alliance Day
New sustainability teaching awards announced
Author Joyce Carol Oates to read, lecture at IU Feb. 16
Manil Suri, "Age of Shiva" author, next presenter in IU India Studies lecture series
Black History Month's diverse calendar at IU to include lecture by Cornel West
IUPUI, Crispus Attucks Museum Partnership Puts Local Black History Online
IU spring enrollment jumps 4 percent
IU, city of Bloomington to celebrate 25th annual ArtsWeek
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU and Purdue join together for Statehouse Visit and Indiana Alliance Day -- Indiana University and Purdue University will join together Feb. 17 for the 18th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit and Indiana Innovation Alliance Day, making the case to state legislators for the Alliance and its importance to the state's economic future. This marks the first time that Purdue have joined forces for the annual event, in which supporters of higher education from across Indiana travel to Indianapolis to meet with their legislative representatives. Read the complete story.

New sustainability teaching awards announced -- Two new teaching awards related to sustainability and environmental literacy -- the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships and the Sustainability and Environmental Literacy Leadership Award -- have been awarded to IU Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. Read the complete story.

Author Joyce Carol Oates to read, lecture at IU Feb. 16 -- Called "one of the greatest writers of our time" by the late novelist John Gardner, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates will read and lecture at Indiana University's Indiana Memorial Union on Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. The lecture is part of a "Cultural Conflicts" series presented by the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI). CAHI is financed by IU's College of Arts and Sciences to foster interdisciplinary research and cooperation among arts and humanities faculty. Read the complete story.

Manil Suri, "Age of Shiva" author, next presenter in IU India Studies lecture series -- Manil Suri, author of the international bestsellers The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva, and a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will present the Savitaben Kantilal Trivedi Memorial Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington on Feb. 27. Suri will speak on the theme, "Capturing India Through Fiction," beginning at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Room of the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

Black History Month's diverse calendar at IU to include lecture by Cornel West -- Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate Black History Month with a diverse calendar of events, including a Feb. 23 lecture by one of America's most provocative intellectuals, Cornel West. Union Board is presenting West's lecture at 7 p.m. in the IU Auditorium, 1211 E. 7th St. A book signing will follow his lecture in the auditorium lobby. Read the complete story.

IUPUI, Crispus Attucks Museum Partnership Puts Local Black History Online -- The Crispus Attucks Museum, located on the campus now called the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet School, professionally showcases treasures from that campus's days as Indiana's first all-black high school. In 2008, the IUPUI University Library collaborated with the museum and its curator Robert Chester to create the "Crispus Attucks Yearbook Collection." The searchable digital collection includes Crispus Attucks High School's yearbooks, newspapers and commencement programs dating back to 1929. Read the complete story.

IU spring enrollment jumps 4 percent -- Enrollment at Indiana University's eight campuses for the 2008-09 spring semester reached a record high of 97,155 students, an increase of 3,754, or 4 percent, from last spring's total enrollment. Spring enrollments were up significantly at IU Bloomington, IUPUI and five of the six regional campuses, with IU East in Richmond showing almost a 10 percent increase over the previous spring semester. IU Bloomington reported a 3.3 percent increase and IUPUI was up 3.5 percent. Read the complete story.

IU, city of Bloomington to celebrate 25th annual ArtsWeek -- Starting Feb. 19 and continuing through March 1, Indiana University will present the 25th annual ArtsWeek, a winter festival showcasing an array of arts, entertainment and discussion surrounding the theme "Politics and the Arts." Sponsored in part by the IU President's Office and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek offers dozens of exhibitions, performances and family-friendly events featuring modes of artistic expression that include photography, sculpture, dance and drama. ArtsWeek now spans 10 days, with complementary events taking place in near proximity. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 4:
Men's Basketball: Hoosiers vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 5:
Women's Basketball: Hoosiers vs. Iowa 8 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa


IU in the news

Study: Secondhand smoke costs Indiana $390 million a year; IU study tallies health, financial burden in Indiana
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 3 -- Lung cancer, heart disease and other ailments caused by secondhand smoke cost Hoosiers $390 million a year, according to a study released Monday by the Indiana University School of Medicine. The study found that an estimated 1,194 Hoosiers died in 2007 from diseases caused by secondhand smoke. Supporters of a proposed statewide ban on smoking in workplaces said the study shows that secondhand smoke is not only a health concern for nonsmokers, but a financial burden. Full story.

IU to Offer Life Sciences Internships
Inside Indiana Business, Feb. 2 -- A new internship program will allow students to experience the business side of life sciences information technology. The Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute and the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at the Kelley School of Business will partner to employ six student interns during the spring 2009 semester. One intern will identify the data management needs of the IU life sciences research community. Another five interns will work together as part of a Master of Information Systems capstone project. Full story.

IU expert to research growing Army suicide rate
WTHR 13, Jan. 29 -- A report out Thursday shows Army suicides hit a record high in 2008, prompting the US Department of Defense to rethink their health care system. One of Indiana's health care leaders has been in on the discussions appointed to research the issue and offer an expert opinion. The Army confirmed Thursday the most suicides on record came in 2008. The alarming trend prompted the US Department of Defense to appoint a team of civilian experts to their health board last year to figure out how to add comprehensive psychological treatment to military health care plans. "They're now starting to screen every veteran that comes back for psychological issues. They didn't know to do that until they started seeing these increases in mental health concerns," said Dr. Marion Broome, Indiana University Dean of Nursing. Full story.

IU to host Midwest BLGT conference
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 2 -- Packing up after three days at the University of Illinois for last year's Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, IU students Solomon Hursey and Julia Napolitano used their bus ride home as a chance to start planning IU's turn to play host to the event. "We were so busy we didn't really sleep. We had to cram too much into those three days," Hursey, now a junior, said. Having the conference at IU has been in the works since before co-chairs Hursey and Napolitano, a sophomore, started volunteering at the Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Student Support Services Office. Full story.


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