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IU Update is a televised news magazine that features stories about people, events, and research at all eight Indiana University campuses. Each Update is first broadcast during IU basketball halftimes. On, you can catch up or revisit any show using a free player, such as RealPlayer.

200203 IU Update Archive

Indiana @ Penn State
March 8, 2003
For more than a quarter of a century, IU students involved in the Division of Recreational Sports have been raising money for Indiana Special Olympics through an overnight event known as the Spirit of Sport All-Nighter. Record numbers of students are enrolled again this year at Indiana University. All eight IU campuses have registered increased enrollments. The nation's Teach For America program is much like the Peace Corps, but places college graduates in inner city and ultra-rural schools for two years. More students from IU than any other college in the country have signed up this year for TFA. The National Center on Accessibility is headquartered at Indiana University inside the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and promotes recreational activities for persons with disabilities. The state's newest MBA program is located in Columbus on the IUPU-C campus, but most of its students and many of its classes can be found inside businesses throughout the city. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Indiana @ Iowa
February 19, 2003
Researchers in the IU School of Optometry have found a way to see individual eye cells for the first time. The same technology used to help astronomers see through earth's murky atmosphere from ground-based telescopes has been put to use helping doctors get a better look into human eyes. IU senior diver Sara Hildebrand outdistanced some Olympic medal winners and captured the prestigious Speedo American Cup 10 meter Diving Championship which was held in Bloomington in January. And Bloomington will be the site of this year's First Nations at Indiana Pow Wow in March. Hundreds of Native Americans will share history, culture and arts at the Pow Wow. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Michigan @ Indiana
February 12, 2003
The IU School of Medicine's new Information Sciences Building will soon take shape on the north end of downtown Indianapolis. This project is a major acomplishment for the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative (CILSI) and is likely to become a hub for medical and technical advances that will benefit the entire State of Indiana. The new Information Sciences Building may become the anchor for a series of high tech facilities, all of which will have access to the IUPUI campus and the Clarian Methodist Health Campus through the new People Mover monorail train that is nearing completion and testing. During the past ten years, the IU School of Nursing's Mom Mobile has helped thousands of mothers-to-be throughout Marion County. Students graduating from the IU School of Education have many exciting options when they choose where to do their student teaching. IU has student teaching opportunities overseas, on a Navajo indian reservation and at traditional schools throughout the country. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Indiana @ Northwestern
February 5, 2003
Computer security is an issue which has taken on national significance in recent years. Indiana University is a leader in the area of computer security and IU's Chief Information Officer, Michael McRobbie, is involved in shaping computer security policy at the national level. Indiana University already plays a key role in the Internet and IU researchers are developing new ways to help the Internet run faster. For example, IU's Advanced Network Management Lab has created a new file transfer protocol called "Tsunami" that was tested earlier this year and managed to transfer the equivalent of a full DVD in less than a minute between Canada and Europe. Meanwhile, Javed Mostafa, a professor in both the School of Informatics and the School of Library and Information Science, is developing personalized Internet-based tools that will help people locate useful health-related information. And professor Gray Hieftje's chemistry lab often seems more like an invention factory. He and his students are constantly creating useful, new scientific instruments. Their latest creation is a much improved mass spectrometer. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Indiana @ Purdue
January 25, 2003
Indiana and Purdue are terrific competitors when it comes to intercollegiate athletics. They are also terrific partners when it comes to benefitting the people of the State of Indiana. These two great research universities are tremendous wellsprings of knowledge, each in its own way. Now, the two schools have formed a new partnership called the Comparative Medicine Program which promises even greater benefits for Hoosiers. Researchers from the IU School of Medicine, the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and the Purdue School of Agriculture will compare research data to see if there are discoveries being made in veterinary science and agriculture which can benefit humans, and vice versa. Indiana University has a new Rhodes Scholar. Her name is Kathleen Tran, a senior majoring in Music, Biology and Biochemistry. A million dollar donation to the Kelley School of Business will allow several MBA students to serve internships each summer with Indiana-based businesses that are just getting started. Meanwhile, IU students are providing volunteer manpower in cities all across the state. In Bloomington, a number of graduate students in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs have agreed to help community service agencies for a two year period. Undergraduates on the IU Kokomo campus are helping local businesses through the SIFE project. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Northwestern @ Indiana
January 15, 2003
Math education has become critically important throughout the country and IU researchers are the recent recipients of two major grants totalling more than $7 million. It's been ten years since Phil Trinter played football at IU but he's still a competitor. He's a member of the Oracle Racing Team and is in New Zealand right now trying to help win The America's Cup, the world's most prestigious sailboat racing competition. Former IU basketball player Dane Fife was this year's number one draft pick of the Gary, Indiana Steelheads in the Continental Basketball Association and is still pleasing Hoosier basketball fans. Jeana Finlinson is a member of the IU women's golf team and has played golf all over the world. But she's also a world champion horse rider and a member of the Professional Rodeo Association. IU women's track team sprinter Danielle Carruthers is racing toward a chance to compete in the next Summer Olympics. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Indiana @ Ohio State
January 11, 2003
Indiana University is in a unique position to help the economy of the State of Indiana because we have the people and the technology that will be crucial to the state's financial future. Many government and financial leaders attended a day-long conference in Indianapolis in December to hear about IU's technology-oriented resources. IUPUI political science professor Scott Pegg is the first person of European descent to be named an honorary chief in the small African village of Bodo, Nigeria. Many IU students have volunteered at Bloomington's Star Center, an incubator facility for new businesses. Students have provided expertise in a variety of projects, including assistance with the new businesses' Web pages. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Penn State @ Indiana
January 8, 2003
What was once a world-class physics research cyclotron will now become a world-class medical facility involved in the fight against cancer. IU officials have dedicated the new Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute on the Bloomington campus. IU student and tennis player Kari Schlukebir is a cancer survivor. A $2 million grant from Fort Wayne's Luthern Foundation will bring cardivascular medical research to the campus of IPFW and benefit Hoosiers who live in the northeast quadrant of the state. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Charlotte @ Indiana
January 4, 2003
IU's Kelley School of Business has dedicated its new Graduate and Executive Education Center. Ford Motor Co. COO Nick Sheele was on hand for the ceremonies and spoke with us about his company, IU and the economy of the State of Indiana. IU's women's swimming program has been singled out as the nation's best. IUPUI's women's basketball team has one of the nation's best academic grade point averages. IU men's and women's diving coach, Jeff Huber, has been honored as one of the nation's best coaches. IU Ballet professor Violette Verdy is the subject of a documentary film that chronicals her life on the stage and the fact she has worked with so many of the world's best known choreographers. Kevin McGarvey is the first student ever to enroll in a new program which leads to, both, a medical degree and an MBA. Hundreds of IU students completed their collegiate career and participated in December's commencement ceremony on the Bloomington campus. It was the last time IU President Myles Brand presided over the event during his eight year term. He has resigned to take over as president of the NCAA. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Purdue @ Indiana (RCA Dome)
December 14, 2002
Researchers have produced a vaccine which has been shown to be 100% effective against a strain of virus linked to cervical cancer. A co-author of that important nation-wide study is Dr. Darron Brown of the Indiana University School of Medicine. IU's Advanced Research and Technology Institute has purchased a building near downtown Indianapolis and plans to turn it into the IU Emerging Technology Center, a facility to help new companies that are engaged in cutting edge medical research. ARTI has also begun marketing a new drug designed to help people who are battling the disease of alcoholism. Noted IU psychologist Harry June helped develop the new drug, which does not have many of the negative side effects of drugs currently on the market. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

Illinois-Chicago @ Indiana
December 7, 2002
The first year of college is often the most pivotal year for any student. IU's Intensive Freshman Seminar has been providing new students with a headstart and help getting acclimated to the initial rigors of college life. Indiana University has developed the nation's only Web-accessible database designed to assist Indiana counties that want to attract new business. One of the nation's most notable up and coming art competitions can be found each year on the IU East campus at Richmond. IU chemistry professor David Clemmer is being called one of the nation's most brilliant scientists. And IU physicist V. Alan Kostelecky is a member of a team which plans to test Einstein's Theory of Relativity by placing ultra-sensitive clocks aboard the international space station. Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.

North Texas @ Indiana
December 1, 2002
For 30 years, Hoosier business leaders have relied on IU's Kelley School of Business for expertise and guidance. Members of the Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel traveled around the state again this November providing insights into markets and financial trends for the coming year. Also, four former athletes and a former coach have been added to the Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, IU has notched a couple more 'firsts' on the Web. The IUPUI School of Music is now offering the world's first music degree available completely on-line. The IU School of Continuing Studies is offering the state's first batchelor's degree which can be earned completely on-line. And this year's issue of "America's Top Doctors" lists 30 physicians who teach at the Indiana University School of Medicine. It's nice to know some of the best people in their fields are teaching those who will one day provide medical care for Hoosiers! Program host is Sandy Matthys Roob.



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