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IU trustees approve plans to guide development of IU Bloomington, IUPUI
Garrett-Wildermuth naming approved
IU professor's book advocates "first principles" in child maltreatment law
Indiana University School of Medicine to Advance 'More Docs for Indiana' Plan with State Legislators
Expert on Islam and politics to speak at IU Bloomington
Indiana University Health Center launches NoMoreClipboard.com online personal health record
International Actor/Director in Residence at IUPUI March 22-29
Inc. recognizes Kelley School student's company as one of "America's Coolest College Start-Ups"
IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center launches alumni lecture series
Chemistry Chair Jay A. Siegel Named Distinguished Fellow
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU trustees approve plans to guide development of IU Bloomington, IUPUI -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved new master plans for IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, endorsing flexible frameworks for guiding the growth and shaping the future of the university's two largest campuses. The plans were produced over the past year by SmithGroup/JJR, a Washington, D.C., architectural and design firm. Planning processes for both campuses included extensive input by faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders. Read the complete story.

Garrett-Wildermuth naming approved -- Indiana University trustees Feb. 20 approved a recommendation to redesignate the Ora L. Wildermuth Intramural Center as the "William L. Garrett-Ora. L. Wildermuth Intramural Center." The Garrett-Wildermuth Intramural Center will combine the names of Bill Garrett, IU's first black basketball player, and Ora Wildermuth, a longtime IU trustee who opposed racial integration of the university in the 1940s. Read the complete story.

IU professor's book advocates "first principles" in child maltreatment law -- It's time for the U.S. legal system to re-emphasize "first principles," including protection of individual and family rights, in laws dealing with the abuse and neglect of children, Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Roger J.R. Levesque writes in a new book. Levesque, professor and chair in the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Child Maltreatment and the Law: Returning for First Principles. It is the first book-length attempt to integrate principles of family law with developments in U.S. civil and criminal justice. Read the complete story.

Indiana University School of Medicine to Advance 'More Docs for Indiana' Plan with State Legislators -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Regional Medical Education campus directors, faculty and medical students from across the state will gather at the Statehouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, to bring the school's message of "more doctors for Indiana" to members of the Indiana General Assembly. Legislators are invited to learn more about the school's plans to expand the medical student body by 30 percent, discuss how the regional campuses are providing more local doctors while researching local health issues, and get some hands-on practice at several virtual teaching kiosks that will be set up at the Statehouse. Read the complete story.

Expert on Islam and politics to speak at IU Bloomington -- Bassam Tibi, an internationally known author and scholar of Islam and world politics, will give two lectures this week at Indiana University Bloomington. Tibi is a professor of international relations and director of the Center for International Affairs, University of Goettingen, Germany, and A.D. White professor-at-large, Cornell University. He is known as a critic of Islamism and an advocate for Islamic reform and integration of Muslims into European society. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Health Center launches NoMoreClipboard.com online personal health record -- The Indiana University Health Center launched an online personal health record (PHR) solution for students at the IU Bloomington campus Feb. 23. IU is sponsoring the NoMoreClipboard.com PHR, making it easy for students and their families to share medical information with the health center. Read the complete story.

International Actor/Director in Residence at IUPUI March 22-29 -- A faculty member of the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts next month will present lectures and performances during a week-long residency at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Tim Hardy, actor, director and Royal Academy faculty member, will be in residence at IUPUI from March 22-29, 2009. During his time at IUPUI, he will give several lectures and dramatic performances that focus on Galileo and the interplay between science and religion. Performance tickets are on sale now. Read the complete story.

Inc. recognizes Kelley School student's company as one of "America's Coolest College Start-Ups" -- Zac Workman, an honors student in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, heads up one of nine student-run companies featured by Inc. magazine in its new list of "America's Coolest College Start-Ups." Inc.'s list honors successful companies that were born and continue to grow on campuses across the nation. Workman, 21, is founder of ZW Enterprises, which sells its own energy drink, Punch. The article will be available on newsstands Tuesday (Feb. 24) and is now online at www.inc.com/college, where readers also are encouraged to vote for their favorite company. Read the complete story.

IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center launches alumni lecture series -- Indiana University graduate Ebony Utley will inaugurate the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Alumni Lecture Series at IU. The event is part of the center's 40th anniversary celebration this year. Utley, a 2001 IU graduate and an Indianapolis native, will speak on the topic "Sex, Sexism, and the Search for Pleasure in Hip Hop" at 4 p.m. on March 4 in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. Read the complete story.

Chemistry Chair Jay A. Siegel Named Distinguished Fellow -- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has named Jay A. Siegel a Distinguished Fellow at its annual meeting in Denver, Colo. The designation recognizes Siegel's illustrious career, demonstrated by his professional accomplishments, significant contributions to research and international activities in support of the AAFS and other professional organizations. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 20:
Women's Tennis: The #30 Indiana University women's tennis team fell to the #22 Lady Vols of Tennessee, 7-0, on Friday. The Hoosiers are now 7-3 on the season. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team started off its 2009 campaign on a sour note, falling to West Virginia 14-4 in the Hoosiers' opening game of the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Indiana senior Andrae Hernandez will likely remember his Senior Night forever as he defeated #2 Alex Tsirtsis Friday in front of a raucous crowd at University Gym. The #1 Hawkeyes came out on top in the team score though, defeating #18 Indiana 24-12. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 21:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers had a strong showing, but fell to the #20 Alabama Crimson Tide, 4-3. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team upended Georgetown 12-4 in the second day of the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: The Indiana University and Purdue University rivalry in men's basketball may be old hat for some, but for all but three members of the Hoosiers' traveling party of players, coaches and support staff it marked the first time that most of the participants from the Bloomington side of things would get to take part in it in historic Mackey Arena. The Hoosiers put up a good fight against the Boilermakers, but lost 81-67. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana earned a 6-0 win over UC Riverside, but the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Hoosiers, 7-0 at the first day of the Seminole Classic. Read the UC Riverside game notes. Read the Florida State game notes.
Women's Swimming: A complete team effort from top to bottom paid off in spades for the Indiana women's swimming and diving team won the 2009 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving championship Saturday night at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor Mich. Indiana ran away with the crown in the end, totalling 823 points. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 22:
Softball: The East Carolina Pirates scored six times in the first inning and went on to claim a 8-3 win over the Hoosiers at the Seminole Classic hosted by Florida State University. In the afternoon, the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Hoosiers 4-0. Read the East Carolina game notes. Read the Michigan game notes.
Women's Tennis: The Hoosiers came out on the wrong end, dropping a 6-1 decision to the #20 Kentucky Wildcats. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers earned a 9-7 victory over the University of South Florida. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: The #18 Indiana University wrestling team concluded their regular season on Sunday with a 22-13 setback to #12 Minnesota. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Four Hoosiers (17-9, 10-7) reached double-digit points, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball fell to No. 17 Ohio State, 79-67, in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Monday, Feb. 23: No varsity teams in action.

Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 24:
Baseball: IPFW, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

Solid benefits seen in Purdue-IU alliance
Journal and Courier, Feb. 22 -- The Indiana Innovation Alliance has been called a groundbreaking bioscience partnership between Purdue and Indiana universities. Purdue President France Córdova and IU President Michael McRobbie have said the alliance -- aimed at growing the state's life science industries -- would create jobs and industry in the state. To make that happen, they say, the universities are looking for $70 million in state funding over the next two years to jump-start the alliance. On Friday, the Indiana House approved a one-year budget that included $35 million for the Indiana Innovation Alliance. Full story.

Climate Fears Are Driving 'Ecomigration' Across Globe
Washington Post, Feb. 23 -- Adam Fier recently sold his home, got rid of his car and pulled his twin 6-year-old girls out of elementary school in Montgomery County. He and his wife packed the family's belongings and moved to New Zealand -- a place they had never visited or seen before, and where they have no family or professional connections. Among the top reasons: global warming. "The guy who moves from here to New Zealand is no different than the guy who moves from the lowland in the Philippines to the highland, or from El Salvador to Honduras," said Rafael Reuveny, a political economist who studies ecomigration at Indiana University at Bloomington. "Down the road, probably sooner than we think, we are facing major environmental changes. These changes have started to occur and are moving relatively slowly, but the pace of change will accelerate in our lifetime." Full story.

Women texting express themselves better
United Press International, Feb. 11 -- Indiana researchers say when men and women text message each other, women who use non-standard language techniques like emoticons. Indiana University researchers Susan Herring and Asta Zelenkauskaite said when the exchanges occur via text messaging in a public venue -- in this case, Italy's real-time interactive music television channel Allmusic -- it is the women who push their messages closest to the character-count limit, use more abbreviations and insertions and use more emoticons -- like smiling and frowning faces. Full story.

Professor to premiere book with green message
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 23 -- For the past five years, English professor Scott Russell Sanders has written essays and compiled them into a new book with a direct message of conservational ideas and a focus on the health of the environment. Sanders will premiere his latest book, A Conservationist Manifesto, during "An Evening with Scott Russell Sanders" from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Feb. 23) at FARMbloomington in a night full of local music, local food and a message of local sustainability. One major theme in the book is to return to relying on one's local community for resources, instead of looking elsewhere. Sanders, who will read passages from his books and sign a few copies during the event, has written more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, many of them about nature. Full story.


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