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IU remembers Ed Hutton
IU's first venture spin-outs merge, earn high-profile contracts with NASA, NSF
2009 IU Mini Marathon set for April 4 with improved course
Robin Williams' concert tour postponed
New IU Simon Cancer Center Web Site Section Helps Patients, Families
A new "Swan Lake" centerpiece of IU Ballet Theater's Spring Ballet
Senator David Ford posthumously awarded President's Medal
IU celebrates 50 years of the Leo R. Dowling International Center
IU Bloomington chemist wins prestigious international award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU remembers Ed Hutton -- Indiana University officials noted the passing of Cincinnati business leader and philanthropist Edward L. Hutton with expressions of condolences and appreciation for his longstanding support of IU and passion for helping students. Hutton, who died Tuesday, March 3, at the age of 89, has been a longtime benefactor of Indiana University. Read the complete story.

IU's first venture spin-outs merge, earn high-profile contracts with NASA, NSF -- The world economy may be sputtering, but for Indiana University's first two spin-out companies -- WisdomTools and Information in Place -- business has taken off, literally, to the moon, Mars and beyond. Fresh on the heels of the acquisition of WisdomTools by its IU Research Park neighbor Information in Place, the newly reconfigured company has announced groundbreaking projects with NASA and the National Science Foundation to deliver a state-of-the-art, engaging learning experience. Read the complete story.

2009 IU Mini Marathon set for April 4 with improved course -- The IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races at Indiana University Bloomington, which were moved from September to April in 2008, will now feature more campus-friendly courses this April. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7:30 a.m. April 4 in the parking lot of the IU Athletics complex at 17th Street and Fee Lane, with the mini marathon starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:10 a.m. Read the complete story.

Robin Williams' concert tour postponed -- Entertainer Robin Williams is postponing the remainder of his critically acclaimed one-man show, "Weapons of Self-Destruction," to undergo surgery for aortic valve replacement. The tour is expected to resume in the fall. Previously purchased tickets will be honored once the new dates are scheduled. Read the complete story.

New IU Simon Cancer Center Web Site Section Helps Patients, Families -- For some cancer patients, the soles of their feet and the palms of their hands burn or tingle, while others may become forgetful because of some types of chemotherapy. Patients' family members also can feel anxious and concerned about their loved one's well-being. Both share a need for quick answers or more detailed information about a broad range of topics involving diagnosis, treatments, or unexpected symptoms. A new section of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center's web site, www.cancerinfo.cancer.iu.edu, helps patients and their families find information about a variety of topics in an easily accessible format. Read the complete story.

A new "Swan Lake" centerpiece of IU Ballet Theater's Spring Ballet -- In its 2008-2009 season finale, Indiana University Ballet Theater presents "Variations on a Russian Theme," with an updated version of the classical ballet Swan Lake and a world premiere by Matthew Neenan, March 27 and 28 at the Musical Arts Center. The new version of the time-honored Swan Lake, composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has been staged by guest ballerina and choreographer Cynthia Gregory and IU Ballet Department Chair Michael Vernon. Read the complete story.

Senator David Ford posthumously awarded President's Medal -- Indiana State Sen. David Ford has been posthumously awarded the President's Medal for Excellence by Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie. The award is one of the highest honors an IU president can bestow. Ford, who passed away last March at age 59, received the Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award from the university in 2007. An IU alumnus, he was a strong proponent of higher education, university research and building the state's information technology infrastructure. Read the complete story.

IU celebrates 50 years of the Leo R. Dowling International Center -- For 50 years the Leo R. Dowling International Center at Indiana University in Bloomington has acted as a link for international students to student organizations and the IU Bloomington community, providing Friday coffee hours, language conversation groups, orientation activities, informational workshops and weekly concerts. This Friday (March 6), the IU and Bloomington community will celebrate at the center, which is located at 111 S. Jordan Ave., with a 4 p.m. event planned by IU students. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington chemist wins prestigious international award -- Daniel J. Mindiola, associate professor of chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington, is the recipient of a 2009 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. Mindiola will receive a 45,000-euro prize (US $56,600) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He also will be given the opportunity to work with some of Germany's best chemists over 11 months. The Bessel Award is given to no more than 25 scientists annually who are "internationally renowned in their field, who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago, and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work," according to the Humboldt Foundation. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, March 3:
Baseball: Indiana State had five players with multi-hit games as the Sycamores bounced the Indiana baseball team, 11-2. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: In the final home game of the season, Michigan State defeated Indiana 64-59. Read the game notes.

Results from Wednesday, March 4:
Baseball: Eastern Michigan earned a 10-6 win over Indiana on Wednesday in the Hoosiers' home opener. Read the game notes.

Results from Thursday, March 5:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team took a 68-60 first round win over 11th-seeded Michigan in the 2009 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, March 6:
Women's Basketball: Purdue, 2 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind.
Baseball: Georgia Southern, 7 p.m., Statesboro, Ga.
Men's and Women's Track: Alex Wilson Invitational, South Bend, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, March 7:
Women's Water Polo: Washington & Jefferson, 10:30 a.m., Chatham, 1:30 p.m., Grove City, 6 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women Tennis: Illinois, 12 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Men's Tennis: Northwestern, 1:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: East Carolina, 6 p.m., Statesboo. Ga.
Wrestling: Big Ten Championships, University Park, Pa.
Men's and Woman's Track: Cyclone National Qualifier, Ames, Iowa; Alex Wilson Invitational, South Bend, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, March 8:
Women's Water Polo: Penn State Behrend, 10 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Baseball: LeMoyne, 11 a.m., Statesboro, Ga.
Men's Tennis: Wisconsin, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Madison, Wis.


IU in the news

Philanthropist Edward Hutton dies
Indiana Daily Student, March 5 -- Though sophomore Kevin O'Brien met Edward Hutton only once, he knew how much Hutton cared about students, especially those who received one of his Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program grants. "I heard he literally reads every single letter from every single student who went overseas because he really cares that much," O'Brien said. Hutton, who died Tuesday at age 89, was known on campus as a philanthropist because of his donations to the Edward L. Hutton Honors College. Full story.

Private-College Students Price Shop for Cheaper State Schools
Bloomberg, March 5 -- Indiana University, a public research university in Bloomington, received 2,021 transfer applications as of March 1, an increase of 18 percent from the same period a year earlier, said Roger Thompson, vice provost for enrollment management. Such applications rose about a third as much during the previous year. "It's certainly our assumption that the transfer application growth is being driven by the economic downturn," Thompson said. "There's no question about that." Full story.

Kelley receives $500,000 for diversity
Indiana Daily Student, March 4 -- Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP donated $500,000 to the Kelley School of Business on Tuesday in an effort to bolster diversity initiatives. The donation will help support and increase numbers of minority students within the school, officials said. "There will be two overall shifts in the business world," said Jay Preston, IU alumnus and senior manager at Ernst & Young, "one being a demographic change in the next 15 to 20 years, and a change in capital flow from emerging markets of other countries." Full story.

Open Source Digital Music Library SW from IU
Campus Technology, March 4 -- Indiana University has released open source software, called Variations, that allows you to create a digital music library system. College and university libraries may digitize audio and musical scores to provide to their users in an interactive, online environment, including streaming audio and scanned score images. Faculty and students may then create their own playlists or bookmark materials, including specific segments for easy access later. Libraries may guard against intellectual property issues by setting up access rules to suit local needs. Full story.


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