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IU Jacobs School of Music receives priceless Leonard Bernstein gift
NEH awards $400,000 for IU digital philosophy project
IU Theatre and Drama presents 'The America Play'
Giving doctors the complete picture: New Regenstrief clinical support tool significantly improves communication between doctors
Public invited to IU National Sports Journalism Center's inaugural event Wednesday
Indiana University adolescent medicine doctor receives lifetime achievement award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU Jacobs School of Music receives priceless Leonard Bernstein gift -- Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music today (March 9) announced the receipt of an unprecedented gift from the family of Leonard Bernstein that contains the contents of Leonard Bernstein's Fairfield, Conn., composing studio, including a conducting stool from the Vienna Philharmonic that is said to have been used by Johannes Brahms. Read the complete story.

NEH awards $400,000 for IU digital philosophy project -- The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $400,000 over two years to the Indiana Philosophy Ontology project -- InPhO for short -- which is creating interactive, digital tools to help students and scholars explore the discipline of philosophy. Colin Allen, professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, is project director for InPhO, a unique project that uses computer data-mining and human experts to search, map and classify information. Read the complete story.

IU Theatre and Drama presents 'The America Play' -- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks strikes a resonant racial cord with The America Play, presented by Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama. The play opens March 27 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wells-Metz stage at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, with additional performances March 28 and 31 through April 4. Marlon Murtha Bailey of the Department of Gender Studies will present a talk about The America Play Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m., at the Wells-Metz Theatre. Read the complete story.

Giving doctors the complete picture: New Regenstrief clinical support tool significantly improves communication between doctors -- During the course of a hospitalization, patients are seen by a variety of specialists in addition to the physician who has primary responsibility for their care. However, faulty communication, inappropriate timing, inadequate details, illegibility, lost paperwork or other problems may keep the specialists' recommendations from being evaluated and implemented. An award-winning study by Martin Were, M.D., of the Regenstrief Institute and colleagues reports on the success of a physician decision-support tool they developed to overcome these barriers and to complement physician-to-physician communication processes already in place. Read the complete story.

Public invited to IU National Sports Journalism Center's inaugural event Wednesday -- A panel discussion featuring prominent local and national journalists is the inaugural event Wednesday (March 11) for the Indiana University School of Journalism's new National Sports Journalism Center. "Heroes, Hype and the Truth: Separating Fact from Fiction in Today's Sports World" will feature panelists Steve Lavin of ABC-TV and ESPN; Sage Steele, ESPN SportsCenter anchor; Gene Wojciechowski, senior national writer for ESPN Magazine; and Bob Kravitz, sports columnist at the Indianapolis Star and ESPN Radio cohost. Read the complete story.

Indiana University adolescent medicine doctor receives lifetime achievement award -- Indiana University School of Medicine physician Donald Orr, M.D., will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine from the Society for Adolescent Medicine at the society's annual meeting March 27. Dr. Orr is a professor of pediatrics and the founding director of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at the medical school and Riley Hospital for Children. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, March 6:
Women's Basketball: Despite four players scoring in double-digits, the Indiana women's basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Purdue, 68-64, in the second round of the 2009 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. Read the game notes.
Baseball: After falling behind 8-0, the Indiana baseball team rallied to within three, but were unable to overcome the deficit, falling 8-5 to Georgia Southern. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers participated in the Alex Wilson Invitational, taking one last shot at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas. The Hoosiers took full advantage of their last chance. Read the full results.

Results from Saturday, March 7:
Women's Water Polo: The IU Women's Water Polo team earned three victories on Saturday in Ann Arbor at the CWPA Western Division tournament. Read the Washington & Jefferson match notes. Read the Chatham match notes. Read the Grove City match notes.
Women Tennis: The Hoosier comeback fell short in their Big Ten opener, dropping a road match (5-2) to Illinois. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana was able to hold onto the early lead, defeating the #44 Northwestern Wildcats by a score of 4-3. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team continued its tough luck in a 5-3 loss to No. 20 East Carolina. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Five Hoosiers earned their way to the Big Ten Championship finals. Read the match notes.
Men's and Woman's Track: Indiana finished competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday, and throwers Tiffany Howard and Ben Stephen competed at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet. Read the competition results.

Results from Sunday, March 8:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (9-6, 4-0 CWPA West) women's water polo team won their eighth straight game, defeating Penn State Behrend, 14-0. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over Le Moyne. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana took its second straight win over a ranked Big Ten foe for a 4-3 victory over the 19th ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: Despite career-high performances from freshmen Verdell Jones III and Nick Williams, Indiana couldn't overcome the efforts of leading host Wisconsin to an 85-61. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Angel Escobedo successfully defended his 125-lbs. Big Ten Championship for his second consecutive conference title. In addition, five other Hoosiers have also guaranteed themselves a trip to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday, March 9: No varsity teams in action.

Schedule for Tuesday, March 10:
Baseball: Morehead State, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

Bernstein's Workroom Will Head to Indiana
New York Times, March 8 -- Leonard Bernstein's children have donated the carefully preserved contents of his main composing studio to Indiana University, which has promised to recreate the space. The items run from the deeply meaningful to the banal. They include Bernstein's stand-up composing table; a conducting stool that may have been used by Brahms, given as a gift by the Vienna Philharmonic; an electric pencil sharpener; a telephone; an ashtray and disposable lighters; 39 Grammy-nomination plaques; and a piece of the Berlin Wall. (Bernstein conducted an international orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony near site of the wall shortly after it was taken down.) Full story.

The Best Entrepreneurship Courses in America
Inc.com, March 6 -- Students who enroll in this class at Indiana University better know what they are getting themselves into. After spending months preparing their business plans, the students--who are all spring-semester seniors on the brink of graduation--pitch their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. The panel decides their grade. Those who get A's can earn thousands of dollars in "reverse scholarship" money to cover the past four years of tuition. It's a tempting prize, but those students who don't make the cut (and that's most of them) are not allowed to graduate until the next semester. Professor Donald F. Kuratko calls the experience "a true lesson in risk-reward." Full story.

IU's First Venture Spin-Outs Merge, Earn Contracts With NASA, NSF
CLO Media, March 5 -- 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. Fresh on the heels of the acquisition of WisdomTools by its IU Research Park neighbor, Information in Place, the newly reconfigured company has announced projects with NASA and the National Science Foundation aiming to deliver a state-of-the-art, engaging learning experience. Both of the products, NASA's Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, and NSF's Virtual Astronaut, use space exploration as a jumping off point for young minds into the world of science, math and technology. Full story.

International Center celebrates 50 years
Indiana Daily Student, March 9 -- The house stood out from the tall buildings surrounding it, and thousands of miles from her family, senior Maiya Assanova had found her second home. Assanova, who came to IU from Kazakhstan, said the Leo R. Dowling International Center is warm and inviting and has helped her find acceptance and diversity on campus. The center opened remodeled office space and celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday. Students from different international student associations will use the third floor office space for storage and as a place to hold meetings. Full story.


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