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IU to celebrate distinguished teaching with faculty awards
McRobbie elected to Internet2 board
Indiana University to present honorary degree to President Emeritus Myles Brand
Filmmaker to discuss documentary about worldwide student activism during IU screening
Maria Schumacher chosen to be Joan Wood Lecture Series honoree
Indiana University's Union Board presents Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU to celebrate distinguished teaching with faculty awards -- Indiana University will honor distinguished teaching of its faculty as part of a celebration to mark its founding 189 years ago on Jan. 20, 1820. IU President Michael McRobbie will preside over the Founders Day teaching awards presentation, scheduled for Friday (March 27). Sixteen faculty members and three doctoral students will be recognized for outstanding teaching, research and service to the university. The award recipients teach at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East and IU South Bend. Read the complete story.

McRobbie elected to Internet2 board -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Internet2, the foremost advanced networking consortium in the United States. McRobbie, who came to IU in 1997 as vice president for information technology and chief information officer, joins a group of leaders from academia, research and industry charged with providing strategic guidance, directing the setting of priorities, and ensuring that Internet2 continues to meet the needs of the research and education community. Read the complete story.

Indiana University to present honorary degree to President Emeritus Myles Brand -- Indiana University President Emeritus Myles Brand will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the IU Bloomington Honors Convocation on Sunday, March 29. IU President Michael A. McRobbie will present the award to Brand, who served as the university's president from 1994 to 2002 and since January 2003 has been president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Read the complete story.

Filmmaker to discuss documentary about worldwide student activism during IU screening -- The producer-director of a film that follows students around the globe as they work to bring attention to critical issues in their countries will be on the Indiana University campus Thursday evening, March 26, for a 7 p.m. screening of The World We Want, his award-winning documentary. Read the complete story.

Maria Schumacher chosen to be Joan Wood Lecture Series honoree -- Maria Schumacher, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is a 2009 Joan Wood Lecturer. In accepting the honor from the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Biology, Schumacher will deliver the talk, "Structural mechanisms of multidrug resistance and multidrug tolerance," on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall 130 on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Indiana University's Union Board presents Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival -- Aspiring filmmakers, make note: Indiana University students will have an opportunity to create their own five-minute movies -- and win prizes ranging from cash grants to a MacBook Air laptop -- through participation in Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival. Indiana Memorial Union Board has invited Campus MovieFest to campus to work with any interested, currently enrolled IU students for one week, from March 26-April 1. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, March 20:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team came out on the short end of a 2-0 loss to No. 30 Ohio State. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (12-8, 4-0 CWPA West) defeated Brown, 9-8, in the first game of the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif. Read the match notes.
Women's Swimming: Senior Christina Loukas took the top podium with an NCAA title in the three-meter springboard, highlighting day two of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. Read the day's notes.
Wrestling: After day two if the NCAA Wrestling Championships, IU was in 18th place with 22.0 points. Read the day's notes.

Results from Saturday, March 21:
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers were unable to earn a win on the second day of the Aztec Invitational. Read the Hawaii match notes. Read the San Jose State match notes.
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (3-20, 0-1 Big Ten) were only able to pound out two hits off Minnesota starting pitcher Briana Hassett in a 6-0 loss to the Golden Gophers. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Central Connecticut State rallied from a 9-5 deficit to score seven runs over the final two innings for a 12-9 victory over the Indiana baseball team. Read the game notes.
Women's Swimming: A school record and sixth-place finish from Allison Kay in the 1,650 freestyle was one of the Hoosier highlights on the third and final day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. Indiana finished the meet 10th with 152 points. That is the most points ever scored by the Hoosier women at an NCAA meet and led all Big Ten schools. Read the competition notes.

Results from Sunday, March 22:
Women's Water Polo: On the last day of the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University, the Hoosiers were unable to earn a win. Read the California match notes. Read the San Diego State match notes.
Softball: The Minnesota Gophers took the Hoosiers 2-0 on Sunday. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: With 00.2 seconds on the clock, Kim Roberson threw an alley-oop pass from out of bounds at the left-side half-court line to Whitney Thomas who tapped in the ball on the right side of the basket to give the Indiana women's basketball team a 59-57 win over Dayton. That shot propelled the Indiana women's basketball team to third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The #6 Indiana University men's golf team scorched the competition during medal round play at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship on Sunday, finishing three strokes ahead of the second-place team. Read the day's notes.

Schedule for Monday, March 23:
Men's Golf: Collegiate Match Play Championship, San Diego, Calif.

Schedule for Tuesday, March 24:
Softball: Louisville, 5:30 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Men's Tennis: Louisville, 5 p.m., Louisville, Ky.


IU in the news

Senate panel OKs Ind. nominee for AG role
Indianapolis Star, March 19 -- The nomination of Hoosier lawyer Dawn Johnsen to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's office of legal counsel was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee over the objection of Republicans. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the committee, declined to vote, saying he wanted the nomination to move forward to the full Senate but still has questions for Johnsen. Johnsen, who teaches and writes about constitutional law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, was an acting chief of the office from 1997 to 1998 during the Clinton administration. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to head the office. Full story.

Upcoming projects promote sustainability
Indiana Daily Student, March 22 -- Earth Week, Green Initiative Fund and IU Energy Challenge are only some of the ideas in the works for the IU Task Force on Campus Sustainability interns. And they're looking for all the student participation they can get. Throughout the year, the task force strives to improve green operations and raise awareness about a variety of environmental issues on campus. The upcoming projects are part of the plan to achieve these goals. Full story.

4-year medical school at IUN closer to reality
Post-Tribune, March 18 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine's Northwest campus in Gary could expand into a four-year program if a $5 million budget request is approved by state lawmakers this year. Pat Bankston, the school's assistant dean and director, said the program could help stem a looming doctor shortage in Northwest Indiana by keeping aspiring doctors in the region. "We have a bunch of people here who want to make this happen," Bankston said in a meeting with the Post-Tribune's editorial board Tuesday. Full story.

Humanities Journals Confront Identity Crisis
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27 edition -- Robert A. Schneider, a professor of history at Indiana University at Bloomington and editor of the American Historical Review, sees a paradox in scholarly-journal publishing now. "The use and reading of journal articles is going way, way up, both for scholars and students," Mr. Schneider said. The danger is that journal content turns into just a collection of links rather than a useful indicator of "how the profession organizes its knowledge." Full story.


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