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IU Bloomington joins effort for graduate science education for minority students
Broadway meets opera in IU Opera's 'The Most Happy Fella'
IU Hutton Honors College April dedication a 'celebration of life' for Ed Hutton
New IU program offers fast track to teaching for math, science majors
Prestigious speakers of Patten Lecture Series for 2009-2010 announced
Indiana University economists to address world economic crisis
Symposium at IU Bloomington features "new era" of race researchers
IU to present major conference on U.S.-China business cooperation on April 15-17
On demand doctor's appointments do not improve diabetes care
Actor Tim Hardy to visit IU Bloomington Thursday as part of weeklong residency at IUPUI
State history journal peers into the history of the Hoosier Cabinet
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington joins effort for graduate science education for minority students -- Indiana University Bloomington has become a member of the National GEM Consortium, an organization that for more than 30 years has helped underrepresented minority students enroll and succeed in graduate-level higher education. IU faculty and administrators say the membership will greatly assist their effort to increase graduate student diversity in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read the complete story.

Broadway meets opera in IU Opera's 'The Most Happy Fella' -- The Most Happy Fella has been called musical theater, an operetta and a good old-fashioned opera. When it debuted in 1956, The New York Daily Mirror called it "a masterpiece of our era." No matter how audiences choose to classify Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, opening April 10 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, opera and musical theater fans alike will love the soaring musical scores, rich vocals and subtle humor inherent in this feel-good show, presented by IU Opera Theater. Read the complete story.

IU Hutton Honors College April dedication a 'celebration of life' for Ed Hutton -- The April 8 dedication for Indiana University's new Hutton Honors College will happen as planned -- but sadly, without the presence of IU alumnus Ed Hutton, longtime friend of the university and namesake of the Honors College. Hutton passed away on March 2. The dedication ceremony, titled "Celebration of Edward L. Hutton and the New Home of Hutton Honors College," will take place at Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union. A reception and tours will immediately follow in the new, $3.5 million Hutton Honors College space (811 E. Seventh St.). Read the complete story.

New IU program offers fast track to teaching for math, science majors -- Chemistry and math majors now have a more efficient path to earning both a master's degree in education and teacher licensure under a new agreement between the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. The university has approved a proposal for a coordinated program allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in math or chemistry and a Master of Science in Secondary Education while also becoming licensed to teach in a five-year program. The program will expand routes to teaching for students who have a solid background in their content area. Read the complete story.

Prestigious speakers of Patten Lecture Series for 2009-2010 announced -- The William T. Patten Lecture Series for 2009-2010 has been announced by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. The speakers are Henry Louis Gates Jr., Andrew H. Knoll and W. J. T. Mitchell. Read the complete story.

Indiana University economists to address world economic crisis -- With economies around the world suffering through what could become the worst downturn since the Great Depression, Indiana University economists will share their insights and analysis in a symposium intended for students, faculty, staff and the general public. The event, titled "Worldwide Economic Crisis: Proximate Causes, Historical Perspective and Policy Responses," will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., April 3, in room 100 of Woodburn Hall, 1100 E. Seventh St. It will feature presentations by seven economists, followed by a question-and-answer session. Read the complete story.

Symposium at IU Bloomington features "new era" of race researchers -- Racism, in the context of such issues as institutions and society, crime and class, and ethnicity and multiple identities, will be the focus of symposium this weekend at Indiana University Bloomington. The symposium will feature sociology researchers from across the country. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Social Research on Race: Building Bridges across the Academic Pipeline." Read the complete story.

IU to present major conference on U.S.-China business cooperation on April 15-17 -- Indiana University and several of its research centers and schools in business, law and international studies are coming together to host an ambitious conference on U.S.-China business cooperation that is designed to assist entrepreneurs and promote the prosperity of both countries. More than 50 speakers from China and the United States are participating in the free conference, "U.S.-China Business Cooperation in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs." Read the complete story.

On demand doctor's appointments do not improve diabetes care -- Same-day medical scheduling, also known as on demand scheduling, does not improve care of chronically ill individuals, according to a study of 4,060 adult patients with diabetes. The Indiana University School of Medicine study is the first to report that individuals with diabetes who utilized on demand (or open access) scheduling, a system growing in popularity in which patients can call and receive same or next day follow-up medical appointments, had significantly poorer outcomes than diabetic patients who followed the traditional model and were scheduled for follow-up medical visits in advance. Read the complete story.

Actor Tim Hardy to visit IU Bloomington Thursday as part of weeklong residency at IUPUI -- Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama will host a conversation with Britsh actor Tim Hardy Thursday (March 26) at 3 p.m. in the Wells/Metz Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. The visit is part of Hardy's weeklong residency at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (March 22-29), where tonight (March 24) and Friday he will perform the one-man play Galileo in conjunction with IUPUI's 40th anniversary celebration. Read the complete story.

State history journal peers into the history of the Hoosier Cabinet -- The March 2009 issue of the Indiana Magazine of History leads with an article by Bloomington writer and cabinetmaker Nancy Hiller on the history of the Hoosier Cabinet. Hiller places the national success of the free-standing kitchen cabinets, hugely popular from the 1910s to the 1930s, within the context of the scientific homemaking movement and the rise of product marketing and sales techniques. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, March 24:
Men's Golf: The Indiana Men's Golf finished as runner-ups at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships in San Diego, Calif. Read the tournament notes.
Softball: The Indiana softball team collected just three hits compared to 13 for the 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals in a 6-1 loss on Tuesday at Ulmer Stadium. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, March 25:
Baseball: Xavier, 3 p.m., Cincinnati, Ohio
Men's Tennis: Louisville, 5 p.m., Louisville, Ky.

Schedule for Thursday, March 26:
Women's Tennis: Notre Dame, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Indiana State, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Bowling Green, 7 p.m., Bowling Green, Ohio
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas

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IU in the news

IU Cancer Center Appoints Interim Director
Inside INdiana Business, March 23 -- The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has named Dr. Patrick Loehrer as its interim director. Dr. Loehrer, who was one of the original four medical oncologists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will continue in his role as medical director of the IU Simon Cancer Center. He is an internationally recognized researcher and specialist in testicular cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and thymoma. Loehrer succeeds Dr. Stephen Williams, who died earlier this year. A national search for a permanent director is underway. Full story.

Report from IU disputes smoking bans' ill effects
Journal Gazette, March 25 -- Smoking bans don't hurt businesses but do reduce their health care costs, an Indiana University report has concluded. The report, compiled by the university's Center for Health Policy and released Tuesday, reviewed conflicting studies and reports on the subject. It considered bans around the country and in Indiana, including in Fort Wayne. The report found "strong evidence that smoke-free laws do not harm restaurants, bars, or casinos, nor do they affect tourism and other sectors of business." Full story.

Lack of health reform costly to U.S.
Indianapolis Star, March 25 -- Not since the Clinton administration has health-care reform received so much attention. But the price of waiting has been steep. Dr. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and director of Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, advocates for a single-payer system such as Medicare for all. "More and more people are financially strapped," Carroll said. "Co-pays are more and more of a burden on a family." Full story.

Rich Friendship Pays Off; A 40-year partnership between colleagues has helped elevate Indiana U. into the elite ranks of fund raising
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27 edition -- In the late 1960s, Kent E. Dove, a new fund raiser at Indiana University, spent so many evenings at the home of his colleague Curtis R. Simic that the Simics started setting a place for him at dinner. After meals the two junior fund raisers would talk into the wee hours about how they'd do things differently, if only they were in charge of raising money for their alma mater. Now, more than 40 years later, that's exactly what has happened. After working at several other universities -- sometimes the same one -- the two friends returned here, where they have spent the past 15 years testing their ideas and smashing fund-raising records. Full story.

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