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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 27, 2009

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Indiana University Bloomington student named Truman Scholar
Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim, NPRs Scott Simon to appear at IU Auditorium
IU Archives of Traditional Music awarded third NEH grant to preserve endangered recordings
IU Bloomington is flagship campus for Earth Hour 2009
IU celebration of diverse Asian cultures, history and peoples begins Friday
Canadian rap artist, Chaucer Scholar Baba Brinkman to perform The Rap Canterbury Tales at IU April 1
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Bloomington
Jack Stack, well-known entrepreneur and author, to keynote IU Entrepreneurial Connection program
"Progression of Women in the 21st Century" is theme of IU's Women of Color Leadership conference
IU anthropologist's project looks to expose, protect riches of Central Asia
Students at IU compete for the second time in the IU Energy Challenge
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington student named Truman Scholar -- Indiana University student Miles E. Taylor has been named a 2009 Truman Scholar, a prestigious award that carries up to $30,000 for graduate study. Taylor, a junior from La Porte, Ind., was informed of the award this week in a meeting with Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie. Read the complete story.

Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim, NPRs Scott Simon to appear at IU Auditorium -- Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, widely considered the most influential artist working in American musical theater over the past half-century, will visit Indiana University in April at the invitation of IU's Department of Theatre and Drama. Read the complete story.

IU Archives of Traditional Music awarded third NEH grant to preserve endangered recordings -- The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) has been awarded a third grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, valued at $347,682, to continue its collaborative research and development project with Harvard University that will digitally preserve critically endangered sound recordings. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington is flagship campus for Earth Hour 2009 -- Indiana University Bloomington will serve as a flagship campus this Saturday night (March 28) for Earth Hour, a worldwide effort in which up to a billion people will turn off their lights for one hour in a symbolic vote for action on global climate change. Read the complete story.

IU celebration of diverse Asian cultures, history and peoples begins Friday -- A lecture by Jenny 8. Lee, a reporter for the New York Times and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, will highlight Indiana University's early observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which honors the rich history and presence of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Other highlights will include the annual Taste of Asia and AsianFest events. Read the complete story.

Canadian rap artist, Chaucer Scholar Baba Brinkman to perform The Rap Canterbury Tales at IU April 1 -- Baba Brinkman, a Canadian rapper and Chaucer scholar, will perform The Rap Canterbury Tales on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Hutton Honors College, located at 811 E. Seventh St. Read the complete story.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Bloomington -- Indiana University's Outdoor Adventures is hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, currently on the road with stops planned in 285 communities and 30 countries. Read the complete story.

Jack Stack, well-known entrepreneur and author, to keynote IU Entrepreneurial Connection program -- Jack Stack, chief executive officer of SRC Holdings, will visit Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as a Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation on Friday (March 27) in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

"Progression of Women in the 21st Century" is theme of IU's Women of Color Leadership conference -- Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Health Department and associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Valeri Haughton, Monroe County courts judge, will keynote the second annual Women of Color Leadership Conference (WOCLC) at IU Bloomington April 3-4. Read the complete story.

IU anthropologist's project looks to expose, protect riches of Central Asia -- Professor Kubat Tabaldiev of Kyrgyzstan traveled six thousand miles from one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth to watch members of the Ojibwe tribe perform Native American dances in Michigan. He loved the experience so much that he can't wait to get back home and share what he learned. Read the complete story.

Students at IU compete for the second time in the IU Energy Challenge -- Students at Indiana University Bloomington will participate in the campus's second "IU Energy Challenge," a dormitory energy and water conservation competition. Combining student residential life, graduate research and campus operations, the competition integrates numerous aspects of campus life to promote greater environmental sustainability on campus. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, March 25:
Baseball: The Hoosiers lost to Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-6. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: IU fell by a 6-1 tally, getting two victories out of freshman Stephen Vogl. Read more about the match.

Results for Thursday, March 26:
Women's Tennis: Hoosiers fall to No. 3 Fighting Irish. Read more about the match.
Softball: Anderson, Hoosiers walk off with extra innings win over Indiana State. Read more about the game.
Women's Basketball: The Hoosiers defeat Bowling Green and advance in the WNIT. Read more about the 75-67 win.
Men's Swimming: The Indiana University men's swimming and diving contingent completed day one of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday at the Student Rec Center in College Station, Texas. Read more about the competition.

Schedule for Friday, March 27:
Baseball: Minnesota, Bloomington, Ind., 3 p.m.
Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Men's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series, Indianapolis, all day
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series, Indianapolis, all day

Schedule for Saturday, March 28:
Baseball: Minnesota, Bloomington, Ind., 1 p.m.
Softball: Wisconsin, Bloomington, Ind., 2 p.m.
Women's Water Polo: Fluid Final Four, Bloomington, Ind., 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis: Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind., 12 p.m.
Men's Tennis: Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind., 12 p.m.
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series, Indianapolis, all day; and NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas, all day
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series, Indianapolis, all day
Men's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Women's Rowing: Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Bloomington, Ind., all day
Women's Golf: Mountain View Collegiate, Tucson, Ariz., all day

Schedule for Sunday, March 29:
Women's Basketball: Illinois State, Normal, Ill., 3 p.m.
Baseball: Minnesota, Bloomington, Ind., 1 p.m.
Softball: Wisconsin, Bloomington, Ind., 1 p.m.
Field Hockey: Louisville, Bloomington, Ind., 10 a.m.; and Ball State, Bloomington, Ind., 11:30 p.m.
Women's Water Polo: Fluid Final Four, Bloomington, Ind., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series, Indianapolis, all day
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series, Indianapolis, all day
Women's Golf: Mountain View Collegiate, Tucson, Ariz., all day
Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Men's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala., TBA
Women's Rowing: Indiana Invitational vs. Notre Dame, Purdue, Indianapolis, all day

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IU in the news

IU financial experts to lead panel on economic crisis
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 26 -- While heads of financial markets may not fully understand the world's economic crisis, a panel of Indiana University economists will come together to analyze it for the rest of us. "We're economists. This is our job," IU economics professor Eric Leeper said of communicating to the public the deeper meaning behind the headlines of the day. Full story.

Gender roles see a 'conflict' shift in work-life balance
USA Today, March 26 -- Sociologist Brian Powell of Indiana University, however, says even though "there probably has been real change; I have the sense there's been more of a change in terms of people's view that there should be equal division. That's probably farther ahead of the actual behavior." Full story.

Which IU dorm is greenest?
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 27 -- One year ago, Indiana University informatics master's students -- now alums -- David Roedl and Will Odom devised a plan to conserve energy and water use in campus halls of residence: a Web site comparing utility consumption in dorms. Their idea evolved into a competition that reduced the university's utility bills by $26,000, and won the internationally prestigious Interface Design category of the worldwide Imagine Cup student competition in Paris. Their contributions to IU's first Campus Energy Challenge also prevented 801,454 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 67 cars off the road for one year. Full story.

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