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Dennis Groth named associate vice provost for undergraduate education
Vice provost candidates to visit IU Bloomington
Research study: Media has scant role in creating and bursting stock market bubbles
IUPUI receives Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grant
Georgina Joshi fellowships announced in the IU Jacobs School of Music
IU's Latino Studies announces a new doctorate degree minor
IU's African American Dance Company to present its 35th annual spring concert
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music appoints new director of development
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Dennis Groth named associate vice provost for undergraduate education -- Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sonya Stephens today (Monday, March 30) announced the appointment of Dennis Groth as Indiana University Bloomington associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Groth has been an associate professor of informatics and associate dean of undergraduate studies for the School of Informatics on the Bloomington campus. The appointment takes effect immmediately. Read the complete story.

Vice provost candidates to visit IU Bloomington -- Four candidates for the position of vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University Bloomington will visit the campus and speak at public forums during the next two weeks. Dick McKaig, the current vice provost and dean of students, will retire this summer. He has been with Indiana University since 1971 and has been dean of students since 1991. Read the complete story.

Research study: Media has scant role in creating and bursting stock market bubbles -- The news media has little influence in propelling financial market bubbles or causing their meltdowns, and has only short-term effects on returns. This main finding of an analysis of media coverage and stock performance during the dot-com bubble refutes the current controversies on the issue, say researchers at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IUPUI receives Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grant -- The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program in the U.S. Department of Education has awarded an $85,180 grant to IUPUI's Office of International Affairs for a curriculum internationalization project titled "Understanding Kenya through Partnership and Service: Focus on Curriculum Development." The grant will support a small group of IUPUI faculty and students as well as several IPS teachers in a month-long program of workshops and lectures taught by faculty at Moi University in Kenya, one of IUPUI's strategic partners. Read the complete story.

Georgina Joshi fellowships announced in the IU Jacobs School of Music -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received a gift of $1 million from The Georgina Joshi Foundation, Inc. The gift establishes two major fellowships as a tribute to the memory of Georgina Joshi, a graduate student at the Jacobs School and an alumna of the Royal College of Music, London. Both fellowships will serve to celebrate Georgina's life as a singer and her affiliation with both institutions. Read the complete story.

IU's Latino Studies announces a new doctorate degree minor -- The Indiana University Bloomington Latino Studies Program recently announced the approval of its new doctorate degree minor and an $18,000 Dissertation Year Award. This graduate degree will allow students in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, law and education to develop expertise on the historical and contemporary experiences of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Central Americans and other Latin Americans who have immigrated to the United States or who have resided in the U.S. for multiple generations. Read the complete story.

IU's African American Dance Company to present its 35th annual spring concert -- Indiana University's African American Dance Company will host its 35th Annual Spring Concert Saturday (April 4) at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. Continuing with the African American Arts Institute's theme, "Looking Back -- Pressing Forward," the dance company has revamped the choreography to include a wider scope of African-influenced movement with different dance styles and influences. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music appoints new director of development -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (March 30) that alumna Joyce Ritchie will join the school as director of development, starting in April 2009. Over a 30-year career, Ritchie, an Indiana native, has led extensive development and public relations programs in music and the arts, as well as in social services and public media. She joins the Jacobs School after a decade at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, March 27:
Baseball: The Minnesota Golden Gophers took a 12-5 win over Indiana. Read the game notes.
Men's Swimming: A top-12 finish in the 100 backstroke from freshman Eric Ress led the way for Indiana on day two of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Student Rec Center in College Station, Texas. The Hoosiers are currently 28th with 11 points. Read the day's notes.

Schedule for Saturday, March 28:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team to a 3-2 victory over No. 25 Minnesota. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers split the win of two games against Minnesota. Read about the first game. Read about the second game.
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers won one of two matches on the first day of the Fluid Four tournament. Read the Sonoma State match notes. Read the Michigan match notes.
Women's Tennis: The IU women's tennis team improved to 10-7 overall and evened their conference mark at 2-2 with a 4-3 win at Purdue on Saturday. The Hoosiers won three singles matches and the doubles point against the Boilermakers. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers maintained their unblemished conference record with a win over rival Purdue on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Men's Swimming: Three days of competition at the 2009 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships came to a close Saturday night and several young Hoosiers made their mark on the national scene. As a team, Indiana's five-man group finished 25th overall with 25 points, fifth among Big Ten schools. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana Rowing team opened the regular season on Saturday, March 28 with four 2,000-meter pieces against Buffalo and Eastern Michigan at Lake Lemon. Read about the day's races.
Women's Golf: he Indiana women's golf team shot rounds of 297 and 298 to put itself in sixth place after day one of the Mountain View Collegiate being held at the Mountain View Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Read the day's notes.

Schedule for Sunday, March 29:
Women's Basketball: Three Hoosiers reached double-digit points but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team (21-11) fell at Illinois State, 66-55, in the quarterfinal round of the WNIT. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Maryland Terrapins prevailed 11-9 in the final game of the Fluid Four. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team wrapped up the Mountain View Collegiate with a fourth-place finish, tallying an 884 for the 54-hole tournament at the Mountain View Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Read the tournament notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers recorded two more regional qualifications on day four at the Alabama Relays, making a total of eight in the team's first meet of the outdoor season. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Rowing: The Hoosiers started the day off well as the Second Novice 8 took first place over both Notre Dame and Purdue in 6:30.4. However, the 20th ranked Irish swept the remaining races, including the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, Varsity 4 and Novice 8. Read the race notes.

Schedule for Monday, March 30:
Men's and Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series, Indianapolis, Ind.

Schedule for Tuesday, March 31:
Men's Tennis: Illinois, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Chicago State, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Evansville, 5 p.m., Evansville, Ind.

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IU in the news

Dean search shrinks to 4
Indiana Daily Student, March 30 -- As March Madness dwindles to the Final Four, so does the search for the next vice provost for student affairs and dean of students. The search committee has narrowed the field to four candidates, one of whom will replace current Dean of Students Dick McKaig, who will retire at the end of the year. Each candidate will visit campus during the next two weeks to meet with students, faculty and other members of the IU community. Full story.

NCAA president Brand honored by Indiana University
Chicago Tribune, March 30 -- NCAA President Myles Brand returned to Indiana University to receive an honorary degree more than six years after he left as the school's president. The 66-year-old Brand, who is fighting advanced pancreatic cancer, received the honor Sunday during a convocation at the Bloomington campus. Full story.

Studies complicate prostate screening
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, March 30 -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, preceded by lung cancer. About one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. But the good news is that only one out of every 35 men will die of it, according to the American Cancer Society. Two major studies, one American and one European, published in the March 18 New England Journal of Medicine compared mortality rates in men who had regular PSA screenings vs. men who did not have regular testing. The U.S. clinical trial concluded only a negligible difference in mortality exists in men with regular screenings and the control group. The European study found a 20 percent reduced mortality rate from the group regularly-screened compared with the control group. Dr. Michael Koch is chairman of IU School of Medicine's Department of Urology and a physician/researcher at the university's Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. He explains it this way: "If you screen 100 men, 3 percent will have cancer. If you identify whether it is a fast- or slower-growing cancer and treat accordingly, you reduce the death rate down to 2 percent. So we know we can reduce the death rate by a third, but in order to find (cancer) you have to screen a lot of men." Full story.

IU Habitat for Humanity presents annual 5k run
Indiana Daily Student, March 30 -- On one of the colder, drearier days since spring has arrived, IU's Habitat for Humanity chapter held its 11th annual 5K run/walk in Bloomington. The run, which started Saturday at Lower Cascades Park, brought in more than 100 runners of varying ages and abilities to help raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Full story.

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