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IU, Indiana National Guard to collaborate in civil-military training initiatives
IU Bloomington and IUPUI to host free electronic waste recycling days
Orion String Quartet to premiere work by Jacobs composer David Dzubay
IU senior Rebecca Burns receives Wells Senior Recognition Award
Mystery shrouds World Day for Physical Activity at IU Bloomington
IU religious studies professor awarded $150,000 grant to study divine healing
Informatics focus on sustainability at CHI 2009 conference
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU, Indiana National Guard to collaborate in civil-military training initiatives -- Indiana University and the Indiana National Guard are joining forces to provide specialized training at the Guard's Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (CAMCCO). IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana's Adjutant General, Tuesday, April 7, signed a memorandum of agreement that formalizes the relationship and responsibilities of the two entities. Under the agreement signed with IU, the university's Center on American and Global Security will assist in developing these programs and providing academic experts as trainers and instructors. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington and IUPUI to host free electronic waste recycling days -- Electronic Waste Collection Days, a free electronic waste recycling drive hosted by Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will take place in both Bloomington and Indianapolis on April 30 through May 2. The program will be open to all public and private schools, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will be open to the general public on Saturday, May 2, also from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the complete story.

Orion String Quartet to premiere work by Jacobs composer David Dzubay -- The Orion String Quartet, the resident quartet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will premiere a new work by Jacobs Professor and Composition Department Chair David Dzubay in a free concert on Monday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Dzubay, also director of the IU New Music Ensemble, began work on the piece at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., and completed it while in residence at Copland House in Courtlandt Manor, N.Y., as a recipient of the Aaron Copland Award. Read the complete story.

IU senior Rebecca Burns receives Wells Senior Recognition Award -- Rebecca Burns, a graduating senior at Indiana University Bloomington, has received Indiana University's prestigious Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award. The award, established in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, recognizes excellence in academic achievement and excellence of contribution to the campus community through leadership and participation in campus activities. Read the complete story.

Mystery shrouds World Day for Physical Activity at IU Bloomington -- Dozens of Indiana University students in Bloomington will observe World Day for Physical Activity on Wednesday (April 8) with a 4-mile trek around the scenic campus as they search for a mysterious character. The students, competitors in the alternate reality game Skeleton Chase 2: The Psychic, for weeks have been learning about nutrition and other health matters as they work with their teammates to solve a mystery as it unfolds via digital spaces and the physical world. Read the complete story.

IU religious studies professor awarded $150,000 grant to study divine healing -- Candy Gunther Brown, an associate professor in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $150,000 grant to pursue research on divine healing practices and their involvement in globalization. Read the complete story.

Informatics focus on sustainability at CHI 2009 conference -- More than 2,000 technology innovators from 40 countries are gathering in Boston this week for the 2009 Computer-Human Interaction Conference, and Indiana University's School of Informatics has 14 faculty members and students there carrying a message that technology is the tool to use for a healthier planet. School of Informatics graduate students from IU were invited to both the research and the design final competitions. The school has fared well in the past, having placed first and third, respectively, in research and design competitions at the 2008 conference. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, April 6:
Women's Golf: Playing through rain, snow, hail and in near-freezing conditions, the Indiana women's golf team still finds itself in contention after two rounds of the IU Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Club in Columbus, Ind.
Indiana is currently tied for sixth at 638 (320-318), 12 strokes behind leader UNLV (317-309=626). Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: The #4 Indiana University men's golf team rebounded on day two at the United States Collegiate Championships, carding the fourth best team score with a 297. Indiana climbed up two slots on the team scoreboard and will enter the final round in 12th place. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Tuesday, April 7:
Baseball: Louisville got out to a quick 7-0 start and never looked back in a 15-1 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: Top-25 finishes from Anita Gahir and Laura Nochta, combined with solid third-round play from the entire lineup propelled Indiana to a sixth-place finish at the IU Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Otter Creek Golf Club in Columbus, Ind. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: Jorge Campillo picked up his eighth top-25 finish of the season, earning a share of 11th place with a three-round total 220. Overall, the team finished in 14th place. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, April 8:
Softball: Ohio State, 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Valparaiso, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

IU in the news

IU East adding informatics degree
Palladium-Item, April 7 -- Indiana University East will offer a new degree program in the fall, Chancellor Nasser Paydar announced recently. The bachelor of science in informatics, or information technology, will provide students with technical and analytical skills that can be applied in areas including new media, Web technology, health services administration, business and bio-informatics. "It's been one of the fastest-growing disciplines at IU, if not the fastest," Paydar said. Full story.

Dean finalist speaks on family, work
Indiana Daily Student, April 7 -- Lori Reesor, the third finalist for the dean of students and vice provost for student affairs position, said Monday that Bloomington feels similar to her current school, the University of Kansas. IU has the "it" factor, she said. Reesor, who serves as KU's associate vice provost for student success, introduced herself to audience members as they entered the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union. Full story.

Plane-side TSA searches aren't worth the trouble
USA Today, April 8 -- (Op-ed by Fred H. Cate, distinguished professor and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University.) Just when air travelers thought they were free of overly aggressive airport security checks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced new plans to increase searches of passengers and their carry-on luggage at the gate. Searches during the boarding process were tried after 9/11 but abandoned in 2003. Why? Airlines and passengers complained vociferously about delayed flights, the embarrassment at having luggage opened, and being wanded or patted down plane-side while other passengers filed past. And then there was the final indignity: being allowed to board only to discover that overhead bin space was full. Full story.

Multifocal Lung Cancers Appear To Originate From Single Cancer Clone
ScienceDaily, April 7 -- Multiple, anatomically distinct lung cancer tumors may frequently arise from a single cancer cell, according to a retrospective analysis of patient tumor samples. Some lung cancer patients have multiple anatomically distinct tumors at the time of diagnosis. Although such multiple tumors usually share a common appearance, it has been unclear whether they arise from a single tumor or are independent primary cancers. In the current study, Liang Cheng, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and colleagues examined 70 lung cancer tumors from 23 female and seven male patients to determine whether multiple tumors from an individual patient shared a common genetic pattern. Full story.


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