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IU ballet brings innovative choreography to the Buskirk-Chumley
IU Big Band Extravaganza 2009 celebrates swing with guests Delores King Williams, Everett Greene
IU law professor: Power breach troubling, not unexpected
National IU study results change common method of treating asthma
'More Art, Less Trash' artistic outdoor recycling bins installed on campus
Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons to speak April 15 at IU's Critical Issues Lecture Series
IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research expands leadership
IU Bloomington science students to receive Barry Goldwater scholarships
European Wind Energy Academy honors IU Bloomington atmospheric scientist
SustainIU events unite IU Bloomington community in learning to live sustainably
IU symposium to present Indian, Israeli and Turkish responses to terror
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU ballet brings innovative choreography to the Buskirk-Chumley -- Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will present its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington on April 15-16 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance April 16 at 2 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Ballet at the BCT is an offering of original works choreographed by the dancers of the IU Ballet Department. An impressive total of 21 choreographers will present an array of diverse new works, each with its own style and theme. Read the complete story.

IU Big Band Extravaganza 2009 celebrates swing with guests Delores King Williams, Everett Greene -- Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. This year's concert, titled "When Swing Was King," will present music from many of the most famous bands of the Swing Era, including those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, performed by two outstanding student big bands led by IU jazz faculty members David Baker and Brent Wallarab. Returning by popular demand are two exceptional jazz vocalists, Delores King Williams and Everett Greene, who performed in the concert last year. Read the complete story.

IU law professor: Power breach troubling, not unexpected -- Recent reports that foreign spies have hacked into the U.S. electrical power grid come as no surprise, according to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law cybersecurity expert. Media outlets reported this week that the Chinese and Russian hackers installed software that could have caused significant damage to America's power or water supply systems if activated. Fred H. Cate, director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and distinguished professor at the Maurer School of Law, said foreign entities have been attempting to tap into such networks for years, and succeeded on multiple occasions. Read the complete story.

National IU study results change common method of treating asthma -- A nationwide study of adults with asthma reveals no benefit for treatment for silent acid reflux, which long has been thought to be the culprit for some severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. The findings, which could save $10 million annually in unwarranted prescriptions, are reported in the April 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers found the longstanding practice of prescribing heartburn medication to be ineffective for asthma patients who do not exhibit the symptoms of acid reflux such as heartburn or stomach pain. Read the complete story.

'More Art, Less Trash' artistic outdoor recycling bins installed on campus -- For the remainder of the spring semester, artistic recycling bins placed around the scenic Bloomington campus will encourage members of the Indiana University community to improve their recycling efforts. The "More Art, Less Trash" outdoor recycling initiative is led by IU's Volunteers in Sustainability (ViS), which seeks to use art to inspire students, faculty and staff to recycle. The designs for the colorful bins were selected through a competition held by ViS. Bins from last year's "More Art, Less Trash" competition were repainted with new designs selected by a student and faculty panel, with the top design commanding a $100 prize for the artist. Read the complete story.

Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons to speak April 15 at IU's Critical Issues Lecture Series -- Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons will be the next speaker at Indiana University's Critical Issues Lecture Series, a collaboration between IU's Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Simmons will speak at 5:30 p.m. on April 15 in Ballantine Hall room 103 and will present her award-winning film, No! The Rape Documentary. Her talk will focus on the making of the film and its impact. Read the complete story.

IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research expands leadership -- The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University today announced an expansion and restructuring of its leadership team. Center Director Fred Cate said the leadership changes and an expansion of the center's activities result from a $15 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Indiana University in November 2008. The grant funds the creation of the Pervasive Technology Institute, which includes CACR and two other IU research centers, the Digital Science Center and the Data to Insight Center. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington science students to receive Barry Goldwater scholarships -- Two College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates at Indiana University Bloomington are 2009 Goldwater Scholars. Ellen Weinzapfel and Kaleb Naegeli, juniors double majoring in biology and neuroscience, will receive one-year scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500. Read the complete story.

European Wind Energy Academy honors IU Bloomington atmospheric scientist -- Indiana University Bloomington atmospheric scientist Rebecca Barthelmie has been honored for her wind energy research by the European Academy of Wind Energy. Barthelmie, a professor of atmospheric science and sustainability, accepted the EAWE's Academy Scientific Award for 2009 at the European Wind Energy Association annual conference and exhibition in Marseille, France, on March 16. EWEC is the premier event in wind energy and was attended by more than 7,500 delegates. Read the complete story.

SustainIU events unite IU Bloomington community in learning to live sustainably -- Student organizations at Indiana University Bloomington are joining forces to spread awareness about sustainability and how individuals can make a positive impact on their environment. The second annual SustainIU initiative will feature a week and a half of diverse events, all aimed at engaging and educating the campus community on issues related to sustainability. SustainIU will kick off on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union State Room East, where new IU Director of Sustainability Bill Brown, student interns for the IU Office of Sustainability and other student leaders across campus will discuss students' roles as advocates for sustainability on campus and in their home communities. Read the complete story.

IU symposium to present Indian, Israeli and Turkish responses to terror -- The November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, stunned the world and provided a dramatic reminder of its modern-day dangers. In response, faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington have organized a symposium to address the problem of terrorism from the perspective of three countries hit hard by violence. "From Mumbai to Gaza: Indian, Israeli, and Turkish Responses to Global Terror" will take place at 7 p.m. April 15 in Rawles Hall 100. The symposium is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, April 8:
Softball: Northwestern won two games against the Hoosiers in a doubleheader. Read game one notes. Read game two notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers knocked off Valparaiso on Wednesday, 9-5. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, April 10:
Men's Tennis: Ohio State, 1:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Penn State, 4 p.m., University Park, Pa.
Baseball: Iowa, 7 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Men's and Women's Track: Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville, Tenn.

Schedule for Saturday, April 11:
Softball: Michigan State, 12 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Baseball: Iowa, 2:30 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Rowing: Minnesota and Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Golf: Adidas Hoosier Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville, Tenn.

Schedule for Sunday, April 12:
Women's Tennis: Ohio State, 11 a.m., Columbus, Ohio
Men's Tennis: Penn State, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Michigan State, 12 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Baseball: Iowa, 2:30 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Golf: Adidas Hoosier Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Charities Adopt New Strategies To Cope In Tough Times
Wall Street Journal, April 10 -- If you think that the recession is clobbering for-profit enterprises, just consider the tough times that some not-for-profit enterprises are encountering. If they hope to top last year's records, America's philanthropies don't stand a prayer. Now, Americans are generous folk. In most years, about two-thirds of us donate money to churches or other charities. We usually give an average of $2,000 to $2,200, or about 3% of our income, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Full story.

Hutton's legacy lauded during dedication
Indiana Daily Student, April 9 -- Blue and gold bluebird pins adorned the lapels of members of the IU community in remembrance of the late Edward L. Hutton. His favorite bird was the Eastern Bluebird, said Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson. The Hutton Honors College handed out bluebird pins to honor Hutton's legacy at IU because, just as the bird returns with the spring, new students experience new beginnings at IU, she said. The dedication of the new Hutton Honors College building celebrated the Honors College's new home while remembering the loss of the college's biggest friends and donors. Edward Hutton was scheduled to take part in the ceremony, but his death March 2 at age 89 changed the tone of the event. Full story.

Dorms to team with nonprofits to fight poverty
Indiana Daily Student, April 10 -- Residence halls and local nonprofits are teaming up this fall for students to get more involved in the Bloomington community. IU will launch Adopt-a-Nonprofit, a program in which each of the 11 residence halls will sponsor one nonprofit organization. Every nonprofit - from national organizations to local groups - is involved in combatting poverty, which is the theme of this year's Adopt-a-Nonprofit, said junior Brittney Paulk, creator of the program. The residence halls will have a lot of control of their own programs, Paulk said, adding that the halls will still work with the nonprofits to ensure the success of their work. Full story.

Leak damages IU supercomputer building
Indianapolis Star, April 10 -- A steam leak at a building being constructed to house Indiana University's supercomputers has forced school officials to replace $4.2 million in equipment. IU architect Bob Meadows says the leak occurred in January in a temporary heating system at the new IU Data Center in Bloomington. He says repairs could set back construction of the $32.7 million project by three months, with completion now scheduled in July. No computers have been installed in the Data Center, but generators and battery backup systems in the building must be replaced. Full story.

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