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IU President McRobbie to hold Open Office Hours for students
Award-winning author, Distinguished Professor Susan Gubar publishes book on Judas
IU Fine Arts professor confirmed as Guggenheim Fellow
IU astronomer's discovery poses challenge to galaxy formation theories
New 'Indiana Daily Student', 'Arbutus' editors-in-chief chosen, wish to interact with community
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU President McRobbie to hold Open Office Hours for students -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will hold "Open Office Hours" for students tomorrow (April 14) from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the IU Bloomington campus. The president's office hours will be held in Bryan Hall 200 and provide students an opportunity to share their concerns about important issues affecting themselves, their peers and the university at large. Read the complete story.

Award-winning author, Distinguished Professor Susan Gubar publishes book on Judas -- In her new book, Judas: A Biography, Indiana University Distinguished Professor of English Susan Gubar delves into how Judas became a symbol of the Jewish people. In the book, Gubar analyzes how Judas personifies a composite Judeo-Christianity that illuminates ambivalent relationships between Christians and Jews -- as well as changing attitudes toward the body, blood and money; greed and hypocrisy; suicide and repentance; and homosexuality and divinity. Read the complete story.

IU Fine Arts professor confirmed as Guggenheim Fellow -- Indiana University Associate Professor Osamu James Nakagawa was confirmed as a Guggenheim Fellow last week. Fellows were announced Tuesday, April 7. This marks the 85th year for the annual competition, established to honor "stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment" to add to the "educational, literary, artistic and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding," according to the organization's mission statement. Read the complete story.

IU astronomer's discovery poses challenge to galaxy formation theories -- A team led by an Indiana University astronomer has found a sample of massive galaxies with properties that suggest they may have formed relatively recently. This would run counter to the widely-held belief that massive, luminous galaxies (like our own Milky Way Galaxy) began their formation and evolution shortly after the Big Bang, some 13 billion years ago. Further research into the nature of these objects could open new windows into the study of the origin and early evolution of galaxies. Read the complete story.

New 'Indiana Daily Student', 'Arbutus' editors-in-chief chosen, wish to interact with community -- The IU Student Media Board at Indiana University has hired two newspaper editors-in-chief and a yearbook editor-in-chief for upcoming semesters. Senior Sara Amato, of Morganville, N.J., has been named editor of the summer Indiana Daily Student newspaper. Junior Natalie Avon, of Evansville, Ind., has been named the IDS' fall editor. Senior Katherine Myrick, of Muncie, Ind., has been named editor of the 2010 Arbutus yearbook. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, April 10:
Men's Tennis: Five ranked singles players and the #3 team in the country proved to much for Indiana on the day as the team fell 7-0 to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The #38 Indiana University women's tennis team increased their current winning streak to four matches on Friday, posting a 6-1 victory at Penn State. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team earned a 6-2 win over Iowa. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Sea Ray Relays got into full swing on Friday, but thunderstorms put that swing on a delay, as the meet was suspended from 4:13 p.m. ET to 7:45 p.m. That break in the action didn't stop the Hoosiers from having a good day. Read the day's notes.

Results from Saturday, April 11:
Softball: The Indiana softball team got a 3-1 win over the Michigan State Spartans, earning their first conference road victory. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team knocked off Iowa for the second day in a row, 5-1. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: Despite a 15-mile per hour wind and a heavy chop on the water, the Indiana Rowing team recorded a quality outing as it's Second Novice 8 and Second Varsity 8 crews defeated Minnesota and the Second Novice 8 knocked off Ohio State. Read the complete results.
Men's Golf: The #6 Indiana University men's golf protected it's home turf on the first day of the adidas Hoosier Invitaional as they sit atop the team standings after shooting a two-round score of 561 (287-274). Read the tournament notes.
Men's and Women's Track: For Indiana, the final day of the Sea Ray Relays was another solid showing. Four regional qualifications and six top-five finishes highlighted the day. Read the day's notes.

Results from Sunday, April 12:
Women's Tennis: Indiana University women's tennis team had their four-match winning streak snapped on Sunday, dropping a 7-0 decision at Ohio State. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana got behind early against Penn State on Sunday, but the Hoosiers wouldn't stay down for long, earning a 4-3 victory. Read the match notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers earned a 5-2 win in eight innings and swept the weekend series from the Michigan State Spartans. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers finished off a three-game road sweep of Iowa with an 8-4 victory on Sunday. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana University men's golf team won the 2009 adidas Hoosier Invitational in dominating fashion. Indiana's 839 was 27 strokes better than the second-place Colonels of Eastern Kentucky. Read the tournament notes.

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IU in the news

Midwest auto industry: Tough times ahead for towns across region
Chicago Tribune, April 13 -- In tattered and gray industrial towns across the Midwest, no one knows exactly where the ax will swing next. But there is no doubt the forced downsizing of General Motors and Chrysler, which will begin to take shape in the coming weeks, will fundamentally change the quality of life in communities and the region for years to come. "Every job in the auto industry usually can be responsible for five to six jobs in general throughout the entire economy," said Jerry Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University. "The direct and indirect effect of all of this means a lot less money circulating through the cash registers in these states." Full story.

IU, Purdue, IUPUI, Ivy Tech and Vincennes in test project on how degrees are awarded
Indianapolis Star, April 13 -- Five Indiana universities and colleges are part of the country's first project to consider weighing skills and knowledge rather than class credits when awarding a degree. That's an approach pioneered in Europe and Latin America in an attempt to develop degrees that are comparable around the world. The idea is to bring together professors, students and employers to decide just what graduates should know and be able to do. They'll focus on associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry, education and history. Full story.

Fifteen galaxies younger than thought
United Press International, April 10 -- Fifteen massive galaxies may have formed relatively recently despite wide-held belief they formed 13 billion years ago, says a U.S. astronomer. The relatively low abundance of heavy elements suggests the 15 galaxies may be 3 billion or 4 billion years old, said John Salzer, an astronomer at Indiana University who led a team in studying the galaxies. Full story.

Student group starts mentorship program at local high school
Indiana Daily Student, April 13 -- The Men of Color Leadership Conference enthralled Aaron Barnes when he was a high school student. When he came to IU, he knew he had to become involved. Barnes, a freshman, is treasurer of the Men of Color Leadership Institute, which launched in fall 2008 as a branch-off of the conference. The group's mission is to better the community and to increase retention and graduation among men of color. "I'll do whatever it takes to get us started," Barnes said. The group started a mentor program in March at Bloomington New Tech High School as a community service project. Full story.

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