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Second class of faculty fellows at work in innovative IU institute
IU GlueX experiment advances with Department of Energy groundbreaking
Bedbugs are back: IU expert calls for education and monitoring
IU criminal justice professor: Pirates, like terrorists, are subject to existing law
Senior Salute: The largest graduation party on campus for IU's Class of 2009
IUPUI Adds Twitter, RSS Feed as New Tools for Emergency Communication
IU Environmental Management Association sponsors Earth Week activities
Indiana University Army ROTC cadet receives national award
South African performers to join IU student actors in Shakespeare's classic 'The Tempest'
IU's Fair Trade Bloomington recognized for entrepreneurship at regional competition
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Second class of faculty fellows at work in innovative IU institute -- Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, a part of the Research Commons in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, has announced its second class of faculty fellows. "We are pleased to welcome another talented group of faculty whose areas of expertise span the arts and humanities. The eight fellows now active in IDAH form a vital core to the activities of the institute," said Ruth Stone, associate vice provost for arts research and director of the institute. Read the complete story.

IU GlueX experiment advances with Department of Energy groundbreaking -- For more than a decade Indiana University physicists have only been able to theorize about the nature of exotic hybrid mesons, unique particles that may be the key to unlocking how quarks bind together to form matter's building blocks. But the journey to move beyond theory in the search for these elusive particles moved a step closer Tuesday (April 14) with the turn of a shovel in Newport News, Va., where IU physicists were on hand to break ground on a $14.1 million, 8,000-square-foot experimental hall designed to test theories about exotic hybrid mesons. Mesons are particles made of a quark and an anti-quark that are bound together by gluons. Read the complete story.

Bedbugs are back: IU expert calls for education and monitoring -- Bedbug outbreaks across the United States require a proactive approach, according to Marc Lame, clinical assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an expert in pest management. Lame says operators of housing that is susceptible to infestations -- such as hotels, college dorms, apartments and shelters -- should make plans for preventing and responding to the problem. "They need to have an action plan right now, and they need to have some detection programs in place," he said. "If they don't, they will have bedbugs, and they will have real problems." Read the complete story.

IU criminal justice professor: Pirates, like terrorists, are subject to existing law -- Piracy taking place off the coast of Somalia is, from a legal perspective, very close to terrorism, and there are legal mechanisms for dealing with both, says Steve Russell, associate professor in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Criminal Justice. "Piracy is and always has been a crime of universal jurisdiction," Russell said. "The definition involves non-state actors threatening harm to innocent persons. In the case of terrorists, the motive is political. In the case of pirates, the motive is profit. The motive strikes me as a distinction that does not create a difference." Read the complete story.

Senior Salute: The largest graduation party on campus for IU's Class of 2009 -- Indiana University's Class of 2009 is invited to the annual Senior Salute from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the tent behind the DeVault Alumni Center at 1000 E. 17th St., across from Assembly Hall. In the event of rain, the festivities will move indoors. Senior Salute is the largest graduation party on the IU Bloomington campus. Hosted by the IU Student Alumni Association and IU Alumni Association, Senior Salute congratulates all graduating students and introduces them to multiple ways to stay connected to IU long after graduation. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Adds Twitter, RSS Feed as New Tools for Emergency Communication -- IUPUI is now using Twitter and an RSS feed to send campus emergency communications to faculty, staff and students. The latest additions to the emergency communications network were added by the electronic media team in the Office of Communications and Marketing to JagAlert, a collection of emergency notification systems used by IUPUI to inform the campus community of any safety issues requiring immediate attention. Read the complete story.

IU Environmental Management Association sponsors Earth Week activities -- Filmmaker John de Graaf will show and discuss his latest film on Monday, April 20, as part of Earth Week activities sponsored by the student Environmental Management Association at Indiana University Bloomington. The screening of de Graaf's film What's the Economy for Anyway? will take place in IU Fine Arts 015, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the film starting at 7:30 p.m. A discussion and question-and-answer session will follow. The event is free and open to the public, and free popcorn will be available for anyone who arrives to the screening on foot or by bicycle. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Army ROTC cadet receives national award -- An Army ROTC cadet from Indiana University Bloomington was selected to join senior U.S. military leaders at a National Security Seminar in Lexington, Va. Cadet Brandon Landes from Fort Wayne, Ind., earned the opportunity to participate in the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar by being selected as the top Army ROTC cadet at Indiana University. While in Lexington, Landes will have the opportunity to directly interact with key military leaders -- including officials such as Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren -- and to discuss a variety of issues directly bearing on national security. Read the complete story.

South African performers to join IU student actors in Shakespeare's classic 'The Tempest' -- A cast of student actors from South Africa and Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama will perform William Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center from May 6 through May 9. The production will be directed by South Africa-native Murray McGibbon, an award-winning IU faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Drama. This play is considered Shakespeare's most romantic and lyrical play, telling a timeless story of power struggle, isolation and first love, said John Kinzer, director of audience development at Theatre and Drama. "This production will resonate with today's audience with its examination of what it means to be human." Read the complete story.

IU's Fair Trade Bloomington recognized for entrepreneurship at regional competition -- Indiana University's campus chapter of Students in Free Enterprise was recently named a national finalist in entrepreneurship for its Fair Trade Bloomington project at the SIFE USA Regional Competition March 27 in Rogers, Ark. IU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group operates through the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design (AMID) in the Retail Design and Merchandising Group, but is open to students from any discipline. AMID is a division of IU's College of Arts and Sciences Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Wednesday, April 15:
Softball: The Hoosiers lost two games to Illinois in a double header. Read game one notes. Read game two notes.

Schedule for Friday, April 17:
Baseball: Penn State, 3:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana Invitational 6:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.; Mt SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif.

Schedule for Saturday, April 18:
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana Invitational, 11:00 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.; Mt SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif.
Women's Tennis: Michigan, 11:00 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Field Hockey: Miami Oh, 11:15 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.; Ball State, 4:30 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Men's Tennis: Michigan State, 12:00 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Women's Water Polo: Chatham, 12:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Penn State, 1:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Cream & Crimson Spring Game, 2:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Tulsa, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Michigan State, 2:30 p.m., Lady Buckeye Invitational, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Rowing: Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Men's Golf: Boilermaker Invitational, West Lafayette, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, April 19:
Women's Tennis: Michigan State, 11:00 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Michigan, 12:00 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Baseball: Penn State, 1:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Rowing: Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Men's Golf: Boilermaker Invitational, West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Golf: Lady Buckeye Invitational, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

Women donating 'precious resource'
Indianapolis Star, April 17 -- For years, experts in breast cancer research bemoaned the lack of healthy breast tissue specimens to compare to diseased tissue, an essential step in unraveling how healthy breast cells turn cancerous. Then a team of researchers at Indiana University stepped into the void, creating the nation's first -- and so far only -- healthy breast tissue bank. In two years, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at IU Simon Cancer Center has collected breast tissues from more than 450 women and blood samples from more than 4,500. "We are the only collection of this much normal tissue in the world," said Dr. Anna Maria Storniolo, co-principal investigator of the bank. "There's no question that is a unique and incredibly precious resource." Full story.

Spring series to end with Team Pursuit
Indiana Daily Student, April 17 -- Little 500 spring series events will wrap up Saturday with Team Pursuit, an event designed to test the depth and overall strength of each team. Team Pursuit is a race in which four members of two teams ride simultaneously. The men's portion of the race has 15 laps, while the women's has 12. The goal of Team Pursuit is to complete the alotted laps in the fastest time possible by using drafting and endurance strategies. Full story.

Attention-seeking objects will be hard to part with
New Scientist, April 17 -- Do you pay enough attention to your gadgets and possessions - even when they are no longer new and shiny? James Pierce at Indiana University in Bloomington is designing ways for objects to periodically make their presence felt, forcing us to "reflect" on them more often. He believes that this will increase our sense of attachment to our possessions, helping to end our unsustainable habit of constantly buying new things and dumping the old. Full story.

Gravity Could Vary with Each Season
Softpedia, April 16 -- The idea that apples might fall from trees differently in the summer and in the winter may seem preposterous, but Indiana University in Bloomington (IUB) Physicist Alan Kostelecky and graduate student Jay Tasson think that the idea may not be so far-fetched. They argue that violations in Newton's law may have easily gone undetected for centuries, and that they may have plagued physics ever since. "We have made a surprising and delightful discovery. We might just catch a glimpse of the ultimate theory that underpins our universe," NewScientist quotes Kostelecky as saying. In a recently published study, the pair shows that looking into such discrepancies in the laws of physics might help scientists learn how the Universe functions. The paper appeared in a recent issue of the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. Full story.

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