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IU to hold commencements May 9 through May 15
All IU campuses taking anti-flu precautions
IU suspends summer study programs in Mexico
IU Distinguished Professor Michael Lynch named a National Academy of Sciences fellow
H1N1 Flu (swine flu) Teach In at IU Bloomington on May 5
Three finalists for vice president for research position to visit campuses
IU Auditorium 2009-2010 season to feature Yo-Yo Ma, Frankie Valli, top Broadway shows
Stare at the sun Saturday during Kirkwood Observatory event
IU Bloomington to receive $1.2 million for Huntington's disease research
Five to receive IU's highest alumni award
IU Bloomington Senior Sendoff, Baccalaureate scheduled for May 8
Gaming, virtual reality among topics for Informatics' high school summer camp
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU to hold commencements May 9 through May 15 -- A total of 16,901 students are eligible to receive Indiana University degrees during May commencement ceremonies at eight campuses. Commencement week begins on May 9 (Saturday) at IU in Bloomington and concludes on May 15 at IU East in Richmond (Friday). Read the complete story.

All IU campuses taking anti-flu precautions -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today directed that all IU campuses begin taking precautions to prevent or limit the outbreak of swine flu among students, faculty or staff. The preparations include heightened monitoring of the situation by medical personnel and the issuance of guidance on how people can prevent the spread of the flu virus and what they should do if they experience flu-like symptoms. Read the complete story. Go the IU H1N1 information archive.

IU suspends summer study programs in Mexico -- Patrick O'Meara, Indiana University's vice president for international affairs, today announced that he has suspended all IU summer 2009 study programs in Mexico because of the increased health risks associated with North American Human Influenza A (H1N1), commonly known as swine flu. The suspension will affect some 50 to 60 students at IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU South Bend, as well about 20 high school students. Read the complete story.

IU Distinguished Professor Michael Lynch named a National Academy of Sciences fellow -- Michael Lynch, an evolutionary biologist at Indiana University Bloomington, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced today from its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Fellowship in the NAS is considered by some to be the highest honor afforded in American science. According to the academy, election recognizes "distinguished achievements in original research," as well as scholarly prowess. Read the complete story.

H1N1 Flu (swine flu) Teach In at IU Bloomington on May 5 -- Indiana University will conduct a Teach In on May 5 to share with the campus and Bloomington community the latest information about Influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu. The teach in, co-sponsored by the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and IU's Center for the Study of Global Change, will include the following speakers: Lloyd Kolbe, Diana Ebling, Vickie VanDeventer and Penny Caudill. Read the complete story.

Three finalists for vice president for research position to visit campuses -- Three finalists for the vice president for research position at Indiana University will visit the Bloomington campus as well as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis during the next two weeks. Finalists will meet with faculty, staff and representatives from IU's regional campuses. Following those visits, the university search committee that identified the finalists will meet again and make further recommendations to IU President Michael McRobbie. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium 2009-2010 season to feature Yo-Yo Ma, Frankie Valli, top Broadway shows -- IU Auditorium at Indiana University announces its 2009-2010 season, an eclectic, cutting-edge mix of Tony Award-winning Broadway shows, beautifully crafted classical music performances and holiday traditions scheduled to run from September through April. From the sweet sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sept. 26, to the family-friendly Broadway show Disney's Beauty and the Beast, March 2-4, and the spectacle of Cirque Dreams Illumination, Dec. 11, the new season includes an array of unforgettable performances. Read the complete story.

Stare at the sun Saturday during Kirkwood Observatory event -- Saturday is your chance to stare at the sun with no negative side effects as Indiana University Department of Astronomy's Kirkwood Observatory hosts a public open house where the focus will be on the observatory's solar telescope. The reflecting telescope uses mirrors rather than a lens to direct a beam of sunlight to optical benches that produce different types of images of the sun, from white light images for viewing sunspots to hydrogen-alpha images that show active regions where flares may be prominent. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington to receive $1.2 million for Huntington's disease research -- The National Institutes of Health has approved a $1.2 million, four-year grant that will allow Indiana University Bloomington scientists to continue their study of Huntington's disease. The project, led by IU Bloomington structural biologist Joel Ybe, has focused on the interaction of two proteins, HIP1 (Huntingtin-interacting protein 1) and HIPPI (HIP1-protein interactor), whose association is believed to trigger the death of nervous system cells. Ybe will work with IU Bloomington chemist David Giedroc to characterize the dynamic flexibility of HIP1 by using nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. Read the complete story.

Five to receive IU's highest alumni award -- Five Indiana University alumni have been named as recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. The award is the university's highest honor reserved solely for IU alumni and provides recognition for outstanding career achievements and significant contributions benefiting the recipient's community, state and nation, or IU. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington Senior Sendoff, Baccalaureate scheduled for May 8 -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie will welcome IU Bloomington's graduating seniors to a Senior Send-Off Reception scheduled for Friday, May 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The reception will take place in the inner lobby of IU Auditorium at 1211 E. Seventh St. Students are invited to bring family and friends to enjoy light refreshments and music. Read the complete story.

Gaming, virtual reality among topics for Informatics' high school summer camp -- Animation, computer graphics, virtual reality and Web design are just a few of the applications high school students will delve into while attending Indiana University's Informatics Summer Camp. Set for June 21-25 at IU Bloomington, the camp is designed to give high school students the chance to interact with IU faculty and staff and learn about the latest trends in information technology, the Internet and Web design, networking, new media, databases, gaming and more. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, April 28:
Baseball: The Hoosiers fell to Miami University, 9-6. Read the game notes.

Results from Wednesday, April 29:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team upended Western Illinois 17-2. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers were unable to take a win in either game of a doubleheader against Michigan. Read game one notes. Read game two notes.

Schedule for Friday, May 1:
Baseball: Purdue, 4 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Golf: Big Ten Championship, State College, Pa.

Schedule for Saturday, May 2:
Baseball: Purdue, 2 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Golf: Big Ten Championship, State College, Pa.
Women's Rowing: Big Ten Championships, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule for Sunday, May 3:
Softball: Penn State, 11 a.m., State College, Pa.
Baseball: Purdue, 1 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Championship, State College, Pa.

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IU in the news

On 2 wheels at IU or 4 at Purdue, the racing action was hot
Indianapolis Star, April 26 -- The Cutters -- by the narrowest of margins -- claimed the top spot in the 59th annual Little 500 cycling event at Indiana University on Saturday. By one second, the Cutters outpaced Delta Tau Delta to finish the 200 laps on the quarter-mile cinder track in a time of 2:15:18 for its third straight men's title. Phi Gamma, Team Major Taylor and the Black Key Bulls rounded out the top five in the 50-mile race, according to the Indiana University Student Foundation. On Friday, Pi Beta Phi claimed the title in the 25-mile women's race in a time of 1:13:16, one second ahead of Delta Sigma Pi. Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta completed the top five. Full story.

Flu models favorable, if public responds
United Press International, April 29 -- Two swine influenza infection models generated this week both predict about 1,000 U.S. cases within three weeks, an expert on computer modeling said. Alessandro Vespignani of Indiana University in Bloomington said the next 72 hours will be critical and models could change as often as every 12 to 24 hours, based on worldwide events. The models are being created at Indiana University and Northwestern University. "But this is a worst-case scenario, as we are always working in a worst-case scenario setting," Vespignani said in a statement. Full story.

IU names research affairs director
Indianapolis Business Journal, April 27 -- Dr. David S. Wilkes will succeed Dr. Ora Pescovitz as the Indiana University School of Medicine's executive associate dean of research affairs, the school announced this morning. Wilkes, a professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, is also the co-founder of ImmuneWorks Inc., a biotechnology company based in Indianapolis. Full story.

Jane Hoeppner honors late husband by giving back to community
Indiana Daily Student, May 1 -- After two long years, two short years, happy times and sad ones, Jane Hoeppner is the self-described "poster child for doing everything I never thought I would be doing or have to do or want to do." Only two years after her husband Terry Hoeppner accepted the IU football coaching job, Jane Hoeppner's relatively peaceful life took a tumultuous turn when he succumbed to brain cancer in June 2007. Even though the Hoeppners spent almost 20 years at Miami University (Ohio), she remained in Bloomington after her husband's death. Leaving, she said, never crossed her mind. "Quite honestly, I'm here for the long haul because my name is on that tombstone out in Valhalla as well as his," said Jane, 61. "It's a done deal." Full story.

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