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Captain Kidd's pirate cannon from the Caribbean comes to Indiana University
IU Bloomington libraries named top in the country
2010 Black History Month features Marc Lamont Hill and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
'Cram the Container': IU Haiti relief effort
Indiana-Kenya Partnership receives $5 million USAID grant to expand comprehensive care
Marshall Goldsmith, one of today's top management thinkers, to keynote 2010 IU Business Conference
IU Jacobs School of Music hosts renowned Brazilian and Chinese ensembles
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Captain Kidd's pirate cannon from the Caribbean comes to Indiana University -- The first pirate's cannon recovered in the Caribbean is resting in a Hoosier underwater science lab at Indiana University Bloomington under the watchful eye of archaeologist Charles Beeker and other researchers and students. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the world's largest children's museum, announces its partnership with IU to provide funding for the transport of the 17th century relic. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington libraries named top in the country -- The Association of College and Research Libraries yesterday named the IU Bloomington Libraries winner of its Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university division. The annual award recognizes the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff who work together to support the mission of their institution. Read the complete story.

2010 Black History Month features Marc Lamont Hill and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company -- Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate Black History Month with a diverse calendar of events, including a Feb. 10 lecture by Marc Lamont Hill and a Feb. 25 performance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.The kick-off event for the month will be a symposium beginning at 6 p.m. next Wednesday (Feb. 3), "The State of Black History Month in 2010 and Beyond," at the Georgian Room in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. Read the complete story.

'Cram the Container': IU Haiti relief effort -- Organizers of an Indiana University Haiti relief effort say the response from the IU and Bloomington communities already has been strong. As their monetary fundraising efforts continue -- just this week each member of the IU women's basketball team donated her pre-game meal money -- they have shifted the focus to a material aid drive, encouraging donors to help "Cram the Container!" a 1,280-cubic-foot container provided by the university. Read the complete story.

Indiana-Kenya Partnership receives $5 million USAID grant to expand comprehensive care -- AMPATH, the joint partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine, the Moi (Eldoret, Kenya) University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, has received a three-year, $5 million USAID supplement grant to expand health care services in western Kenya. Read the complete story.

Marshall Goldsmith, one of today's top management thinkers, to keynote 2010 IU Business Conference -- Marshall Goldsmith, an authority in working with successful leaders and author of the award-winning best-selling book What Got You Here Won't Get You There, will keynote the 64th annual Indiana University Business Conference in Indianapolis on March 10. Goldsmith, who earned a master's of business administration (MBA) from IU in 1972, will join Mattel Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Eckert, United Auto Workers President Ronald A. Gettelfinger and Ernst & Young Chairman and CEO James S. Turley in addressing the conference theme, "Remaking America: New Strategies For Exceptional Times." The conference, presented by the Kelley School of Business, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts renowned Brazilian and Chinese ensembles -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will welcome two world-renowned international ensembles this semester -- the São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble, Grupo PIAP, from Brazil and the Peiyang Chorus of Tianjin University in China."The São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble is an award-winning and internationally recognized ensemble that collaborates with world-renowned composers and performers," said John Tafoya, chair of the Jacobs Percussion Department. "Our faculty and students are very excited about this event that features percussion ensemble music from Brazil." Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Jan. 28:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team came up short against Wisconsin, 55-47. Read the game notes.

Schedue for Friday, Jan. 29:
Men's and Women's Swimming: Louisville, 5 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Wrestling: Illinois High School Night, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana Relays, all day event, Bloomington, Ind

Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 30:
Men's Tennis: Columbia, 9 a.m., Oxford, Miss.
Women's Tennis: Marquette, 9:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Cincinnati, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Ilinois, 2 p.m. Champaign, Ill
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana Relays, all day event, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan. 31:
Men's Tennis: Mississippi, 9 a.m., Oxford, Miss.
Women's Basketball: Ohio State, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Ohio State, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Ohio State, Alumni Day, 2 p.m., Bloomingotnm, Ind.
Women's Golf: Wisconsin, all day event, Phoenix, Ariz. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IU in the news

IU-Kenya Partnership gets $5 million USAID grant
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 28 -- A partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine and a medical school and hospital in Kenya has received an additional $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to expand health care services in the African nation. Full story.

Showcasing technologies; IU, Purdue show off 21st century knowhow
Courierpress.com, Jan. 28 -- Faculty and researchers from Indiana and Purdue universities came to The Centre on Thursday for a little bit of show and tell. However, this was hardly child's play. For nonscientists, the technologies being discussed could make the head spin. They included a program to upload e-commerce receipts to cell phones; tracking devices to make sure senior citizens are taking their medications; and wind turbine generators, to name a few. Showcase organizers said the purpose of the Indiana University-Purdue University Technology Showcase and Economic Outlook was not just to explain the 21st century technologies, but to encourage local entrepreneurs to invest in them. Full story.

IU program focuses on English as a second language
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 28 -- A new Indiana University program hopes to prepare more minority teachers to help students learn English as a second language. A $154,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will help get teachers into two high-need school corporations -- East Chicago and South Bend. Full story.

IUPUI Co-Sponsoring Biocomputing Symposium in India
Insideindianabusiness.com, Jan. 28 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the National Institute of Technology Calicut in India are partnering to increase international research opportunities among life and computer science scholars. Both institutions have co-founded the first International Symposium on Biocomputing to take place February 15-17 in Calicut. Lecturers and presenters representing 14 countries will focus on bioinformatics and biotechnology. Full story.

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