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IU endowment ranks 11th in nation in 2009
IU takes steps toward an inclusive campus
IU alumnus Jon-Paul Herron appointed director of Network Engineering
IU filmmaker's documentary 'Blacking Up' examines racial identity through hip-hop music and culture
Voices of Urban Life Will Take Center Stage for the Taylor Symposium
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to perform Lincoln tribute at IU Auditorium Feb. 25
CUBAmistad to bring Cuban filmmaker, films to Bloomington
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU endowment ranks 11th in nation in 2009 -- As of June 30, 2009, IU's endowment totaled $1.23 billion, which placed IU fifth among the Big Ten public universities, up from seventh last year. Eight hundred and forty-two U.S. colleges and universities participated in this year's survey. Read the complete story.

IU takes steps toward an inclusive campus -- A new three-part series of seminars will help inform Indiana University Bloomington's diversity mission. The Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund -- overseen by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs -- has awarded funding in support of a series of seminars, "Attention, Reflection, Connection: Steps Toward an Inclusive Campus." The series begins this month and is open to all students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. Read the complete story.

IU alumnus Jon-Paul Herron appointed director of Network Engineering -- IU Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Brad Wheeler has appointed Jon-Paul Herron director of IU Global Research Network Operations Center (GRNOC) Engineering, where he will oversee IU's prestigious national services in research and education networking operations and planning. Herron has been at Indiana University for nearly 10 years. Read the complete story.

IU filmmaker's documentary 'Blacking Up' examines racial identity through hip-hop music and culture -- When young whites embrace rap and hip-hop culture, is it an example of America moving toward being a colorblind society. Or is it just another case of cultural theft and mockery? That's the fundamental question of a provocative new documentary produced by an Indiana University doctoral candidate, Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity, which is airing on public television stations nationally through early March. Read the complete story.

Voices of urban life will take center stage for the Taylor Symposium -- The realities of urban life as reflected in the diverse voices of spoken and written word and innovative efforts to teach the craft of communicating through writing in the urban school environment are the focus of the 21st annual Joseph Taylor Symposium at IUPUI. Read the complete story.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to perform Lincoln tribute at IU Auditorium Feb. 25 -- The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will make its first appearance in Bloomington at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at IU Auditorium. Tony Award-winning Jones brings together dance, music, spoken word and video in his commemorative piece, Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray (named for a line in Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address) celebrating the life and work of President Lincoln. The work premiered in 2009 and was commissioned by Ravinia Festival and co-commissioned by IU Auditorium and New York's Lincoln Center. Read the complete story.

CUBAmistad to bring Cuban filmmaker, films to Bloomington -- Cuban culture will come to U.S. soil with "Imagens Del Caribe" ("Images of the Caribbean"), a showcase of Cuban films by producers Gloria Rolando and Gilberto Martinez, showing Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., at the Monroe County Public Library. The two films, titled Eyes of the Rainbow and The Jazz in Us (Nosotros y el Jazz), are presented by CUBAmistad, a grassroots, sister-city project linking Bloomington and Santa Clara, Cuba, in an effort to promote peace through mutual respect and understanding. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Jan. 29:
Men's Swimming: The 25th-ranked Indiana men's swimming and diving team tallied up 12 season best times and six individual victories but it was not enough to overtake No. 16 Louisville, falling 179-121. Read the meet results.
Women's Swimming: Buoyed by three first-place finishes from senior Kate Fesenko, nine overall victories and seven pool records, the 14th-ranked Indiana women's swimming and diving team defeated No. 13 Louisville, 161-139. Read the meet results.
Wrestling: The #14 Indiana University wrestling team (13-1, 2-1) defeated #24 Illinois (6-5, 1-2), 22-13, Friday night inside University Gym. Read the complete results.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana track and field had a banner day on day one of the Indiana Relays. Leading the way was sophomore Andy Bayer who became the first Hoosier to finish the mile in under four minutes at Gladstein Fieldhouse. Molly Beckwith posted the best mile time in Div. I this season, and three other Hoosiers posted NCAA qualifying marks in the mile. Read the complete results.

Results for Saturday, Jan. 30:
Men's Tennis: Indiana opened the dual match slate of their season against No. 52 Columbia on Saturday. The No. 50 Hoosiers were up to the task, riding key wins from sophomores Jeremy Langer and Will Kendall to a 4-2 win. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis has won sixth consecutive dual matches to begin the spring season 6-0. Indiana tallied wins over Marquette (3-1) and Cincinnati (0-3) in a Saturday doubleheader. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: The Indiana basketball team fought back from a 13-point first-half deficit to take the lead in the second half, but Demetri McCamey's buzzer-beating floater was the difference, as Illinois (14-8, 6-3 Big Ten) topped the Hoosiers 72-70 on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana track and field closed out the Indiana Relays with nine NCAA-qualifying performances, including two automatic marks. After six NCAA marks on day one, Jeff Coover and Andrew Poore led the way as the Hoosiers posted three more. Junior Lindsey Hartman won the women's 800m invitational, finishing in 2:10.68. Read the complete results.

Results for Sunday, Jan. 31:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers were unable to keep up with the 10th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels, as they fell 4-0 to close out the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Behind four Hoosiers scoring in double-digits and 12 rebounds from sophomore Danilsa Andujar, the Indiana women's basketball team upended No. 4/6 Ohio State, 67-62, on Sunday, Jan. 31, in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: The No. 14 Indiana University wrestling team (13-2, 2-2) came up short Sunday afternoon, dropping a 22-13 dual match to No. 4 Ohio State (14-1, 3-0). Read the complete results.
Women's Golf: In its first competition of the spring season, the Indiana women's golf team won its match play competition against Big Ten for Wisconsin, taking the Westlake Cup title 9.5-8.5. Read the complete results.

Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4:
Men's Basketball: Purdue, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
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IU in the news

Purdue, IU rank among top 15 school endowments
Chicago Tribune, Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 2, 1 -- A new study ranks Purdue University and Indiana University among the nation's top 15 public universities in terms of the value of their endowments. Purdue ranks ninth in the new rankings by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Its endowment was worth about $1.45 billion last year. IU came in at 11th in the rankings with an endowment valued at about $1.23 billion. Full story. Full story 2.

Hoosiers for Higher Education to make Statehouse visit
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 2 -- More than 500 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of IU are expected to meet in Indianapolis on Feb. 2 for the 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit. The visit will feature comments by IU President Michael McRobbie and student government organizations from several IU campuses. State legislators will meet with representing students to talk about higher education in Indiana and especially IU. Full story.

For health professionals in training, center's dummies help mimic real life
The Indianapolis Star, Feb. 2 -- The joint IU-Clarian center opened in August, letting students diagnose the problems of high-tech mannequin patients, use defibrillators and other medical devices on the fake patients, and practice delivering gut-wrenching news to live actors who cry on command. The goal of such centers is to help students learn the teamwork, sensitivity, procedures and decision-making skills that help prevent medical errors and improve care. Full story.

Lab updates provide real world experiences in Jordan Hall
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 2 -- The IU Department of Biology received a technological face-lift during winter break, gaining three state-of-the-art laboratories worth $2 million. Three weeks into the semester Clay Fuqua, Department of Biology's associate chairman for facilities and research, said he feels confident that the update to the department's Jordan Hall facilities was worth it. "We're running classes everyday now," Fuqua said. "Five different courses, each with up to nine sections. This is just the beginning." Full story.

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