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Elinor Ostrom to present Nobel lecture at Indiana University
IU 21st in nation in Total Voluntary Support rankings
2010 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty
Indiana University brings Zipcar to campus
$1 million Walther Cancer Foundation grant to fund Purdue-IU collaboration
Equity and opportunity threatened by growing national "excellence gap"
IU announces 2010-2011 seasons for Lee Norvelle Theatre, Brown County Playhouse
IU Research & Technology Corp. contracts with business accelerator to push research commercialization
Rather than the 'how,' IU professor's new book examines the 'why' of photojournalism
IU Kelley School professors assert that benefits of direct-to-consumer drug ads outweigh criticisms
Hoosiers for Higher Education presents member award, scholarship
Sen. Connie Sipes receives Hoosiers for Higher Education Welsh-Bowen Award
Award-winning dance program to transform science building
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Elinor Ostrom to present Nobel lecture at Indiana University -- Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, will present an updated version of her Nobel Prize lecture for an IU and Indiana audience on Feb. 16 at the Indiana University Auditorium. The program will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with IU President Michael A. McRobbie introducing Ostrom. Admission is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Read the full story.

IU 21st in nation in Total Voluntary Support rankings -- Indiana University ranks fourth in the Big Ten, ninth among public universities, and 21st among all colleges and universities in the nation in the amount of support it received from the private sector in fiscal 2009. Together, all campuses of IU received $247.6 million in gifts and non-governmental research grant funds in the last fiscal year. The Total Voluntary Support rankings are compiled annually by the Council for Aid to Education. Read the complete story.

2010 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty -- In 2009-10, the New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities program has begun its second five-year cycle with funding from the IU President's Office. In its first five years, the highly successful New Frontiers program was funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. The program is administered by the offices of IU's Vice President for Research and Vice Provost for Research. In total, the program has now supported more than 400 projects by IU faculty. Read the complete story.

Indiana University brings Zipcar to campus -- Indiana University's Transportation Services today (Feb. 3) announced a new partnership that will bring Zipcar -- the world's largest car-sharing service -- to the IU Bloomington campus. The service will help the university manage the increasing demand for parking and associated congestion while offering students a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car. It is the first car-sharing program in the state. Read the complete story.

$1 million Walther Cancer Foundation grant to fund Purdue-IU collaboration -- Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center will share a five-year, from the Walther Cancer Foundation to exchange medical fellows, engineers and scientists for advancing cancer research. Read the complete story.

Equity and opportunity threatened by growing national "excellence gap" -- A new report from the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) finds that achievement gaps among high ability students from different economic, racial and linguistic backgrounds in the U.S. are large and growing, and some of the top achieving groups aren't performing as well as in the past. Read the complete story.

IU announces 2010-2011 seasons for Lee Norvelle Theatre, Brown County Playhouse -- The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama will open a 2010-2011 Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama season filled with multiple award-winning plays. The fall semester debuts in October with one of the most memorable musicals of our time. Rent, a character-driven story of tragedy and hope by Jonathan Larson, is followed by Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire's witty exploration of grief and healing. Read the complete story.

IU Research & Technology Corp. contracts with business accelerator to push research commercialization -- Indiana University's most innovative researchers will gain access to another source of venture capital and to commercialization teams through a new agreement between IU's Research & Technology Corp. and the venture capital firm The University Funds. Read the complete story.

>Rather than the 'how,' IU professor's new book examines the 'why' of photojournalism -- There have been many books about what photographers see looking through the camera lens. A new book by an Indiana University journalism professor examines what drives the people who click the shutter. From the midpoint of the 19th century, when Matthew Brady's Civil War images first captured the fascination of a nation, through the rapidly changing digital image technologies available today, four major forces have driven photojournalism. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School professors assert that benefits of direct-to-consumer drug ads outweigh criticisms -- With their his-and-hers outdoor bathtubs (erectile dysfunction) and veiled references to a "growing, not going problem" (enlarged prostate), direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads are roundly criticized by consumer advocates, health professionals and elected officials. Yet two authorities on health-care marketing consider these ads more honest than most other forms of consumer advertising and the most forthcoming type of pharmaceutical promotion. Read the complete story.

Hoosiers for Higher Education presents member award, scholarship -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the Sue H. Talbot Distinguished Hoosiers for Higher Education Member Award today (Feb. 2) to Sara Laycock, an HHE community captain in Indianapolis. Also, the $500 Sue H. Talbot HHE Volunteer Award Scholarship was presented to IU Bloomington sophomore Iris Summers. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit. Read the complete story.

Sen. Connie Sipes receives Hoosiers for Higher Education Welsh-Bowen Award -- IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented the Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award to Sen. Connie Sipes, D-New Albany. The award is named for former Indiana Govs. Matthew Welsh and Otis "Doc" Bowen, who served as co-chairs of the Hoosiers for Higher Education state advisory committee at the organization's inception in 1991. Read the complete story.

Award-winning dance program to transform science building -- The two-story atrium in Indiana University Bloomington's Jordan Hall, home to the Department of Biology, is usually filled with displays related to scientific explorations. During ArtsWeek 2010, the atrium will form the backdrop for "Dancescience Lab," a contemporary dance performance designed specifically to relate to the architecture of the atrium and the content of the cases displaying life forms in varying stages of development. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Feb. 4:
Men's Basketball: Hoosiers lose close battle to No. 8 Purdue 78-75

Schedule for Friday, February 5:
Men's and Women's Track: Meyo Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, February 6:
Men's Tennis: Tennessee Tech, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Duke, 11 a.m., Durham, N.C.
Women's Water Polo: U.C. Santa Barbara, 12 p.m., La Jolla, Calif.
Men's Swimming: Purdue, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Butler, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (BHS)
Men's and Women's Track: Hoosier Invitational, non-Division 1 only, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, February 7:
Men's Basketball: Northwestern, 2:30 p.m., Evanston, Ill
Women's Basketball: Illinois, 2 p.m., Champaign, Ill
Women's Tennis: Wake Forest, 12 p.m., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, All Day, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Schedule for Monday, February 8:
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, All Day, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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IU in the news

Indiana University accord to push inventions
The Indianapolis Star, Feb. 5 -- Indiana University is turning to a Washington company to help researchers commercialize their inventions. The agreement between IU's Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) and venture capital firm The University Funds is meant to move intellectual property into the marketplace, according to a news release from the school. Full story.

SPEA student, alumna receive awards at Statehouse visit
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 3 -- IU President Michael McRobbie presented the Sue H. Talbot Distinguished Hoosiers for Higher Education Member Award to HHE community captain Sara Laycock Tuesday. Laycock graduated from IU in 2003 with a degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She then worked in areas of economic development in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Currently, she works for the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors. The Distinguished HHE Member Award was developed in honor of founding HHE director and current IU Board of Trustees member Sue H. Tabolt. Full story.

Purdue, IU get $1 million grant to train new generation of cancer researchers
Fox59.com, The Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 4 -- Cancer researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University are getting a $1 million boost to train a new generation of scientists. The 5-year grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation will be split between Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and IU's Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Full story. Full story 2.

IPFW prof receives grant to explore lost city
Fwdailynews.com, Feb. 4 -- What started out as an exciting, but somewhat conventional summer field school, turned into a major discovery for Christopher Andres, assistant professor of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). In summer 2009, he and a colleague, Gabriel Wrobel, Ph.D., from the University of Mississippi, came across what might be the largest previously unreported Maya center documented in Belize in the past generation. Andres recently received a grant from the Indiana University 2010 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities competition for $42,480 to fund further research on the site this summer. Full story.

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