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Rather than the 'how', IU professor's new book examines the 'why' of photojournalism
Equity and opportunity threatened by growing national "excellence gap"
IU announces 2010-2011 seasons for Lee Norvelle Theatre, Brown County Playhouse
Free tax assistance offered at Maurer School of Law
Women's Law Caucus Auction raises $11,000 for local organizations
IU Journalism lecture series features two Pulitzer Prize winners and media commentator
$1 million gift from 3M will create sales and communications lab for IU Kelley School students
IU Haiti relief effort: "Cram the Container" on Wednesday, Saturday
IU Diversity Committees to meet in February
2010 Census road tour to stop at IU
College of Arts and Sciences offers summer course for teachers
Lord of the Dance added to IU Auditorium's spring schedule
Music performances pick up the beat of ArtsWeek 2010
IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago
IU Research & Technology Corp. contracts with business accelerator to push research commercialization
IU 21st in nation in Total Voluntary Support rankings
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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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. 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. Read the complete story.

Free tax assistance offered at Maurer School of Law
Students from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Kelley School of Business will be providing free tax assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled and limited English-speaking residents over the next month. The students will be participating in the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) program beginning Wednesday (Feb. 10) at the law school, 211 S. Indiana Ave., in room 122. The walk-in clinic will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays through March 12. All program volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS. Read the complete story.

Women's Law Caucus Auction raises $11,000 for local organizations
Besting last year's record-setting turnout, the Women's Law Caucus Auction raised more than $11,000 Friday (Feb. 5) for Bloomington's Middle Way House and Protective Order Project. The annual event features packages donated by Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty and staff. Students from the law school form small teams to bid on the items, which can include anything from a Trivial Pursuit competition to attending an afternoon of golf with members of the faculty and staff. Read the complete story.

IU Journalism lecture series features two Pulitzer Prize winners and media commentator
This spring, the Indiana University School of Journalism's lecture series will feature two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who have reported from inside some of the most embattled places in the world and one of the premier media commentators in America. Read the complete story.

$1 million gift from 3M will create sales and communications lab for IU Kelley School students
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has received $1 million from 3M Corp. and its foundation for a new professional sales and communications lab for students. It is the first major corporate gift for a $60 million capital campaign to transform the school's facilities for undergraduate students. Read the complete story.

IU Haiti relief effort: "Cram the Container" on Wednesday, Saturday
Volunteers and staff from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University Bloomington will be on hand Wednesday and Saturday to help individuals and community groups load donations into a 1,280-cubic-foot cargo container that will be shipped to the Dominican Republic and distributed to relief efforts on the ground in Haiti. Read the complete story.

IU Diversity Committees to meet in February
Indiana University diversity committees are scheduled to meet on three campuses in February.
The IU Bloomington Diversity Committee will meet Feb. 16, 9 a.m., in the Charter Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

2010 Census road tour to stop at IU
The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour regional bus will make a stop at Indiana University's Bloomington campus tomorrow (Feb. 9), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Indiana Memorial Union Building's Alumni Hall. By law, all IU students are required to fill out the 2010 Census form in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

College of Arts and Sciences offers summer course for teachers
The Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is offering five STEM classes this summer specifically designed for the needs of K-12 teachers. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; improving STEM education at all levels has been named a priority by President Barack Obama. "The importance of keeping up to date in the different scientific fields has never been more urgent for teachers," said Catherine Pilachowski, professor of astronomy and associate dean for graduate education. Read the complete story.

>Lord of the Dance added to IU Auditorium's spring schedule
Lord of the Dance, featuring 2009 World Irish Dance champions Scott Doherty and Michael McHugh, will be in Bloomington for a one-performance matinee appearance March 7 at 3 p.m.
Read the complete story.

Music performances pick up the beat of ArtsWeek 2010
Two very different musical performances will have audiences thinking about the natural world and our relationship to it during ArtsWeek 2010. Jazz guitarist Brad Shepik will present his 10-part "Human Activity Suite" on Feb. 26. Earlier in the week, compositions written by Bloomington-area schoolchildren will be featured in an afternoon concert on Feb. 21. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), conducted by Carmen Helena Téllez, will perform a free concert at the Art Institute of Chicago's Fullerton Hall Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. 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.

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. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, February 5:
Men's and Women's Track: Seniors Molly Beckwith and Wendi Robinson, sophomore Jordan Gray and freshman Arianne Raby finished the D.M.R. in 11:17.06, beating the IU record by more than four seconds. The time is the fourth-fastest in the nation this season and is nine seconds faster than the NCAA provisional standard.

Results from February 6:
Men's Tennis: Langer and Armengaud opened the day with a 9-7 win over Cassidy Mears and Evan Urbina of BYU, and they took another close one in the second round, defeating George Coupland and Artem Ilyushin by a similar score, 9-7.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team (6-1) suffered their first loss of the 2010 campaign, dropping a 7-0 decision at No. 1 Duke (5-0).
Women's Water Polo: The No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers (1-3, 0-0 CWPA West) lost a three score fourth quarter lead, falling 10-9 in overtime to No. 14 UC Santa Barbara in the opening round of the Triton Invitational. The Hoosiers led 8-5 with less than six minutes to play before the Gauchos tallied the final three goals of regulation to send it into the extra session.
Men's Swimming: Junior Titus Knight won all three of his individual races and paced the Hoosier 400 freestyle relay team to victory but it was not enough as the Boilermakers came away with a 176-124 dual meet win over Indiana Saturday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
Men's Tennis: Indiana defeated Butler 7-0 and Tennessee Tech 7-0 in the first home matches of the season. The Hoosiers didn't lose a single set on the day and got dominant play from freshman Josh MacTaggart.
Wrestling: Despite Angel Escobedo and Nate Everhart improving to 27-0 and 29-0, respectively, the No. 14 Indiana University wrestling team (13-3, 2-3) dropped a 23-18 match to No. 5 Minnesota (11-4, 6-0).

Results from Sunday, February 7:
Men's Basketball: Despite a career-high 28 points from sophomore Verdell Jones III, Indiana saw Northwestern jump out to an 18-4 lead in the first 6:55 and never allowed the Hoosiers to get closer than nine points the rest of the way as the Wildcats captured a 78-61 victory Sunday in Welsh Ryan Arena.
Women's Basketball: Three Hoosiers (13-10, 6-6) reached double-digit points with junior Jori Davis recording her third double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-54 win over Illinois on the road on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team picked up a 5-2 road victory at Wake Forest on Sunday. Indiana's season record is now 7-1.
Women's Golf: With 18 holes of competition in the books, the Indiana women's golf team sits in eighth place after day one of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Coco Beach Golf Club. The tournament continues with 18 holes each on Monday and Tuesday.

Results from Monday, February 8:
Women's Golf: After 36 holes of play the Indiana women's golf team is currently tied for 13th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, being contested at the Coco Beach Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
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IU in the news

IU Nobel Prize winner to give lecture on prize
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 9 -- An Indiana University professor who accepted the Nobel Prize for economics in December will give an updated version of her Nobel lecture next week. Elinor Ostrom's free Feb. 16 speech at the Indiana University Auditorium is open to the general public. Full story.

Pianist Monika Herzig works to promote women in jazz
The Indianapolis Star, Feb. 7 - Monika Herqig who teaches in the SPEA arts administration program is interviewed by the Star. Full story.

The Truth Behind Super Bowl Myths
Parade magazine, Feb. 7 -- Can flushing your toilet at halftime make the sewers overflow? Are more avocados eaten on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year? There are many urban legends surrounding game day, but some of them contain a grain of truth. Here are the facts. Myth #5: More women are victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. Sadly, research shows that attacks increase on most holidays. A 2003 study from Indiana University/Bloomington found a slight increase in domestic-violence reports on Super Bowl Sunday, but it was small in comparison to holidays like Memorial Day and Christmas. The notion that the big game turns husbands and boyfriends into bullies dates to 1993, when a coalition of women's groups convinced NBC to run a public-service announcement on domestic violence during the game. Full story.

Scholars Try to Piece Together What's Best Done With the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chronicle of Higher Learning, Feb. 9 -- What are the oldest known fragments of the Hebrew Bible worth? On the antiquities market, pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls might go for tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars -- or more. In spiritual and publicity value, such artifacts may seem priceless, especially if the buyer is an educational institution with a religious orientation. Full story.

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