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IU trustees approve construction of new music studio building, science and engineering lab
Nominations and applications being accepted for IU student Commencement speakers
Key figures of Milosevic trial to convene at IU Maurer School of Law through Sunday
State of the University address to be broadcast live online
Zayo Bandwidth and I-Light to expand broadband services to Ivy Tech through federal stimulus award
Digital institute welcomes third class of fellows
IU residency activities announced for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2010
IU innovators offered seminar series on venture funding, start-up development
Leading Index for Indiana languished in January
Vespignani invited to present complex networks seminar as part of Oxford seminar series
Hawkins selected fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
IU research and training institute receives grants to implement three disability-related resource initiatives
IU India Studies announces its spring lecture series
IU Opera Theater presents Puccini's 'La Rondine'
IU names 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients
African American Dance Company to present its 13th annual workshop Feb. 26-27
IU research team discovers TB disease mechanism and molecule to block it
IU Auditorium presents lavish Broadway musical 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU trustees approve construction of new music studio building, science and engineering lab
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Feb. 19) approved the design of a new Studio Building for the Jacobs School of Music at the IU Bloomington campus and approved construction of a new Science and Engineering Laboratory Building on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Read the complete story.

Nominations and applications being accepted for IU student Commencement speakers
Indiana University Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today (Feb. 19) that, beginning with the May 8, 2010, ceremonies, student speakers will become a part of the undergraduate Commencement ceremonies at IU Bloomington. Nominations and applications are currently being accepted. Read the complete story.

Key figures of Milosevic trial to convene at IU Maurer School of Law through Sunday
It has been four years since the longest and most prominent war crimes trial of the modern era was brought to an abrupt halt by the death of the defendant: Slobodan Milosevic. The death of Milosevic, and the resulting termination of his trial on charges of war crimes, left the court, the people of the former Yugoslavia, and the world community without a definitive legal resolution. Read the complete story.

State of the University address to be broadcast live online
Members of the Indiana University community and the general public will be able to view this year's State of the University address live and in its entirety online at http://broadcast.iu.edu. At the invitation of the University Faculty Council, IU President Michael McRobbie is scheduled to deliver the address on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Zayo Bandwidth and I-Light to expand broadband services to Ivy Tech through federal stimulus award
Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions, announced today in partnership with I-Light that it has received $25.1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to connect 21 Ivy Tech Community College campuses to the I-Light network, Indiana's high-performance, optical-fiber telecommunications network for research and education. The award will also allow Zayo to expand broadband connectivity across the state of Indiana to unserved and underserved areas. Read the complete story.

Digital institute welcomes third class of fellows
Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH), a part of the Research Commons in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, has announced its third class of faculty fellows. "We look forward to working closely with this vibrant group of faculty fellows over the next two years, helping them develop innovative projects that will expand digital arts and humanities research and creative activity," said Suzanne Lodato, IDAH's interim co-director. Read the complete story.

IU residency activities announced for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was founded after 11 years of collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948-1988). The two redefined the face of American dance, bringing social commentary to the stage and refining the dance duet. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company emerged on the international scene in 1983 with the world premiere of Intuitive Momentum, featuring legendary drummer Max Roach. Since then, the 10-member, Harlem-based company has performed worldwide in more than 200 cities in 30 countries. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2010
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 70 events during IU's 26th Annual ArtsWeek, adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community. Among the offerings, several Jacobs performances will resonate with this year's ArtsWeek theme of "Arts and the Environment." Read the complete story.

IU innovators offered seminar series on venture funding, start-up development
Dr. Keith March of the Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Vice President of Information Technology Brad Wheeler will kick off a new seminar series for IU faculty and graduate students on the topics of venture capital and company start-ups. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana languished in January
The unenergetic progress shown by the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) over the last couple of months came to a stop in January. Two factors that would have contributed to a stronger rise in the LII, namely, the robust up-ticks in the purchasing managers index and the index of home builder's sentiment, were offset by a dip in the Dow Jones Transportation Average and no material movement in the auto sector component. As a result, the LII didn't change in January from December. Read the complete story.

Vespignani invited to present complex networks seminar as part of Oxford seminar series
Indiana University Rudy Professor of Informatics and Computing Alessandro Vespignani will take on the topic of multi-scale techno-social networks at Oxford University later this month as one of seven invited speakers to The James Martin 21st Century School Seminar Series on complexity and systemic risk. Read the complete story.

Hawkins selected fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Barbara Hawkins, professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been selected as Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) by the Educational Unit of the Gerontological Society of America Fellow Selection and Executive Committees of Global Leaders in Education on Aging. Read the complete story.

IU research and training institute receives grants to implement three disability-related resource initiatives
IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has been awarded three four-year grants from the Indiana Department of Education. The grants, totaling $11,638,400, will help develop state-wide resource initiatives in the areas of positive behavior supports (PBS), effective assessment and instruction, and improved transition outcomes for Hoosier students with disabilities. Read the complete story.

IU India Studies announces its spring lecture series
This spring's India Studies lecture series at Indiana University will again bring leading political, art and cultural scholars of India and South Asia to the IU Bloomington campus. The lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will begin on Monday (Feb. 22) with a presentation by Tithi Bhattacharya, an associate professor in the Department of History at Purdue University. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater presents Puccini's 'La Rondine'
A young Parisian is lavishly maintained as a mistress of a rich older banker. Modern, yet vulnerable, she harbors fantasies of romantic love and falls for the son of a respectable family from southern France. Will love triumph over financial power? Set in 19th-century France, Giocomo Puccini's opera La Rondine opens the way to a powerful exploration of one of high society's stories. Written with Italian playwright Giuseppe Adami and premiered in 1917, Indiana University Opera Theater's forthcoming new production opens on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on Feb. 27 and March 5, 6 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU names 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients
As the university marks its founding 190 years ago this spring, President Michael A. McRobbie will present IU's Distinguished Teaching Awards in honor of Founders Day at a dinner on April 16. Sixteen faculty members and two doctoral students will be recognized for outstanding teaching, research and service to the university. The award recipients teach at IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University South Bend. Read the complete story.

African American Dance Company to present its 13th annual workshop Feb. 26-27
Indiana University's African American Arts Institute Dance Company will present its 13th Annual Dance Workshop next Friday and Saturday (Feb. 26-27) at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. The mission of the dance workshop is to expose participants to dance from the perspective of the African American and African Diaspora through master dance classes, panel discussion and enlightening dialogue. Read the complete story.

IU research team discovers TB disease mechanism and molecule to block it
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a mechanism used by the tuberculosis bacterium to evade the body's immune system and have identified a compound that blocks the bacterium's ability to survive in the host, which could lead to new drugs to treat tuberculosis. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium presents lavish Broadway musical 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'
Disney's hit Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast will premiere in Bloomington at IU Auditorium March 2 at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows March 3-4. The second family-friendly musical in IU Auditorium's season, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the most lavish Broadway production of IU Auditorium's current season. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, Feb. 16:
Men's Basketball: Indiana won the battle of the boards and shot a season-high 89.3 percent from the line, but 11th-ranked Michigan State, thanks to 14 points from Draymond Green and 13 from Kalin Lucas, defeated the Hoosiers, 72-58, on Tuesday night. Read the game notes.

Results from Wednesday, Feb. 17:
Women's Swimming: A victory in the 800 free relay and a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay kick-started the Hoosiers' run at the 2010 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. Read the meet results.

Results from February 18:
Women's Swimming: Nikki White qualified second for tonight's 500 freestyle final with a time of 4:42.75. She is the defending champion in the event. Brittany Strumbel took third in her heat with a time of 4:45.20 to earn a spot in the championship final. Read the meet results.

Scheduled for Friday Feb. 19:
Softball: Boise State, 9 a.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
Softball: Illinois-Chicago, 1:30 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev.
Baseball: San Diego, 5 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20:
Women's Tennis: Kentucky, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: San Diego, 1 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Softball: Oregon, 1:30 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
Softball: Utah, 3:45 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
Baseball: San Diego, 5 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Men's Basketball: Minnesota, 8 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21:
Men's Tennis: Harvard, 9:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Tennessee, 10:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: UNLV, 11:15 a.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
Women's Basketball: Minnesota, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: San Diego, 1 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Wrestling: Michigan State, 2 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.

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IU in the news

IU Research and Training Institute Lands Education Grants
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Feb. 17 -- The Indiana Department of Education has awarded three grants, totaling more than $11.6 million, to Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. The funding will help develop statewide resource initiatives in the areas of positive behavior supports, effective assessment and instruction and improved transition outcomes for Hoosier students with disabilities. Full story.

Professors receive recognition for 'outstanding' performance
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 18 -- In honor of IU's 190th founding anniversary, President Michael McRobbie will present 16 faculty members and two doctoral students with Distinguished Teaching Awards. Recipients will be recognized on April 16 for their "outstanding teaching, research and service to the University," according to an IU press release. Full story.

IU Kokomo Given New Nursing Teaching Tools
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Feb. 18 -- St. Joseph Hospital is providing a donation to Indiana University Kokomo to fund a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab. Construction of the new facility is scheduled for June, with students using the center in January 2011. It is expected to include four simulation suites, two control rooms, a nursing station, a faculty office and two classrooms. Full story.

DICE 2010: CMU's Schell On The Common Threads In Unexpected Successes
Gamasutra, Feb. 18 -- Games and real life are colliding in unique ways. One professor at Indiana University, Lee Sheldon, doesn't give grades. Rather, students start as a level one avatar and level up through the class based on attendance and performance, like in a role-playing game. And the students' performance in class seems to indicate that the system works. Full story.

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