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College Themester to offer free workshops on teaching sustainability across the curriculum
SPEA policy brief: Obama initiative scores on transparency; collaborative governance a challenge
Putting the 'MC' in McRobbie: IU president to host rock radio show on WFIU
Annual IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 3
IU Jacobs School of Music hosts annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory
Inspiring women honored this week with National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards
More alcohol sales sites mean more neighborhood violence, new Indiana University research finds
IU Jacobs School students and alumna to compete in Met Semi-Final Auditions
IU trustees set student housing rates for 2010-11
IU trustees approve construction of new music studio building, science and engineering lab
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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College Themester to offer free workshops on teaching sustainability across the curriculum
In preparation for Indiana University's Fall 2010 Themester "sustain.ability: Thriving on a Small Planet," the IU College of Arts and Sciences will offer a free Teaching & Learning Institute to help faculty members, librarians, and graduate students of all ranks and disciplines tailor existing courses to incorporate issues of sustainability. Read the complete story.

SPEA policy brief: Obama initiative scores on transparency; collaborative governance a challenge
President Barack Obama's Open Government Initiative is a significant attempt to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative, according to a policy brief from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. But while the effort has made progress on the first objective -- promoting accountability and making information available to the public -- more remains to be done to engage Americans with governing, it says. Read the complete story.

Putting the 'MC' in McRobbie: IU president to host rock radio show on WFIU
Indiana University president Michael McRobbie will guest host the WFIU radio program "Just You and Me with Joe Bourne" March 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The president will play his favorite rock songs from his days as a college student. All of the music will be from groups formed and famous before 1970. Read the complete story.

Annual IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 3
Students will have an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of career opportunities in health care on March 3 (Wednesday) at the 2010 Indiana University Bloomington Health Programs Fair. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. The fair -- which is free and open to the public -- will feature representatives of more than 100 schools, programs and organizations who will meet with students and answer questions about educational and career opportunities. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory
This year's symposium is titled "This is Your Brain on Music Theory" and will feature a number of perspectives on the topic of music and cognition. It will feature keynote talks by Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University) and Lawrence Zbikowski (University of Chicago) as well as invited talks by Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Vasili Byros, Eric Isaacson and Robert Hatten (all of Indiana University) and Elizabeth Margulis (University of Arkansas). Read the complete story.

Inspiring women honored this week with National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards
The Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), IU Alumni Association and Office for Women's Affairs will co-sponsor an annual awards banquet to honor two distinguished women as part of National Girls and Women in Sport Day (NGWSD) celebrations. The women also will be recognized Sunday during the IU women's basketball game. Read the complete story.

More alcohol sales sites mean more neighborhood violence, new Indiana University research finds
More alcohol sales sites in a neighborhood equate to more violence, and the highest assault rates are associated with carry-out sites selling alcohol for off-premise consumption, according to new research released Sunday (Feb. 21) by two Indiana University professors, William Pridemore and Tony Grubesic. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School students and alumna to compete in Met Semi-Final Auditions
Two students and one alumna from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music took home top honors from their respective Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Regional Audition competitions held recently across the country. Read the complete story.

IU trustees set student housing rates for 2010-11
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Feb. 19) approved residency hall rates for 2010-11 at all campuses with student housing. The action was taken at its regularly scheduled business meeting at the IU Kokomo campus. Read the complete story.

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.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 19:
Baseball: Walker Stadler pitched six strong innings in his Hoosier debut and Alex Dickerson and Jerrud Sabourin delivered solo home runs as the Indiana baseball team (1-3) knocked off No. 23 San Diego (3-1) on Sunday, 7-5.
Women's Softball: The Indiana softball team once again got on the board in the top of the first inning, but the UNLV (7-3) bats were ready to go as well and came away with a 13-2 win in five innings on Sunday.
Women's Swimming: With record-setting performances from Kate Fesenko and Donna Smailis highlighting the day, a complete team effort resulted in a second-straight conference title for the Indiana women on the final day of competition at the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 20:
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team (8-2) started the weekend with a 5-2 besting of Kentucky (1-7). Indiana clinched the match early by taking the doubles point and first three complete singles contests.
Baseball: Walker Stadler pitched six strong innings in his Hoosier debut and Alex Dickerson and Jerrud Sabourin delivered solo home runs as the Indiana baseball team (1-3) knocked off No. 23 San Diego (3-1) on Sunday, 7-5.
Men's Basketball: Senior Devan Dumes scored a season-high 20 points, but Minnesota shots lights out from long distance and took home the 81-58 victory on Saturday night in Williams Arena.
Women's Swimming: With record-setting performances from Kate Fesenko and Donna Smailis highlighting the day, a complete team effort resulted in a second-straight conference title for the Indiana women on the final day of competition at the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Softball: Indiana Senior Jennifer Glueckert lined a single into right center field with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate the game-winning run and give Indiana its first win against a Pac-10 team since 1998.
Women's Softball: Indiana played the Utah Utes even through the first three innings, but three runs in the fourth and fifth innings for Utah proved to be too much to overcome in the 7-1 loss.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 21:
Men's Tennis: Indiana moved to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 at home with a 7-1 victory over the Harvard Crimson on Sunday.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team (9-2) not only defeated No. 10 Tennessee (6-3) on Sunday, but did so in impressive fashion and dropping just one team point in a 6-1 victory.
Women's Softball: The Indiana softball team once again got on the board in the top of the first inning, but the UNLV (7-3) bats were ready to go as well and came away with a 13-2 win in five innings on Sunday.
Women's Basketball: Despite a 22-point effort from junior Jori Davis, the Indiana women's basketball team suffered a 59-50 loss to Minnesota in Assembly Hall.
Wrestling: The No. 13 Indiana University wrestling team concluded their best regular season in 14 years on Sunday by defeating Michigan State, 24-15, to finish with an overall record of 16-3 and 5-3 in Big Ten action.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24:
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25:
Women's Basketball: Iowa 8 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 9 p.m., Bloomington, Ind
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All day, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

IU trustees OK naming new $20 million basketball center after Bill, Gayle Cook
Fox59.com, Feb. 22 -- Indiana University's new basketball training complex will be named after billionaire entrepreneur Bill Cook and his wife. The IU Board of Trustees on Friday approved naming the 67,000-square-foot building Cook Hall in honor of Bill and Gayle Cook and the Cook Group of companies. Full story.

Cook Group gives $15M to IU Athletics
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 22 -- The IU Athletics Department received a major financial boost on Sunday when IU President Michael McRobbie and Athletics Director Fred Glass announced the largest single gift in the department's history. The Cook Group donated $15 million to the "For the Glory of Old IU" capital campaign to help support the new basketball development center. Because of the large contribution, IU will name the basketball development center "Cook Hall," after Cook Group founder Bill Cook and his wife Gayle. Full story.

Word Learning Better in Deaf Children Who Receive Cochlear Implants by Age 13 Months
Sciencedaily.com, Feb. 21 -- Learning words may be facilitated by early exposure to auditory input, according to research presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Diego, Feb. 18-22. Full story.

Changing course changed lives
IU-Kenya Partnership injects hope in a nation devastated by AIDS
The Indianapolis Star, Feb. 21 -- When four Indiana University School of Medicine doctors forged a relationship with a fledgling medical school in western Kenya 20 years ago, helping to combat AIDS was not in the plan. The American doctors' goals were to help the Kenyans develop the medical school while providing an international health opportunity for IU medical students. But AIDS changed everything -- including the IU-Kenya Partnership. "Our vision and mission have not changed, but what we're actually doing on the ground has changed enormously," said Dr. Bob Einterz, IU-Kenya Partnership director and one of the four founders." Full story.

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