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Third annual More Art, Less Trash competition to brighten outdoor recycling
IU ArtsWeek Brad Shepik event cancelled
IU moves to centralized public safety and emergency management structure
Former president of One Laptop per Child to speak at IU's Kelley School on March 5
IU Diversity Committees to meet in March
Federal, state judges will preside over DNA case at law school
IU Black Film Center to host week of events involving African and Caribbean filmmakers and scholars
IU forms statewide engagement council
IU Kelley School M.B.A. students returning to Peru with social entrepreneuship initiative
New book by Indiana University professor explores the joining of race to crime
Anti-drinking ads can increase alcohol use, IU Kelley School study shows
IU researcher, hospital, study potential rehab option following 'mini stroke'
Visualizing the Holocaust: Journal examines photos, film and monuments
Illegal tobacco sales during annual inspection in Indiana at all-time low
Special issue of Business Horizons focuses on health care and life sciences issues
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Third annual More Art, Less Trash competition to brighten outdoor recycling
Indiana University student group Volunteers in Sustainability (ViS) will sponsor the third annual "More Art, Less Trash" competition, an outdoor recycling bin design contest for the Bloomington campus. The contest continues an outdoor recycling program that began two years ago when 10 large recycling bins were designed and decorated by IU Bloomington students and placed at strategic locations across campus. Read the complete story.

IU ArtsWeek Brad Shepik event cancelled
Indiana University's 26th Annual ArtsWeek event "Human Activity Suite by Brad Shepik," scheduled for tonight (Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.) has been cancelled. Read the complete story.

IU moves to centralized public safety and emergency management structure
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has approved a new university-wide structure for public safety and emergency management that is designed to ensure uniformity and consistency in these critical activities on all campuses. Read the complete story.

Former president of One Laptop Per Child to speak at IU's Kelley School on March 5
Two Indiana University student organizations are welcoming Charles Kane, former president and currently a board member of One Laptop Per Child, to speak next Friday (March 5) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an international non-profit organization devoted to empowering the children of developing countries to learn by providing a connected laptop to every school-age child. Read the complete story.

IU Diversity Committees to meet in March
University diversity committees are scheduled to meet on three campuses in March. The IU Bloomington Diversity Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (March 2) in the Charter Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Federal, state judges will preside over DNA case at law school
A panel of distinguished jurists, including the chief justice of Indiana and one of the state's four appointees to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, will visit the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Friday (Feb. 26) at 7 p.m. to hear arguments on an issue at the forefront of debate over technology, privacy rights, and law enforcement -- the constitutionality of collecting and storing DNA evidence from those arrested on certain federal charges. Read the complete story.

IU Black Film Center to host week of events involving African and Caribbean filmmakers and scholars
The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University Bloomington will welcome four acclaimed film directors for a week of free screenings and engagement with students, faculty and the community, starting March 1. Read the complete story.

IU forms statewide engagement council
As part of its "Innovate Indiana" initiative, Indiana University has established a university-wide engagement council composed of economic development representatives from IU's eight campuses and three engagement offices located throughout the state. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School M.B.A. students returning to Peru with social entrepreneurship initiative
Last spring, Casey Bronson experienced his "highlight" as an M.B.A. student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business when he helped a small Peruvian apparel maker with its big exporting ambitions. Read the complete story.

New book by Indiana University professor explores the joining of race to crime
-- At the turn of the 20th century, reformers and social scientists argued that high rates of crime and violence among white European immigrants could be explained by poverty, discrimination and social upheaval. Improve social conditions, they said, and immigrants would be like the native-born. But the same argument didn't apply when it came to African Americans. Liberals and conservatives alike accepted that high crime rates for blacks were evidence of racial inferiority. Read the complete story.

Anti-drinking ads can increase alcohol use, IU Kelley School study shows
Public service advertising campaigns that use guilt or shame to warn against alcohol abuse can actually have the reverse effect, spurring increased drinking among target audiences, according to new research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU researcher, hospital, study potential rehab option following 'mini stroke'
Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are often called "mini strokes" for good reasons -- the short-term symptoms can mimic a stroke and up to 10 percent of first-time sufferers often experience full-blown strokes within as little as 90 days. Despite the well-known statistics, no post-TIA regimen exists to help prevent future strokes -- but this might be changing. Read the complete story.

Visualizing the Holocaust: Journal examines photos, film and monuments
Although the term "Holocaust" didn't come into widespread use until the 1960s, the forum shows that Nazi atrocities were portrayed visually by bystanders, victims and perpetrators, almost from the time they happened. In the words of Sarah Farmer, associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, "the 'Holocaust' has never not been 'represented.'" Read the complete story.

Illegal tobacco sales during annual inspection in Indiana at all-time low
Tobacco product sales to teens who assisted with the annual Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP) in Indiana hit an all-time low last year despite an increase in the number of inspections. Sales occurred during just 5.6 percent of more than 9,000 inspections. Read the complete story.

Special issue of Business Horizons focuses on health care and life sciences issues
A special issue of Business Horizons, a bimonthly journal published by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, in partnership with Elsevier, will focus on issues central to health care and life sciences. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, Feb. 24:
Men's Swimming: With two relay events in the books, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team currently sits in sixth place after day one of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The Hoosiers have tallied 48 points through two events.

Results from Thursday, Feb. 25:
Women's Basketball: Four Hoosiers reached double-digit points behind a team-best 14 points from senior Jamie Braun, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team fell at Iowa, 76-64.
Men's Basketball: Hughes scored 17 points and Wisconsin rolled to a 78-46 victory over the Hoosiers, who kept it close early, but the Big Ten's best defense was too much for them in their ninth straight loss.
Men's Swimming: Indiana is currently in fifth place with 123 points. Michigan and Ohio State are tied in the top spot with 274.5 points, with Minnesota third at 180 points.

Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26:
Baseball: West Virginia, 1 p.m.,Clearwater, Fla., Jack Russell Stadium
Men's Tennis: Tulsa, 6 p.m., Tulsa, Okla.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27:
Baseball: Villanova, 10 a.m., Progress Energy Park, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Women's Tennis: Oregon, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Softball: Jackson State, 2 p.m., Hattiesburg, Miss
Women's Softball: Southern Miss, 7 p.m., Hattiesburg, Miss
Women's Track: Big Ten Indoor Championships, All Day, University Park, Pa.
Men's Track: Big Ten Indoor Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28:
Women's Softball: Central Arkansas, 9 a.m., Hattiesburg, Miss
Baseball: Connecticut, 10 a.m., St. Petersburg, Fla., Naimoli Field #3
Men's Tennis: Oklahoma, 11:30 a.m., Norman, Okla.
Women's Softball: Belmont, 11:30 a.m., Hattiesburg, Miss
Women's Baskeball: Penn State, 4 p.m, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Iowa, 5 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Track: Big Ten Indoor Championships, All Day, University Park, Pa.
Men's Track: Big Ten Indoor Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for Monday, March 1:
Women's Golf: UCF Invitational, All Day, Orlando, Fla.

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IU in the news

IU president plans aggressive building campaign
IBJ.com, Fox59.com, Feb. 24, 23 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie may be an academic, but his plans to launch an aggressive building campaign takes a page out of Warren Buffet's playbook. Investors, Buffet said, "should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." McRobbie, in spite of a damaged endowment and falling state funding, is launching a building campaign like IU hasn't seen in 80 years. In a speech Tuesday afternoon, McRobbie said IU is gunning to construct at least 12 buildings on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Full story. Full story 2.

IU president to DJ at local station
Jconline.com, Feb. 24 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says he'll be ready to rock when he takes to the airwaves next week for his second stint as a radio disc jockey. Last April, McRobbie co-hosted a jazz program on Bloomington's public radio station. But on March 5, he'll be the solo host of a 90-minute WFIU program devoted to his favorite rock 'n roll records from his college days. Full story.

Health: Altitude Could Limit Some Olympic Performances
Live Science, Yahoo! News, Feb. 18 -- For the athletes competing now in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, altitude can be an important factor in making it to the medal stand, but not for the reasons you might think. Lower air density at higher altitudes can result in faster speeds in ski and skating races due to less aerodynamic drag, and it can affect other technical components in skill sports, such as figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding. The decrease in air density -- about a 3 percent reduction for every 1,000 feet (about 300 meters) gained in elevation -- may seem small, but can force athletes to have to compensate in their moves. "Many athletes perform thousands upon thousands of moves so they get a certain motor pattern ingrained," said Robert Chapman, an expert in altitude training at IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. "A different altitude will change the feedback they get from balance and "proprioception." Full story. Full story 2.

State nearing brink of ethics reform
The Indianapolis Star, Indystar.com, editorial, Businessweek.com, WISHTV8.com, Feb. 26, 25 -- Brian Vargus, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, said there's little else for lawmakers to do this year that they can tout in their campaigns for the November election. With the state's revenue continuing to plummet and Daniels having ordered several rounds of budget cuts, there's little money for the legislature to spend on flashy new initiatives. "It's an easy one to come to an agreement on from both sides of the aisle," Vargus said. "There's no money to pass much else." Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

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