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March 2, 2010

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Upcoming Bloomington events to raise money for Haiti through song, poetry
IU to host 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference
Tocqueville scholars to meet for conference at IU Bloomington
Star Trak
Part 2 of campus diversity initiative gets under way this week
IU study: Credit scores a factor in home-buying disparities
Jamil Mahuad, former president of Ecuador, to visit IU for public talks
Biopics: Popular film genre evolving, not expiring
Jerry Wilkerson named Ruth B. Glassow Award winner for achievements in biomechanics
IU Art Museum to present exhibition to Thomas Chambers, 'America's first modern' artist
IU Bloomington Diversity Day marked by presentation by jazz educator David Baker, music and discussion
Eight academic buildings to join the IU Energy Challenge
Finalist for IU Northwest chancellor position to visit campus
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Upcoming Bloomington events to raise money for Haiti through song, poetry
Two upcoming events in Bloomington will raise money for the people of Haiti in the wake of the tragedy caused by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12. An Indiana University student majoring in theater has organized a March 6 concert, while a poetry event March 9 will feature both IU professors and professors from DePauw University. Read the complete story.

IU to host 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference
The 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be hosted by the Indiana University Campus Writing Program and co-sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. It will take place May 20-22. Read the complete story.

Tocqueville scholars to meet for conference at IU Bloomington
Scholars from North America, Europe and Asia will be at Indiana University this week for a conference that examines the work of 19th century French political thinker and author Alexis de Tocqueville in light of recent scholarly publications. Read the complete story.

Star Trak
An event called the Globe at Night star count, now in its fifth year, has drawn thousands of participants worldwide. This year's count will run from March 3 to March 16 (http://www.globe.gov/GaN). The purpose is to get the public excited about what can be seen in the night sky -- but to emphasize that many of these celestial sights are being lost to light pollution. Read the complete story.

Part 2 of campus diversity initiative gets under way this week
Part 2 of an Indiana University Bloomington initiative to build a culturally literate and inclusive campus gets under way this week with a lecture and panel discussion on the theme "Reflection: Mapping Practices and Setting Priorities." Read the complete story.

IU study: Credit scores a factor in home-buying disparities
Credit scores, developed to make loan processing faster and fairer, account for some of the racial disparities in the types of houses that Americans buy and the neighborhoods in which they live, according to a new study by an Indiana University researcher. Read the complete story.

Jamil Mahuad, former president of Ecuador, to visit IU for public talks
Former President of Ecuador Jamil Mahuad will visit Indiana University Bloomington later this month (March 25-26) to discuss economic and social policies in Ecuador and conflict resolution in the Peru-Ecuador border dispute and beyond. Read the complete story.

Biopics: Popular film genre evolving, not expiring
Biopics, films that dramatize and explore the lives of the famous, infamous or the previously unknown, have been nominated for and won more Academy Awards than any other type of film. Read the complete story.

Jerry Wilkerson named Ruth B. Glassow Award winner for achievements in biomechanics
Jerry Wilkerson, executive associate dean for Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Ruth B. Glassow Award, which is given by the Biomechanics Academy Committee of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Read the complete story. .

IU Art Museum to present exhibition dedicated to Thomas Chambers, 'America's first modern' artist
The Indiana University Art Museum will present the first major museum exhibition devoted to the vision of Thomas Chambers, the 19th-century artist once hailed as "America's first modern" artist. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington Diversity Day marked by presentation by jazz educator David Baker, music and discussion
A keynote presentation by David Baker, Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music, will be a main event at IU Bloomington's second campus-wide diversity celebration, centered on the theme "Toward Civil Conversation." Read the complete story.

Eight academic buildings to join the IU Energy Challenge
The third annual IU Energy Challenge, set to take place March 25-April 22, 2010, is expanding dramatically. The competition to save energy and water began in 2008 with 10 residence halls competing; in 2009, 18 Greek houses joined the mix. This year all 11 residence halls, 26 Greek houses and eight academic buildings will participate. Read the complete story.

Finalists for IU Northwest chancellor position to visit campus
Indiana University Northwest will host finalists starting this week as the campus continues the process of naming a new chancellor. Two finalists for the position will visit the campus to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members. Following those visits, the next step will be for the university search committee that identified the finalists to meet again and make further recommendations to President Michael McRobbie. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 26:
Baseball: Trailing 6-1 in the second inning, the Indiana baseball team rallied for nine straight runs and stranded the bases loaded in the ninth inning to post a 10-8 win over West Virginia (0-4)
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers suffered their second defeat of the season, falling to the 33rd-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Indiana fell 5-2, scoring singles wins by Lachlan Ferguson and Isade Juneau.
Men's Swimming: Led by a sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke from senior Aaron Opell, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team is currently in fifth place after day three of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 27:
Baseball: Kyle Helisek pitched seven strong innings and Villanova (5-0) defeated the Indiana baseball team 8-1 on Saturday at Progress Energy Park. Jerrud Sabourin had a pair of hits in a losing effort for the Hoosiers, who fell to 2-4 on the season.
Women's Tennis: It took 16 sets worth of singles play to decide Saturday's ultra-tight women's tennis match as the No. 23 Hoosiers got by the visiting Oregon Ducks, 4-3.
Women's Softball: The Indiana softball team took advantage of four errors by Jackson State and exploded for six runs in the bottom the fourth inning on its way to an 8-0 victory over the Tigers in five innings.
Women's Softball: Indiana entered the top of the seventh inning trailing Southern Miss by three runs, but mounted a furious rally to score a pair of runs but came up one short in the 5-4 loss to the Golden Eagles (9-2) at the Southern Miss Softball Complex.
Men's Track: Indiana finished day one of the men's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in seventh-place with 9 points.
Women's Track: Indiana finished day one of the women's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in fifth-place with 22 points. Leading the way for the Hoosiers were juniors Faith Sherrill and Stephanie Chin.
Men's Swimming: After finishing as runner up last year, senior Aaron Opell won his first Big Ten title in the 200-yard breaststroke to cap the final day of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 28:
Women's Softball: Following a tough loss to Southern Mississippi late Saturday night, the Hoosiers (4-6) rebounded for a 5-1 win over Central Arkansas (5-9) at the Southern Mississippi Invitational on Saturday morning.
Women's Softball:
Baseball: Connecticut (2-1) jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead and was able to stave off a late rally by the Indiana baseball team as the Huskies took a 9-5 decision from the Hoosiers (2-5).
Men's Tennis The Hoosiers suffered their third defeat of the season, falling to the 26th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
Women's Softball: Freshman leadoff batter Breanna Saucedo had her first career three-hit game and junior Cassie Gogreve drove in three runs as Indiana picked up its third win of the weekend at the Southern Miss Invitational with a 9-0 win against Belmont.
Men's Basketball: Iowa beat Indiana 73-57 on Sunday in a Big Ten Conference game.
Women's Basketball: Senior Jamie Braun collected her third double-double of the season with 23 points and 11 rebounds to push the Indiana (14-15, 7-11) women's basketball team to a 77-68 win over Penn State.
Men's Track: Indiana finished the men's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in sixth-place with 51 points. Women's Track: Indiana finished the women's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in third-place with 83 points.

Results from Monday, March 1:
Women's Golf: The Hoosiers currently have a two-round score of 603 (303-300), but are just five strokes out of second place.

Scheduled for Tuesday, March 2::
Baseball: Indiana State, 3 p.m., Terre Haute, Ind
Women's Golf: UFC Invitational, All Day, Orlando, Fla.

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 3:
Men's Basketball: Purdue, 6:30 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for Thursday, March 4:
Women's Basketball: Illinois, 4:50 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind.

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IU in the news

IU President McRobbie Visits Columbus
WCSI, March 1 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie was awarded the key to the city of Columbus Monday afternoon. Mayor Fred Armstrong made the presentation to IU's 18th President at Monday's meeting of the local Rotary Club. McRobbie had high praise for Columbus. Noting the city's architecture, he said his personal favorite is North Christian Church. He noted that a city architecture goes hand in hand with philanthropy. He took time to remember two of the area greatest philanthropists, J. Irwin Miller and Dick Johnson. McRobbie said their work will continue to pay dividends and encourage philanthropy in the area. Full story.

Nobel Prize winner to talk at UGA
News.moneycentral.msn.com, The Bloomington Herald-Times, March 1, 2 -- Elinor Ostrom, the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, will speak about climate change at The University of Georgia on March 19. The lecture, "What Can We Do About Climate Change?" in the UGA chapel at 10:30 a.m. is free and open to the public. Full story. Full story 2.

Caffeine May Improve Exercise-Induced Asthma Symptoms
Asthma.about.com, March 2 -- Caffeine decreases wheezing, coughing, and other symptoms of exercise induced asthma (EIA) according to a study from the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University. Full story.

Indiana University forms council to promote economic development
Fox59.com, Feb. 26 -- Indiana University has formed a university-wide council to identify ways for enhancing economic development across the state. The newly created IU Council on Regional Engagement and Economic Development will include representatives from all eight IU campuses. Full story.

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