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Punch Brothers to perform at IU Auditorium April 7
William Lowe named new IU Northwest chancellor
Michael Harris selected as new chancellor of IU Kokomo
Could smell play a role in the origin of new bird species?
NSF grant to IU researcher funds study of 'fundamental length'
IU expert: Partisan strategy worked for health care, but would be dangerous in future
"Get Street Smart" and walk this way, please
IU's Josh Stewart receives prestigious scholarship, soon to be IU's first marine biology grad
IU Bloomington to host free Electronic Waste Collection Days
Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Dame Evelyn Glennie to visit the Jacobs School of Music
Focus on Mars as historic IU observatory begins weekly open house season
Work on epilepsy self-management, care unit safety earns IU nursing professor national award
Screenwriters of two important films participating in symposium at IU's Black Film Center/Archive
C. Everett Koop presented with IU's Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award
Leading Index for Indiana sagged in February
Film scholar David Bordwell to speak at Provost Professors' Distinguished Masters Series Lecture
Sir Ivor Roberts, president of Trinity College at Oxford, to present annual Bonser Lecture at IU
Chief Justice John G. Roberts to speak at Indiana University-Purdue University School of Law - Indianapolis
Indiana's youngest scientists coming to Bloomington for Science Olympiad 2010
Why Do sexually experienced girls resume sexual activity after abstinence?
Alumna earns inaugural "Lugar Education Patriot" award
'Writing on the Wall' panels, desks, tents, hundreds of shoes and other donations head to Haiti
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Punch Brothers to perform at IU Auditorium April 7
The bluegrass/classical/folk/country/rock band Punch Brothers will make its Indiana University Auditorium debut April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Punch Brothers -- whose name is taken from the Mark Twain short story, Punch, Brothers, Punch! -- is composed of some of the most in-demand performers in the world of bluegrass, folk and traditional music. Read the full story.

William Lowe named new IU Northwest chancellor
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (March 23) announced the selection of William Lowe as the new chancellor of the IU Northwest campus, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees. Lowe has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. Read the full story.

Michael Harris selected as new chancellor of IU Kokomo
Michael Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., has been selected as the new chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo, it was announced today (March 23) by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. His appointment is subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Read the complete story.

Could smell play a role in the origin of new bird species?
Two recently diverged populations of a southern California songbird produce unique odors, suggesting smell could contribute to the reproductive isolation that accompanies the origin of new bird species. The Indiana University Bloomington study of organic compounds present in the preen oils of Dark-eyed Juncos is described in this month's Behavioral Ecology. Read the complete story.

NSF grant to IU researcher funds study of 'fundamental length'
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $221,660 grant to Indiana University faculty member Amit Hagar for the first comprehensive study of fundamental length, a concept that has intrigued theoretical physicists off and on for nearly a century. Read the complete story.

Study examines impact of education, income on support for suicide bombings
Conventional wisdom holds that supporters of suicide bombers are people with low educational attainment and income, so investments in education and economic development should reduce support for such attacks. But a study by two Indiana University faculty members raises questions about that approach. Read the complete story.

:IU expert: Partisan strategy worked for health care, but would be dangerous in future
John Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is available to discuss President Obama's victory on historic health care reform. "While the vote is good news for President Obama in the near-term, it would be dangerous to rely on a purely partisan strategy in the future," Graham said. "Defections by some Democrats may be more likely on issues such as immigration. In addition, the Democratic margins in Congress could diminish in 2010 and 2012." Read the complete story.

"Get Street Smart" and walk this way, please
Two new crosswalks and a promotional campaign -- Get Street Smart -- were unveiled at Indiana University Bloomington today, just in time for students to return to campus from spring break. Both crosswalks, installed in a partnership between the university and the city of Bloomington, are located on highly trafficked Fee Lane between 10th and 17th Streets. One is at 13th Street near McNutt Quad and the second is between the Kelley School of Business Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center and the undergraduate building. Read the complete story.

IU's Josh Stewart receives prestigious scholarship, soon to be IU's first marine biology grad
Josh Stewart, a senior at Indiana University majoring in marine biology -- yes, marine biology -- has been selected as the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society's 2010 North American Rolex Scholar, a prestigious honor that will put him on the road, or more correctly, in the water, for a year with leading underwater filmmakers, marine biologists and others working in the field of marine conservation. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington to host free Electronic Waste Collection Days
Electronic Waste Collection Days, a free electronic waste recycling drive hosted by Indiana University Bloomington, will take place in Bloomington on April 8-10, 2010. The program will be open to all public and private schools, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations on Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open to the general public on Saturday, April 10, also from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the complete story.

Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that three Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards. Carmen Helena Téllez, professor, Jacobs School of Music, and director, Graduate Choral Studies and the Latin American Music Center, as well as the artistic director, Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, will receive the 2010 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Read the complete story.

Dame Evelyn Glennie to visit the Jacobs School of Music
Internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning percussionist percussion soloist Evelyn Glennie will visit the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Monday, April 12, 2010 for a series of intensive educational sessions. All events, including a percussion master class from noon to 2 p.m. in Recital Hall, are open to the public. Read the complete story.

Focus on Mars as historic IU observatory begins weekly open house season
Indiana University's historic Kirkwood Observatory begins its annual season of free stargazing open houses for the public on Wednesday (March 24) with an evening that literally focuses on Mars, a planet that will be appearing high in the southeast skies in the constellation Cancer the Crab as twilight fades during the month. Read the complete story.

Work on epilepsy self-management, care unit safety earns IU nursing professor national award
Janice Buelow received the award for leadership in the field of epilepsy research, where her work has focused on understanding self-management in adults and children with epilepsy and their families. She heads one of the few research teams in the country that is examining and testing a parent-centered intervention for children with normal to borderline IQs who have epilepsy. Buelow also conducted one of the first studies describing epilepsy monitoring unit practice, and that work was the foundation for a large Delphi study designed to provide consensus-proposed patient safety standards for those units. Read the complete story.

Screenwriters of two important films participating in symposium at IU's Black Film Center/Archive
Awarded a New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities: New Perspectives grant in 2009, the symposium will reassess two classic films in black cinema -- Michael Roemer's 1964 movie "Nothing But a Man" and Ivan Dixon's 1973 adaptation of Sam Greenlee's controversial book, The Spook Who Sat by the Door. In addition, the 1989 documentary by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, "The FBI's War on Black America," will have its local premier during the symposium. Read the complete story.

C. Everett Koop presented with IU's Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award
C. Everett Koop, M.D., the federal government's chief spokesman regarding AIDS while serving as U.S. Surgeon General in the 1980s, has been presented the 2010 Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The award, presented by Jeanne White Ginder, White's mother, and William L. Yarber, RCAP senior director, recognizes Koop's "bold" and "courageous" measures to raise public awareness about AIDS at a time when little was known about the disease, and fear and discrimination, as experienced by Ryan White, were rife. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana sagged in February
After a year of a slow progress, the Leading Index for Indiana retreated in February. This news follows what had been a discouraging report for January, when the index gained no ground. "The LII's movement seems to reflect the fact that economic good news, like the greater than expected increase in retail sales in February, has been mixed with economic bad news, like the drop in consumer sentiment. These two economic news items were even reported on the same day," said Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

Film scholar David Bordwell to speak at Provost Professors' Distinguished Masters Series Lecture
Film scholar David Bordwell will speak on "How Motion Pictures Became the Movies" in this year's lecture of the Provost Professors' Distinguished Masters Invited Lecture Series set for 4 p.m., April 13, in the Moot Court Room at the Maurer School of Law. Read the complete story.

Sir Ivor Roberts, president of Trinity College at Oxford, to present annual Bonser Lecture at IU
Sir Ivor Roberts, president of Trinity College at Oxford and Great Britain's former ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland and Italy, will visit Indiana University March 25-27 to present the 2010 Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecturer in Public Policy. Read the complete story.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts to speak at Indiana University-Purdue University School of Law - Indianapolis
When John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, delivers the Ninth Annual James P. White Lecture on Legal Education at the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis on April 7, 2010, he will be the third justice to have that honor, but the first chief justice to participate in the event. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor gave the inaugural lecture in 2002, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the law school in 2007. Read the complete story.

Indiana's youngest scientists coming to Bloomington for Science Olympiad 2010
Indiana University Bloomington will play host to the Indiana Science Olympiad State Tournament this Saturday (March 20), as more than 50 high school and middle school teams of young scientists will compete for a chance to represent Indiana at the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne in May. Read the complete story.

Why Do sexually experienced girls resume sexual activity after abstinence?
While there has been a significant amount of research on teenagers' initial sexual experiences, the IU study is among the first to examine changes over time in decision-making about sexual abstinence among sexually active teenage girls. This information may help tailor effective counseling to prevent adolescent pregnancy and STDs. Read the complete story.

Alumna earns inaugural "Lugar Education Patriot" award
U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett presented the first "Lugar Education Patriot" award on Saturday (March 13) to Indiana University alumna Dr. Peggy Hinckley. Read the complete story.

'Writing on the Wall' panels, desks, tents, hundreds of shoes and other donations head to Haiti
Vice President Joe Biden's rebuke of Israel over proposed settlement expansion in Greater East Jerusalem is not only ineffective, it's hypocritical, said Professor Rafael Reuveny, a researcher on Middle East violence and political economy at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. "The United States has been funding the Israeli colonial project for decades," Reuveny said. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, March 19:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team got out to an early 6-1 lead and never looked back in an 11-5 victory over UMBC on Friday. Read the game notes.
Women's Swimming: Kate Fesenko took second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.15, the fastest non-converted time in school history. Read the meet results.

Results for Saturday, March 20:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers (13-7) netted five second half goals to pull within two of No. 3 California in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the Golden Bears hung on for an 8-5 win on Saturday at the Pacific Invitational. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana (6-17) took a one-run lead to the bottom of the sixth inning against Central Michigan (9-7) at the IU Classic on Saturday, but the Chippewas scored two runs in the inning and held on to hand the Hoosiers a 3-2 loss. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Drew Leininger upped his scoreless innings streak to 26 with six brilliant frames in a 10-3 victory over Akron (10-8) on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team opened the spring slate with several successful performances at the Clemson Sprints on Saturday, March 20, on Lake Hartzell in Clemson, S.C. The Hoosiers battled No. 12 Clemson, Alabama, Marist and Purdue in a series of 2,000-meter pieces. Read the complete results.

Results for Sunday, March 21:
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers committed five errors on Sunday against Central Michigan, leading to six unearned runs for the Chippewas (10-7) in an 8-2 loss in the finale of the IU Classic. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana University men's golf team picked up a pair of match play victories over top-25 teams on Monday at the 2010 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship after nearly taking down No. 2 Stanford on Sunday. Read the complete results.

Scheduled for Tuesday, March 23:
Baseball: Morehead State, 3 p.m., Morehead, Ky.

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 24:
Baseball: Xavier, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Louisville, 4 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for Thursday, March 25:
Softball: Evansville, 2 and 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Track: Alabama Relays, All Day, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Track: Alabama Relays, All Day, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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IU in the news

IU Kokomo, Tipton Hospital to Launch Nursing Program
Insideindianabusiness.com, March 22 -- Indiana University Kokomo's School of Nursing and Tipton Hospital are partnering this fall to offer off-site instruction for registered nurses looking to upgrade their credentials. The R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an alternative to attending classes on campus. Class will meet one day a week at Tipton Hospital, and students will complete the program in 12 months. Full story.

These little health tidbits will improve your workouts
Holding your breath is smart only when plunging under water. Do it during intense activity, like strength training or a sudden spurt of running, and you're likely to give yourself a head splitter. A piece of the puzzle: Straining your core can temporarily and rapidly push your blood pressure up and cause headaches, explains Douglas McKeag, M.D., director of the IU Center for Sports Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Full story.

Jacobs library brings a history of music to IU
Indiana Daily Student, March 23 -- Each day, hundreds of music students wander through the stacks of scores and browse the digital collections of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, which houses more than 600,000 items for them to choose from. Philip Ponella, head librarian, said it is trumped only by the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library in terms of collection size. Full story.

IU and ISU Interested in Terre Haute Radio License
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, March 19 -- Indiana State University and Indiana University are among one dozen organizations trying to land the license of a noncommercial radio station in Terre Haute. The Federal Communications Commission accepted applications last month for the frequency. The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports Indiana State would like to use the license for a National Public Radio style facility, while Indiana University would like to expand the signal strength of its current public radio station. Full story.
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