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Researchers refine DNA testing for predisposition to bipolar disorder
Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell
Indiana University Jacobs School Guitar Festival winners announced
Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington graduate commencement
Music legend Quincy Jones to speak at IU Bloomington commencement, receive honorary degree
IU's Carlson among international team of six scientists announcing new species of prehistoric human
IU Department of Theatre and Drama accepting applications for Midsummer Theatre Program
IU to establish a presence in Beijing as a result of Henry Luce Foundation gift
Pike latest higher education faculty member selected for prestigious national award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Researchers refine DNA testing for predisposition to bipolar disorder
Genetic testing may rise to a new level with the findings of Indiana University School of Medicine researchers whose "prototype" for laboratory testing for bipolar disorder appears today in the online edition of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. Read the complete story.

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell
To make large sheets of carbon available for light collection, Indiana University Bloomington chemists have devised an unusual solution -- attach what amounts to a 3-D bramble patch to each side of the carbon sheet. Using that method, the scientists say they were able to dissolve sheets containing as many as 168 carbon atoms, a first. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Jacobs School Guitar Festival winners announced
With a field of 26 competitors from all over the world and two intensive days of concerts and competition rounds, the first Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition ended March 28 with a decision to award two first prizes and two second prizes. The festival took place in Bloomington, Ind., at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read the complete story.

Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington graduate commencement
Indiana University faculty member Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, will address students receiving graduate degrees at the 2010 Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremony. Read the complete story.

Music legend Quincy Jones to speak at IU Bloomington commencement, receive honorary degree
Legendary musical composer and arranger, record and television producer, magazine publisher and trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr. -- known to many simply as "Q" -- is being presented with an honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University at its 2010 undergraduate commencement ceremonies, May 8, in Bloomington, Ind. The ceremonies will be conducted in two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 3 p.m., in Assembly Hall. Read the complete story.

IU's Carlson among international team of six scientists announcing new species of prehistoric human
Indiana University anthropologist Kristian J. Carlson today (April 8) joined an international team of six other scientists announcing discovery of the fossil remains of a new species of early human that could help rewrite the path of human evolution. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama accepting applications for Midsummer Theatre Program
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama is accepting applications for its Midsummer Theatre Program, a two-week intensive theater training program for high school students. Read the complete story.

IU to establish a presence in Beijing as a result of Henry Luce Foundation gift
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant to Indiana University for an initiative on China and global governance that will lead to the university establishing a permanent presence in Beijing. Read the complete story.

Pike latest higher education faculty member selected for prestigious national award
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) has selected Gary R. Pike, executive director of Information Management and Institutional Research at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an associate professor of Higher Education in the Indiana University School of Education, for the prestigious Sidney Suslow Award. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Tuesday, April 6:
Baseball: Ball State, Jerrud Sabourin went 4-for-4 and Ethan Wilson blasted two home runs as the Indiana baseball team topped Ball State 12-6. Read the game notes.

Results for Thursday, April 8:
Softball: Indiana junior Sara Olson hit her 14th career home run to move into 10th place on the all-time IU list, but No. 2 Michigan used 11 hits to pick up an 8-2 victory at the IU Softball Field on Thursday. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers got back-to-back bunt singles to start the bottom of the first and worked that into a run but eventually No. 2 Michigan got their bats going and ended up with a 14-1 victory in five innings at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for Friday, April 9:
Women's Tennis: Minnesota, 6 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn
Baseball: Ohio State, 6:35 p.m., Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Saturday, April 10:
Softball: Michigan State, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Iowa, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Ohio State, 1:05 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Rowing: Big Ten Double Dual vs. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Indiana Invitational All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Track: Lousiville Quad Meet, All Day, Louisville, Ky.
Women's Track: Louisville Quad Meet, All Day, Louisville, Ky.

Scheduled for Sunday, April 11:
Women's Tennis: Iowa, 11 a.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Softball: Michigan State, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Minnesota, 1 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Baseball: Ohio State, 1:05 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Women's Golf: Indiana Invitational, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Wormhole Research Suggests A Universe Within A Universe
Science Daily, tgdaily.com, April 7 -- Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe? Such a scenario in which the universe is born from inside a wormhole (also called an Einstein-Rosen Bridge) is suggested in a paper from Indiana University theoretical physicist Nikodem Poplawski in Physics Letters B. The final version of the paper was available online March 29 and will be published in the journal edition April 12. Full story. Full story 2.

IU Researching Monticello's Secrets
Nbc29.com, April 8 -- Indiana University researchers are helping paint a clearer picture of what President Thomas Jefferson's famous Virginia home looked like in his lifetime. The IU lab's interim director says the research will be used by Monticello staff to reconstruct the changes Jefferson made to transform his estate to his liking. Full story.

Nobel laureate Ostrom discusses social ecology systems
The Stanford Daily, April 9 -- Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom spoke at a packed Annenberg Auditorium on Thursday about social ecology systems, focusing on the theoretical framework behind cooperation in the commons. Ostrom, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson, was the first woman to win in that category. Throughout the lecture, Ostrom assessed how "social and ecological systems interact" and when they prove to be "resilient." This topic of study, she argued, has been complicated by the fact "that social systems have immense variety." Full story.

IU scientists helped interpret new hominid that may provide link between ancient apes, humans
Fox59.com, ens-newswire.com Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, April 9, 8 -- An Indiana University scientist who helped analyze a newly discovered species that may fit in the transition between ancient apes and modern humans says the new fossils are an exciting discovery. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

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