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IU to operate new high-speed network for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2010 Tailgate Tour schedule announced
William T. Patten Foundation Lecture Series speakers for 2010-2011 announced
Sustain IU events unite IU Bloomington community in learning to live sustainably
Mark Albion, social entrepreneur and author, will keynote 2010 IU Entrepreneurial Connection program
Midway through the Energy Challenge, competition remains fierce
Book examines successes, failures of President George W. Bush's domestic policies
HBO poet to host creative writing workshop and 'poetry slam' for IU students
A different kind of mine disaster
IU Advanced Algorithms Reading Group to host weekend's 60th Midwest Theory Day
ImmuneWorks cofounder to keynote second leg of free venture capital series
IU historian reveals 300-year-old painting puzzle in 2010 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture
New Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding awards announced
Sustainability research development grants available for the 2010-11 academic year
IU publications board appoints editors for newspaper and yearbook
IU Bloomington's SIFE group wins regional competition, moves on to nationals with fair trade project
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU to operate new high-speed network for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) at Indiana University has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to serve as operator of its new high-speed network for climate research called "Nwave." Read the complete story.

2010 Tailgate Tour schedule announced
The IU Varsity Club and IU Alumni Association announced the schedule today (April 12) for the annual Tailgate Tour which will begin in Chicago on May 17 and continue with eight additional Indiana stops through August. Head coaches Tom Crean, Sherry Dunbar, Felisha Legette-Jack, Bill Lynch and Todd Yeagley, and athletic director Fred Glass will be featured during the tour. Read the complete story.

William T. Patten Foundation Lecture Series speakers for 2010-2011 announced
The William T. Patten Foundation, under the auspices of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, announced today (April 12) the Patten Lecture Series for 2010-2011 which will feature climate change scholar Jean Palutikof, poet Wendell Berry, and political philosopher and feminist scholar Nancy Fraser. Read the complete story.

Sustain IU events unite IU Bloomington community in learning to live sustainably
The Student Sustainability Council at Indiana University Bloomington has organized the third annual SustainIU initiative to spread awareness about sustainability and how individuals can make a positive impact on their environment. SustainIU features a week of diverse events, all aimed at engaging and educating the campus community on issues related to sustainability. Read the complete story.

Mark Albion, social entrepreneur and author, will keynote 2010 IU Entrepreneurial Connection program
Mark Albion, serial social entrepreneur, noted author and co-founder of Net Impact, will visit Indiana University's Kelley School of Business on Friday (April 16) as a distinguished entrepreneur of its Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Read the complete story.

Midway through the Energy Challenge, competition remains fierce
Two weeks into the 2010 IU Energy Challenge, the 11 residence halls, 26 Greek houses, and eight academic buildings participating in the competition have saved significant amounts of electricity and water. With Collins leading the way and Eigenmann in second, the residence halls have already saved 1,104,101 gallons of water and 425,324 kWh of electricity. Utility usage for the residence halls is 16 percent below the total expected at this point in the third annual Energy Challenge. Read the complete story.

Book examines successes, failures of President George W. Bush's domestic policies
Former President George W. Bush achieved domestic policy successes that were remarkable in light of his tenuous standing with the public and the sharp partisan divisions that he faced in Congress, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John D. Graham writes in his recently published book, Bush on the Home Front (Indiana University Press). Read the complete story.

HBO poet to host creative writing workshop and 'poetry slam' for IU students
The Indiana Memorial Union Board and Indiana University Hip-Hop Congress will present a creative writing workshop and poetry slam with Bruce George, executive producer of the HBO television series "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry," on Friday, April 16, in the Collins Living-Learning Center cafe. Read the complete story.

A different kind of mine disaster
The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still largely a mystery. Scientists from Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Alberta, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found the waters around Xikuangshan mine in southwest China contain antimony at levels two to four orders of magnitude higher than normal (0.33 - 11.4 parts per million). Read the complete story.

IU Advanced Algorithms Reading Group to host weekend's 60th Midwest Theory Day
Theoretical computer science is in focus as Indiana University's Advanced Algorithms Reading Group plays host this Saturday (April 17) to the 60th Midwest Theory Day. Read the complete story.

ImmuneWorks cofounder to keynote second leg of free venture capital series
Indiana University School of Medicine pulmonary and critical care physician Dr. David Wilkes keynotes "Discovery, Venture Capital & Company Formation," the second offering of the IU Research & Technology Corp.'s Venture Capital and Company Formation Seminar Series. The conference is tomorrow (April 13). Read the complete story.

IU historian reveals 300-year-old painting puzzle in 2010 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture
Call it 'Print 2.0.' As the 17th century drew to a close, new printing technologies allowed information to circulate much faster, farther and more broadly than ever before. But at what cost? The advent of modernity in Western Europe certainly had its dissenters. Among them was Edward Collier, an artist whose observations on modernity remained hidden for 300 years. In the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture, historian Dror Wahrman will reveal the tale of his sleuthing to discover Collier's messages. Read the complete story.

New Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding awards announced
Ten Indiana University Bloomington faculty members have received 2010 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding. The renamed award, formerly known as Summer Faculty Fellowships, is granted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to foster collaborations and jump-start projects during the summer that involve IU Bloomington faculty and IU centers, institutes, and museums. Read the complete story.

Sustainability research development grants available for the 2010-11 academic year
Applications are due by April 28 for the Sustainability Research Development Grant program, which provides opportunities for Indiana University faculty members and students to develop externally funded research related to environmental sustainability. Read the complete story.

IU publications board appoints editors for newspaper and yearbook
The Indiana University Student Media Board has appointed newspaper and yearbook editors-in-chief for the upcoming school year. Junior Carrie Schedler, of Bexley, Ohio, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the summer 2010 Indiana Daily Student newspaper, and junior Sarah Brubeck, of New Palestine, Ind., has been named its editor this fall. Sophomore Christine Ashack, of Charlestown, Ind., will be the editor of the 2011 Arbutus yearbook. The board interviewed Schedler from France, where she is an exchange student this semester and is a nation-and-world correspondent for the newspaper. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington's SIFE group wins regional competition, moves on to nationals with fair trade project
Competing against 57 other universities and colleges, Indiana University Bloomington's Students in Free Enterprise group won a regional competition in Chicago April 8 that will take the group to the SIFE National Exposition in May. The group won $1,500 as one of 20 regional finalists recognized in the area of best entrepreneurship and $1,000 for its part in the Fair Trade Bloomington project. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, April 9:
Women's Tennis: IU Women's Tennis picked up their third consecutive win, notching a 4-3 victory on the road over No. 60 Minnesota (10-9, 3-3). Read the match notes.
Baseball: Reigning Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Year Alex Wimmers tossed a complete-game six-hitter to lead Ohio State (18-8, 3-1 Big Ten) to a 7-1 victory over the Indiana baseball team on Friday night. Read the game notes.

Results for Saturday, April 10:
Softball: Michigan State, Junior Cassie Gogreve drilled a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a two-run deficit and lead the Hoosiers (8-23, 1-4 Big Ten) to a 6-4 victory over Michigan State at the IU Softball Field on Saturday in Big Ten play. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana defeated Iowa on Saturday to move to 3-2 in Big Ten play this season. The Hoosiers won 6-1, scoring wins at number one and two singles from senior Lachlan Ferguson and sophomore Jeremy Langer respectively. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Michael Earley hit a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning to help Drew Leininger and the Hoosiers (15-14, 2-3 Big Ten) to a 6-4 comeback win in extras over Ohio State (18-9, 3-2) on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team played host to No. 7 Michigan State, No. 10 Michigan and No. 13 Ohio State in the Big Ten Double Duals on Lake Lemon at Riddle Point Park. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: Conducting tournament play on their home course for the first time this season, the Indiana women's golf team is enjoying the home cooking as it leads after 36 holes of the 54-hole IU Invitational at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington. Read the complete results.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers posted 12 first-place finishes on the day in the first ever Border Battle: Kentuckiana. Among the victories, Sarah Pease broke her own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase. In the 1500m races the Hoosiers were victorious on both the men's and women's sides with Molly Beckwith and Andy Bayer. Read the complete results. Read the complete results.

Results for Sunday, April 11:
Women's Tennis: The No. 34 Indiana University women's tennis team (13-6, 3-3) nearly notched its second win over a top-25 opponent this season, coming up just short of knocking off No. 22 Iowa (14-4, 4-3) on the road, 4-3. Read the match notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers (8-24, 1-5 Big Ten) held a one-run lead going to the fourth inning but Michigan State (17-18, 3-3 Big Ten) rallied for two runs in the fourt h and two more in the fifth to defeat Indiana, 5-2, at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana fell 4-3 to the No. 39 Minnesota Golden Gophers. The loss moves the Hoosiers to 3-3 in conference on the season. Indiana was led by stellar doubles play and Jeremy Langer scoring a win over a ranked opponent. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Indiana rallied for three runs in the final three innings, but its comeback fell short in a 10-8 loss to Ohio State (19-9, 4-2 Big Ten) on Sunday. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: Indiana's 54-hole tally of 886 (304-291-291) was six strokes better than runner-up Colorado (892). Iowa State took third (895), with Minnesota fourth (896) and Michigan fifth (898). Read the complete results.

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 13:
Softball: Evansville, 2 p.m.,Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Evansville, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Valparaiso, 7 p.m., Valpo, Ind. (Tailcats Stadium)

Scheduled for Wednesday, April 14:
Men's Tennis: Louisville, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Ball State, 3p.m., Muncie, Ind
Softball: Ball State, 5 p.m., Muncie, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Vincennes, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Multi-Organ Transplant Hailed As Medical Miracle
Theindychannel.com, April 12 -- An Indianapolis hospital is among the top in the nation for performing a rare and dramatic five-organ transplant credited with saving countless lives.A multivisceral transplant replaces nearly everything in a patient's abdominal cavity, including the stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine and liver, 6News' Trisha Shepherd reported. Janet Eckhardt, learned of Indianapolis' Indiana University Hospital transplant surgeon Dr. Rodrigo Vianna online. In 2009, his team performed close to 50 multivisceral transplants, with a one-year survival rate of more than 80 percent. Full story.

New tool for retrieving accurate drug side-effect information
The Medical News, April 13 -- Jon D. Duke, M.D., a medical informatics fellow at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine, has created an easy-to-use graphical tool called RXplore which expedites tracking down the cause of drug side-effects. His work is published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Full story.

Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?
Nationalgeographic.com, April 9 -- In a recent paper published in the journal Physics Letters B, Indiana University physicist Nicodem Poplawski presents new mathematical models of the spiraling motion of matter falling into a black hole. His equations suggest such wormholes are viable alternatives to the "space-time singularities" that Albert Einstein predicted to be at the centers of black holes. Full story.

Mileage builds stamina, experts say
The Indianapolis Star, April 8 -- If you've ever "hit the wall," had to hop on the "sag wagon" for slowpokes or earned a dubious DNF (did not finish) in a race or sports event, then you've experienced that utter exhaustion when your body just can't move any longer. It's not exactly pleasant. But it can be avoided. Full story.

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