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IU Art Museum to present thesis exhibitions, talks by student artists
Indiana University Latino Alumni Association celebrates its 10th anniversary
IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2010-2011 season
'World is Flat' author Thomas Friedman to headline IU's Themester 2010
Spring issue of IU research magazine focuses on money
Nonfiction books by two IU professors selected for 2010 Magill's Literary Annual
Students from IU, correctional facility to celebrate completion of Inside-Out Prison Exchange course
Director of IU's Resource Center for Autism attends White House meeting
IU's Virtu Project raises $25,000 for Timmy Foundation
IU graduate schools and programs are ranked among the best by U.S. News
Meet and greet the robots at School of Informatics and Computing's R-House open house Friday
Senior Salute for IU's Class of 2010 set for April 29
Cook family to receive the IU Kelley School's William L. Haeberle Entrepreneurial Legacy Award
IU Bloomington remembers victims of Poland's air tragedy
Summer Institute on Service-Learning to unite IU and community around sustainability
IU diversity committees to meet
Maurer School of Law Inducts Academy of Law Alumni Fellows
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Art Museum to present thesis exhibitions, talks by student artists
The Indiana University Art Museum will join forces with students from IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts to present thesis exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Latino Alumni Association celebrates its 10th anniversary
This year the Indiana University Latino Alumni Association (IULAA) celebrates 10 years of supporting Latino alumni and undergraduates on all IU campuses. Read the complete story.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2010-2011 season
Two world premieres, a number of new productions and some old favorites will be on exhibit at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2010-2011 season. "While it is always exciting to announce the new season, it is particularly so this year," said Jacobs School of Music Dean Gwyn Richards. "In addition to two new opera productions and one ballet premiere, IU Opera Theater has announced the world premiere of Vincent, based on the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh. Read the complete story.

'World is Flat' author Thomas Friedman to headline IU's Themester 2010
The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington will explore the concept of sustainability through the university's second-annual themed semester, Themester 2010, "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet." Headlining Themester 2010 is Thomas Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and best-selling author of The World is Flat and Flat, Hot and Crowded, who will speak at IU Auditorium Nov. 4. Read the complete story.

Spring issue of IU research magazine focuses on money
Just in time for tax day, the spring 2010 issue of Indiana University's Research & Creative Activity magazine delves into the many facets of money. Who has it? Who doesn't? Why do we horde it? Why do we give it away? What is money, anyway? Does virtual money count? And of course, what about taxes? Read the complete story.

Nonfiction books by two IU professors selected for 2010 Magill's Literary Annual
Books by two Indiana University professors of English were selected for the 56th Magill's Literary Annual by Salem Press, a review of significant fiction and nonfiction published in 2009. Judas: A Biography, by Ruth Halls Professor and Distinguished Professor Susan Gubar, and Slang: The People's Poetry, by Associate Professor Michael Adams, were among the 200 titles deemed the best in fiction, non-fiction and poetry for a general readership. Read the complete story.

Students from IU, correctional facility to celebrate completion of Inside-Out Prison Exchange course
Two dozen college classmates -- half of them from Indiana University Bloomington and half from the Putnamville Correctional Facility -- will present research findings and receive certificates April 30 in the closing ceremony of an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course. Read the complete story.

Director of IU's Resource Center for Autism attends White House meeting
Cathy Pratt, board chair of the Autism Society and director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University Bloomington, recently attended a meeting hosted by the White House to discuss the Obama Administration's efforts on autism research and to express support of families and individuals affected by autism. Read the complete story.

IU's Virtu Project raises $25,000 for Timmy Foundation
Savvy investment strategies and a year of strong growth in the stock market enabled the Virtu Project at Indiana University to triple the money it raised for the Timmy Foundation, an Indianapolis-based global health and development nonprofit organization. Read the complete story.

IU graduate schools and programs are ranked among the best by U.S. News
In new rankings being released Thursday (April 15) by U.S. News and World Report magazine, several Indiana University graduate schools in education, business, law, medicine and the sciences were again included among the nation's best.
The Kelley School of Business received a new honor this year as its Evening Master of Business Administration program was ranked 10th overall and fourth among public business schools in the magazine's inaugural ranking of part-time MBA programs. The program is based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Read the complete story.

Meet and greet the robots at School of Informatics and Computing's R-House open house Friday
The public is invited to visit Indiana University's new R-House, a very, very, very fine house -- minus the two cats in the yard, but with robots included -- this Friday (April 16) as IU's School of Informatics and Computing unveils its newest learning laboratory. Robots -- that's what the "R" in R-House stands for -- unlike the cats, are not only welcome but encouraged at this research center in robotics and human-robot interaction. Read the complete story.

Senior Salute for IU's Class of 2010 set for April 29
Indiana University's Class of 2010 is invited to the annual Senior Salute from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, under the tent behind the DeVault Alumni Center at 1000 E. 17th St., across from Assembly Hall. In the event of rain, the festivities will move indoors at the Alumni Center. Read the complete story.

Cook family to receive the IU Kelley School's William L. Haeberle Entrepreneurial Legacy Award
Three of Indiana's most successful entrepreneurs -- Bill, Gayle and Carl Cook -- will be recognized Friday (April 16) for their entrepreneurial legacy and their philanthropic contributions during the third annual IU Entrepreneurial Connection Day at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington remembers victims of Poland's air tragedy
Indiana University's Polish Studies Center is inviting people to sign a book of condolences for those who died in Saturday's plane crash at Smolensk, Russia, including Poland's president and dozens of political, military and civilian leaders. Read the complete story.

Summer Institute on Service-Learning to unite IU and community around sustainability
The seventh annual Summer Institute on Service-Learning, set to take place May 12-14 at Indiana University Bloomington, will focus on the theme of sustainability this year. As a joint initiative between the IU Office of Service-Learning and the IU Office of Sustainability, the institute seeks to encourage community partnerships and service participation that advance sustainability in the Bloomington and IU communities. Read the complete story.

IU diversity committees to meet
Indiana University diversity committees are scheduled to meet on three campuses in April and May. Read the complete story.

Maurer School of Law Inducts Academy of Law Alumni Fellows
Six Indiana University Maurer School of Law alumni will be inducted today (April 16) into the Law School's Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Induction into the academy is the highest honor the Law School can bestow on its graduates. The academy consists of an elite group that includes U.S. senators, federal judges, and managing partners of national law firms. Each brings honor to the legal profession and enhances the Maurer School of Law's national and global reputation. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Tuesday, April 13:
Softball: Indiana (8-25) allowed the go-ahead run to score in the top of the seventh inning and then mounted a furious rally in the bottom of the frame but could not push across the tying run in a 3-2 loss to the Evansville Purple Aces (12-21) at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana freshman pitcher Jessica Dobson picked up her second complete game shutout of the season by allowing just two hits to the Evansville Purple Aces (12-22) in a 4-0 Hoosiers victory at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back in an 11-2 victory over Valparaiso (11-19) on Tuesday night at U.S. Steel Yard. Alex Dickerson and Josh Lyon each homered in the game, while Dickerson had three hits in the win for the Hoosiers (16-15). Read the game notes.

Results for Wednesday, April 14:
Men's Tennis: Indiana fell to No. 20 Louisville on Wednesday in a heartbreaker. The Cardinals came out on top by a score of 4-3. Indiana scored a big win at number one doubles as Lachlan Ferguson and Josh MacTaggart defeated the No. 24 doubles tandem in the nation. Indiana also scored wins at two and five singles and two doubles. Read the match notes. Softball: The Hoosiers took an early lead thanks to a Jennifer Glueckert single but Ball State (25-9) scored twice in the bottom of the first and went on to claim a 5-2 win in game one of a doubleheader at the BSU Softball Complex on Wednesday. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana freshman utility player Madison Diederich registered her first multi-hit game, including her first career home run, but Ball State (26-9) scored six runs in the bottom of the third en route to the 9-1 win in five innings over the Hoosiers at the BSU Softball Complex on Wednesday in game two of a doubleheader. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana controlled Vincennes for a 7-0 win. The Hoosiers won all six singles matches in straight sets and won two of the three doubles matches. Leading the way for the Hoosiers was sophomore Jeremy Langer, who defeated the No. 8 junior college player in the country. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for Friday, April 16:
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana State Quadrangular, 2 p.m., Terre Haute, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Ohio State, 3 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Baseball: Iowa, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 17:
Women's Tennis: Penn State, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Minnesota, 1 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Baseball: Iowa, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Cream& Crimson Spring Game, 6 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Rowing: Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, All Day, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Women's Water Polo: San Diego State, 2:30 p.m. Tempe, Ariz.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana State Quadrangular, All Day, Terre Haute, Ind.

Scheduled for Sunday, April 18:
Women's Tennis: Ohio State, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Penn State, 12 p.m., University Park, Pa.
Softball: Minnesota, 1 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Baseball: Iowa, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Rowing: Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, All Day, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Women's Water Polo: Arizona State, 10 a.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Women's Golf: Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Monday, April 19:
Men's Golf: Crooked Stick Invitational Apr 19-20, All Day, Indianapolis, Ind. (Crooked Stick GC)

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IU in the news

IU's first lady appearing Friday
Pal-item.com, April 15 -- Indiana University's first lady, Laurie Burns McRobbie, will speak during an Indiana Day Celebration on Friday at the Leland Residence ballroom in Richmond. Sponsored by the Eastern Indiana chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Richmond Noon Kiwanis Club, McRobbie will talk about the importance of educational experiences. McRobbie is the wife of IU President Michael McRobbie and a longtime college professor. Full story.

State Institutions Highlight National Rankings
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, April 15 -- This year's U.S. News and World Report ranking of graduate schools throughout the country marks a milestone for the Evening MBA Program at the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. It is ranked 10th overall and fourth among public business schools in the publication's inaugural rankings of part-time MBA programs. A highlight for Purdue this year is a 36th overall ranking for the Krannert School of Management's graduate program. Full story.

Part-time MBA program at IUPUI is among elite
The Indianapolis Star, April 16 -- An evening MBA program offered at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has joined the ranks of the nation's best. The program, based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was ranked 10th overall and fourth among public business schools in U.S. News and World Report's inaugural ranking of part-time MBA programs. Full story.

Virtual Reality Makes Real-World Cash, Boosts Self-Esteem
Abcnews.go.com, April 16 -- "It's like Shakespeare, all the world's a stage," said Edward Castronova, a professor of Telecommunications at Indiana University. "Things in the real world are not very good. The online world is this place where people can live out alternate lives and stories." Castranova is among a growing number of academics closely watching the merger between the real and virtual worlds. He says there is real value in both worlds, and at this point, there is no turning back. "It is similar to when the Europeans came to the New World," says Castronova. "The lives of those in both places changed forever." Full story.

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