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Leading Index for Indiana posted gains in March
Collaborations are key to preventing sexual assault
New IU tool supports returning veterans
IU events net 600,000 pounds of e-waste for recycling
IU's Dunn, Laredo among American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2010 Class of Fellows
Lilly and Wellpoint top execs to participate in conference on 'personalized medicine' on May 14
IU students and faculty receive Sony scholarships
More common ground in health care reform law disagreement than meets the eye
SPEA to enroll graduate students through Vietnam Young Leader Awards program
IU School of Education names new Armstrong Teacher Educators
IU's GlobalNOC honored by Internet2 for Worldview real-time visualization tool
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Leading Index for Indiana posted gains in March -- Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business said the index's movement reflects the generally good economic news recently. The direction and strength of the LII's movement in March is consistent with the slow recovery that is expected over the next few months. Read the complete story.

Collaborations are key to preventing sexual assault -- With parties and end-of-year celebrations picking up, students and staff at Indiana University are engaging in multiple efforts to reduce the risk of sexual assault, including peer education, public outreach and an increased emphasis on intervening when friends put themselves at risk. Read the complete story.

New IU tool supports returning veterans -- The Indiana Prevention Resource Center located in Indiana University's Research Park in Bloomington has recently created and unveiled its latest online search tool, the Veterans Resources Search Engine. This database was created in response to numerous expressions of concern and urgency by leaders in the prevention and treatment community regarding the need for further resources to address the needs of returning veterans. Read the complete story.

IU events net 600,000 pounds of e-waste for recycling -- The second Electronic Waste Collection Days, conducted April 8-10 at IU Bloomington, yielded 350,000 pounds of e-waste, according to preliminary results. Some 2,147 cars and trucks dropped off old computers, monitors, TVs and other devices at the purple lot north of Assembly Hall. Read the complete story.

IU's Dunn, Laredo among American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2010 Class of Fellows -- The first dean of the nation's first School of Informatics and a Grammy-winning violinist and conductor will represent Indiana University as members of the 2010 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

Lilly and Wellpoint top execs to participate in conference on 'personalized medicine' on May 14 -- With the advent of information technology, the term "personalized medicine" has taken on new dimensions. While it seems it's always been with us, the potential for a clearer pathway to more effective and efficient personalized or tailored medicine is now before us. Read the complete story.

IU students and faculty receive Sony scholarships -- Five outstanding Indiana University students and two faculty members will receive awards tomorrow (April 23) composed of information technology tools necessary to continue their scholarly work. Read the complete story.

More common ground in health care reform law disagreement than meets the eye -- Less than a quarter of Americans want no changes to the health care legislation signed into law by the president last month but there may be more common ground with other Americans than many think, according to the latest national survey by researchers from Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR). Read the complete story.

SPEA to enroll graduate students through Vietnam Young Leader Awards program -- Fifteen students from Vietnam will enroll this fall in the Master of Public Affairs program at Indiana University Bloomington through a new program co-sponsored by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training. The program, called Vietnam Young Leader Awards, will provide full scholarships for outstanding Vietnamese government employees. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education names new Armstrong Teacher Educators -- The Indiana University School of Education has chosen seven Indiana public school teachers to be Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the 2009-10 school year. A committee of IU faculty and former recipients choose the select group. Over the next year, the teachers will participate in professional development opportunities and work with IU faculty members and students studying to be teachers. Read the complete story.

IU's GlobalNOC honored by Internet2 for Worldview real-time viusalization tool -- Indiana University's Worldview, a real-time network monitoring and visualization tool developed by IU's Global Research Network Operations Center, has received an Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) award. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Tuesday, April 20:
Baseball: Josh Lyon and Wes Wilson hit back-to-back homers in the second inning, but Miami rallied from an early deficit and snapped the Indiana baseball team's four-game winning streak with an 8-6 victory. Read the game notes.

Results for Wednesday, April 21:
Softball: The Indiana offense could manage just one hit against No. 19 Ohio State starting pitcher Melanie Nichols in an 8-0 loss in six innings at Buckeye Field in game one of a doubleheader. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Indiana offense produced a couple scoring chances against No. 19 Ohio State in the second game of the doubleheader at Buckeye Field, but in the end, the Buckeyes' offense was too much as they handed the Hoosiers an 11-3 loss in six innings. Read the game notes.

Results for Thursday, April 22:
Women's Track: Sarah Pease became Indiana's first Penn Relays champion since 2006, winning the 3,000m steeplechase. Indiana also had three second-place finishes on the day as well as a fourth-place finish and a fifth-place finish. Read the meet results.
Men's Track: Zach Mayhew was fourth in the 5,000m championship section. He finished in a time of 14:05.25. Andy Weatherford took fifth in the championship section of the men's steeplechase. Weatherford finished just .02 seconds out of fourth with a time of 9:04.81. Weatherford was less than a half second off his career best. Read the meet results.

Schedule for Friday, April 23:
Baseball: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn
Men's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Women's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championship, All Day, Madison, Wis.

Schedule for Saturday, April 24:
Women's Tennis: Michigan State, 11 a.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Women's Water Polo: Mercyhurst, 11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Michigan State, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Northwestern, 1 p.m. Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championship, All Day, Madison, Wis.
Men's Golf: Boilermaker Invitational Apr. 24-25, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind. (Kampen GC)
Women's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Men's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scheduled for Sunday, April 25:
Women's Tennis: Michigan, 11 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Michigan, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Northwestern, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Minnesota, 2 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championship, All Day, Madison, Wis.

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IU in the news

A pipe dream comes true at IU
The Indianapolis Star, April 23 -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music attracts some of the finest young musicians in the world. With the public debut of the Maidee H. and Jackson A. Sew ard Organ next weekend in Bloomington, it should become more attractive to students of the pipe organ, as well as the up-and-coming singers, pianists and string, wind and percussion players who already are drawn to the school. Full story.

IU opens Cook Hall for basketball development
Indiana Daily Student, April 23 -- IU Athletics will dedicate its new basketball development center, Cook Hall, at 3 p.m. Sunday. "IU has a long basketball tradition comprised of legendary coaches, players, fans and victories," said Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass in an IU press release. "Cook Hall honors the hard work and determination of those who have made IU great, and it represents a renewed commitment to elevating both our men's and women's basketball programs into a new era of excellence." Full story.

Ash Turns Routine Flights Into Overland Odysseys
The New York Times, April 22 -- Professor Eric Sandweiss of Indiana University, who is spending the year in London to research urban history, took his wife and twin 14-year-old sons on an Easter trip to northern Italy. After Ryanair canceled their flight home from Pisa on Saturday, the earliest train reservations they could get were on Tuesday. "I did not know I was going to plunk down the family inheritance on travel," Professor Sandweiss said Wednesday on arriving at St. Pancras station in London. Ms. Sandweiss was more philosophical, especially about a world where nature can still prove paramount. "We are its passengers rather than its masters," she said. Full story.

New grant focuses on sustainability research
Indiana Daily Student, April 22 -- Full-time IU faculty and graduate students have until April 28 to apply for a campus-wide grant program organized through the Office of Sustainability. Up to five grant awards are provided for the 2010-11 academic year, each of which is $10,000. Full story.

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