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New Cyberinfrastructure Building to serve as gateway to Bloomington's growing technology park
IURTC names life sciences entrepreneur Ping Poulsen to board of directors
WFIU radio and WTIU TV news departments honored with 38 SPJ awards
IU ecological anthropologist Moran elected to National Academy of Sciences
Law school to host president of international criminal court
Hoosier to Hoosier program promotes reuse of furniture and household items
IU ecological anthropologist Moran elected to National Academy of Sciences
Wounded U.S. vets work with IU laboratory to learn new skills
IU Jacobs School of Music announces live Internet and radio events for Seward Organ dedication this weekend
Six to receive IU's highest alumni award
Commission calls for maintaining U.S. pre-eminence in graduate education
Cyberinfrastructure Building to "support education, research mission of entire university," McRobbie notes
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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New Cyberinfrastructure Building to serve as gateway to Bloomington's growing technology park
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for IU Bloomington's new Cyberinfrastructure Building at 11 a.m. Thursday (April 29). The ceremony will take place at 10th Street and the Indiana State Road 45/46 Bypass. Read the complete story.

IURTC names life sciences entrepreneur Ping Poulsen to board of directors
Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) today announced that entrepreneur Ping Poulsen, president and chief executive officer of Safis Solutions, will join IURTC's board of directors. Read the complete story.

WFIU radio and WTIU TV news departments honored with 38 SPJ awards
Indiana University's public radio and TV stations were honored with 38 awards from The Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including 10 first-place awards. For the second straight year, WFIU led all Indiana radio stations with 26 total awards and seven first-place finishes. WTIU had 12 total awards with three first-place entries. Read the complete story.

IU ecological anthropologist Moran elected to National Academy of Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington anthropologist Emilio Moran has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The announcement came yesterday (April 27) during the business session of the 147th annual meeting of the academy. Read the complete story.

Law school to host president of international criminal court
A leading figure in international criminal law will pay a visit next month to the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, an event that draws attention to the school's Program in International Human Rights Law and its involvement with United Nations World Court in the Hague. Read the complete story.

Hoosier to Hoosier program promotes reuse of furniture and household items
An initiative to promote the reuse of furniture and household items discarded by Indiana University students at the end of the school year is expanding to include not only residence halls but also fraternities, sororities and off-campus housing. Read the complete story.

IU ecological anthropologist Moran elected to National Academy of Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington anthropologist Emilio Moran has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The announcement came yesterday (April 27) during the business session of the 147th annual meeting of the academy. Read the complete story.

Wounded U.S. vets work with IU laboratory to learn new skills
In a downtown St. Louis skyscraper a group of wounded U.S. veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam are cataloguing projectile points, pottery pieces and other prehistoric remnants from a southern Indiana archaeological dig. In the process, they are learning new and marketable new job skills. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces live Internet and radio events for Seward Organ dedication this weekend
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and WFIU Public Radio announce that there will be two live media events during the dedication concerts of the Jacobs School's Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ this weekend. Both events can be watched or listened to live over the Internet. Read the complete story.

Six to receive IU's highest alumni award
Six Indiana University alumni have been named as recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. The award is the university's highest honor reserved solely for IU alumni and provides recognition for outstanding career achievements and significant contributions benefiting the recipient's community, state and nation or IU. Read the complete story.

Commission calls for maintaining U.S. pre-eminence in graduate education
A landmark report released today (April 29) confirms the necessity of a graduate-level workforce to maintain U.S. competiveness and innovation while warning that the country must adopt a national strategy to increase degree completion and broaden participation in graduate education. Read the complete story.

Cyberinfrastructure Building to "support education, research mission of entire university," McRobbie notes
Declaring that Indiana University Bloomington's new Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) "reflects IU's status as a national IT leader," IU President Michael A. McRobbie joined a host of dignitaries and administrators today (April 29) in a ceremony breaking ground for IU's new, innovative headquarters for the university's technology staff. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Wednesday, April 28:
Softball: The Indiana softball team put together five consecutive base hits in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate a pair of runs, unfortunately it was not enough as the Hoosiers went down in defeat to No. 18 Illinois, 5-4. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Ryan Strausborger had three hits to lead Indiana State to a 17-4 win over the Indiana baseball team on Wednesday at Sembower Field. Tyler Rogers had two hits for the Hoosiers (20-19), while Robby Ort hit a three-run homer to right field for the Sycamores (27-12). Read the game notes.
Softball: The IU softball team was not able to duplicate its late-inning rally from game one in a 9-0 loss in six innings to No. 18 Illinois at the IU Softball Field on Wednesday. Read the game notes.

Results for Thursday, April 29:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament with a win over 11-seed Michigan State. Indiana took the win by a 4-0 tally. IU got the doubles point and wins at numbers two, four and six. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for Friday, April 30:
Baseball: Purdue, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Brown, 4 p.m., College Park, Md.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Championship, April 30-May 2, All Day, Maple Plain, Minn. (Windsong Farms GC)
Women's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Saturday, May 1:
Baseball: Purdue, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Wisconsin, 6 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Women's Rowing: Big Ten Rowing Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.
Men's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Track: Jesse Owens Classic, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for Sunday, May 2:
Softball: Wisconsin, 1 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Baseball: Purdue, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
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IU in the news

IU receives $4.8M for global business institute
Indianapolis Business Journal, The Indianapolis Star, br.noticias.yahoo.com, April 27, 28 -- Indiana University will use a $4.8 million gift from a private equity firm to create a global business institute focused on Latin America. The Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness in Bloomington will hand out two-year, $50,000 fellowships to MBA and doctoral students to engage in consulting and research projects with Latin America companies. Also, IU hopes the institute can serve as a hub for its MBA alumni working in Latin America. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Fewer fees for the same quality education
Indiana Daily Student, April 28 -- Today, tuition and fees at public universities are 50 percent higher than what they were 10 years ago. Since it is unlikely that colleges will lower their costs anytime soon, the next best option for students is to reduce the number of semesters they are enrolled in a university. Full story.

IU's big new concert organ debuts Friday evening; concert will be video-streamed live
Fox59.com, April 30 -- Indiana University's big new concert organ is getting a public debut that will send its booming voice and subtle notes over the airwaves and Internet. Friday evening's inaugural concert at the IU Jacobs School of Music will be video-streamed live over the school's website -- http://music.indiana.edu -- and then rebroadcast Sunday afternoon by Bloomington public radio station WFIU. Full story.

Single Sigmoidoscopy Could Prevent One Third of Colorectal Cancers
Medscape.com, April 28 -- first author Douglas Rex, MD, FAGG, director of endoscopy at Indiana University and past president of the ACG, said that although there is a range of tests that can be used for colorectal cancer screening, colonoscopy, when carried out by well-trained examiners, is the "best test." Now, however, in an interview with Medscape Oncology, Dr. Rex said that "colonoscopy is currently being very carefully scrutinized." Full story.
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