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Communication trumps penalties in new study of social-ecological systems
IU students, volunteers, plant trees to celebrate Tree Campus USA success
Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced
Recovery efforts after Gulf Coast oil spill could be as damaging as its cause, says IU expert
IU National Sports Journalism Center receives grant from McCormick Foundation
Media Advisory: IUPUI experts on explosives available for media
Natural selection for moderate testosterone surprises scientists
Balfour Foundation awards IU Bloomington grant for deserving student scholars
Cinco de Mayo in Indiana: Facts about Hoosiers of Mexican heritage
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Communication trumps penalties in new study of social-ecological systems
Research conducted in a virtual world by Indiana University Bloomington and Arizona State University scientists, including recent IU Bloomington Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, shows how common-pool resources -- such as fisheries, forests, water systems or even bandwidth -- can be managed effectively by self-organized user groups under certain conditions. Read the compete story.

IU students, volunteers, plant trees to celebrate Tree Campus USA success
To celebrate the impact Tree Campus USA is having on college campuses across the United States in its second year, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota teamed up today (April 30) with students and volunteers from Indiana University Bloomington to plant trees on the school's campus. Read the complete story.

Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced
Two Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, with support from IU's College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

Recovery efforts after Gulf Coast oil spill could be as damaging as its cause, says IU expert
While the initial effects of the massive Gulf Coast oil leak could be devastating to coastal wetlands and beaches, the subsequent cleanup could be even more damaging to the sensitive ecosystems, said a wetlands expert in Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Read the complete story.

IU National Sports Journalism Center receives grant from McCormick Foundation
The McCormick Foundation of Chicago has awarded a $35,000 grant to Indiana University's National Sports Journalism Center to launch a free Sports Media Diversity Institute this summer to select high school students from Indianapolis and Chicago. Read the complete story.

Media Advisory: IUPUI experts on explosives available for media
John V. Goodpaster and Jay A. Siegel, explosives experts with the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program at the Purdue School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, are available to discuss the science of the attempted bombing in New York City. Read the complete story.

Natural selection for moderate testosterone surprises scientists
A field study of the relationship between testosterone and natural selection in an American songbird, the dark-eyed junco, has defied some expectations and confirmed others. Read the complete story.

Balfour Foundation awards IU Bloomington grant for deserving student scholars
The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, whose trustee is Bank of America, N.A., has awarded a two-year $400,000 grant to Indiana University through the IU Foundation to support student scholarships on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Cinco de Mayo in Indiana: Facts about Hoosiers of Mexican heritage
Tomorrow (May 5), millions of Mexican-Americans will celebrate their heritage with a major holiday that simply is known for its date, Cinco de Mayo. Here are some facts and figures about Indiana's population of Mexican heritage and the state's economic relationship with Mexico from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, April 30:
Women's Tennis: The No. 42 Indiana University women's tennis team (15-9) was knocked out of the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals Friday afternoon, dropping a 4-1 decision to the host-school Hawkeyes of Iowa (17-5). Read the match notes.
Baseball: Micah Johnson snapped a 21-game homerless drought by going 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs, but it was not enough as the Indiana baseball team fell 12-10 in the series opener with Purdue on Friday at Sembower Field. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: Kara Butler fired in a career-high four goals to help lead the No. 14 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (20-10) to an opening round victory against Brown, 8-5, at the CWPA Eastern Championship in College Park, Md. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: Indiana (289-290-306-300=1185) finished in sixth place at the 2010 Big Ten Men's Golf Championship over the weekend. Read the complete results.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers competed on day one at the Jesse Owens Classic on Friday. IU turned in several good performances. Read the meet notes.

Results for Saturday, May 1:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team rallied for four runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, then got a walk-off win in the bottom of the 11th on an RBI single by closer Chris Squires to defeat Purdue 12-11. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Wisconsin Badgers (17-28, 2-10 Big Ten) took advantage of a couple of lapses in the field by the Hoosiers (11-33, 3-11 Big Ten) to score three unearned runs and hand Indiana a 4-1 loss. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team competed in the Big Ten Championships on Lake Ovid in Sleepy Hollow State Park on Saturday, May 1, and finished in seventh with 31 points. Read the complete results.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers finished competition at the Jesse Owens Classic on Saturday. Indiana finished the meet with 11 top-six finishes. Read the meet notes.

Results for Sunday, May 2:
Softball: Wisconsin, Indiana dropped the second game of a weekend series at Wisconsin on Sunday, going down to defeat, 8-0, in five innings. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Purdue, The Indiana baseball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings for the second straight day, but this time it was Purdue emerging victorious with a 10-7 win at Sembower Field on Sunday. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 14 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (21-11) lost a hard-fought battle to rival No. 7 Michigan in the finals of the CWPA Eastern Championship on Sunday. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for Thursday, May 6:
Women's Golf: NCAA Regional All Day, Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Indiana University master plan calls for focus on natural features
The Republic, wthr.com, May 2 -- Indiana University officials say a newly published campus plan for Bloomington will focus on natural features and enhanced gateways to the school. The plan calls for new parking facilities, pedestrian-friendly corridors and the restoration of the area around the Jordan River. Full story. Full story 2.

Discovery of key regulatory factor may offer new treatment target for allergic diseases
Physorb.com, May 4 -- Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that causes inflammation in asthma and other allergic diseases, a discovery that could lead to new targets to control such allergic reactions. Full story.

Colder Doesn't Always Mean Slower
Acedmagazine.com, May 3 -- Science is detective work so it was not unexpected that new questions would follow old ones as Indiana University Bloomington nuclear physicist Hans-Otto Meyer's work progressed on testing a fundamental symmetry of nature that could lead to understanding the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. Full story.

Voters get chance to be heard today
Courierpress.com, May 3 -- "This is a very bizarre primary for this state," said Brian Vargus, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. "Normally, the Republicans are very disciplined. It's highly unusual for Republicans to have divisive primaries in Indiana." Vargus said today brings the possibility that the so-called establishment candidates could win, but only with slim pluralities, rather than clear majorities. Full story.
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