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IU's David Pisoni honored by Acoustical Society of America
IU Contemporary Dance Program receives NEA grant to restage Bella Lewitzky's 'Suite Satie'
IU to host Magic Lantern Society conference May 20-23
Virtual humans appear to influence ethical decisions in gender-specific ways
NIH-funded renovations at Riley Hospital for Children will boost pediatric clinical research
Workshop hosts say state's sustainable energy growth should equate to economic, educational windfalls
Indiana University's Bradford Woods announces new director
New edition of 'Fiscal Administration' addresses timely topics
IU Alumni Association elects new officers
IU's SoFA Gallery to feature work of Indiana artists in 'Blank Slate' series
Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County celebrates 26th class graduation
Leading Index for Indiana continued to post gains in April
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's David Pisoni honored by Acoustical Society of America
David B. Pisoni, Chancellor's Professor of psychology and cognitive science at Indiana University Bloomington and adjunct professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the IU School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the Silver Medal in Speech Communication, awarded by the Acoustical Society of America. Read the complete story.

IU Contemporary Dance Program receives NEA grant to restage Bella Lewitzky's 'Suite Satie'
Indiana University's Contemporary Dance Program received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for the program's most ambitious project yet, reconstructing a modern dance piece by influential choreographer Bella Lewitzky and documenting the ephemeral masterpiece for future study and enjoyment. Read the complete story.

IU to host Magic Lantern Society conference May 20-23
Indiana University Bloomington will host the May 20-23 convention, which is sponsored by the IU Department of English and the Department of Communication and Culture in conjunction with the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada. Read the complete story.


Virtual humans appear to influence ethical decisions in gender-specific ways
Virtual humans are increasingly taking on roles that were once reserved for real humans. A study by researchers at the Indiana University School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores how appearance, motion quality and other characteristics of computer-generated characters may impact the moral and ethical decisions of their viewers. Read the complete story.

NIH-funded renovations at Riley Hospital for Children will boost pediatric clinical research
A new research facility at Riley Hospital for Children will dramatically improve the process of turning the results of laboratory research into new treatments for sick children, federal and local officials said today (May 14). Read the complete story.

Workshop hosts say state's sustainable energy growth should equate to economic, educational windfalls
Advancing wind energy research in Indiana will mean more opportunities for green energy growth in the state and for students interested in research and technology that is tied to the sustainable power source, according to two leading researchers on the issue who hosted a recent wind energy workshop at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Indiana University's Bradford Woods announces new director
Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) has chosen Shay Dawson to be the next director of Bradford Woods, IU's Outdoor Learning and Education Center located near Martinsville, Ind. Dawson has served as director of the Bradford Woods Therapeutic Recreation program since 2007, and holds a master's degree in therapeutic recreation from Kent State University, as well as a certification in recreational therapy (CTRS). Read the complete story.

New edition of 'Fiscal Administration' addresses timely topics
Coming on the heels of the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression, the recently published Fiscal Administration: Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector, 8th edition, is particularly timely and should reach an even wider audience than previous editions. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association elects new officers
Michael Barlow of Chicago will take office as chairman of the Indiana University Alumni Association on July 1. Joining Barlow as the 2010-11 officers of the IUAA are Chairman-elect Christopher L. Craft of South Bend, Ind.; Vice Chairwoman Nancy L. Hamblin of Munster, Ind.; Secretary Patrick J. O'Connor of Indianapolis and Treasurer Barbara A. Popp of New Albany, Ind. Read the complete story.


IU's SoFA Gallery to feature work of Indiana artists in 'Blank Slate' series
Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery is accepting proposals for its newest series of open exhibitions, "Blank Slate," featuring work from artists across the state of Indiana. The SoFA Gallery specializes in presenting contemporary art by nationally and internationally known artists in an educational environment. Read the complete story.

Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County celebrates 26th class graduation
Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County (LBMC), a program in partnership between Indiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, recently honored this year's 35 graduates and the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Peg Stice. IU Professor of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies Leslie Lenkowsky was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, held on April 28 at the Fountain Square Mall Ballroom in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana continued to post gains in April
The Leading Index for Indiana (LII) continued to gain ground in April. After a positive report in March, the LII continued its upward swing in April, slowly rebuilding from the declines that began in June 2007. Tanya Hall, an economic research analyst at the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, said the index's movement reflects the generally good economic news recently. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, May 14:
Women's Tennis: The 2010 season has come to an end for the IU Women's Tennis team, falling, 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 28 Vanderbilt (14-9). Read the match notes.
Baseball: Michigan State rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the Indiana baseball team to a heartbreaking 9-8 defeat in the series opener between the two teams at Kobs Field on Friday. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana redshirt senior pitcher Monica Wright pitched a career high 12 innings but an RBI groundout in the top of the 12th inning proved to be the difference as the Hoosiers suffered a 3-2 loss at the IU Softball Field on Friday afternoon. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana scored in every event on day one at the Big Ten Championships. The IU women finished the day in third with 10 points, and the men finished the day tied for sixth with eight points. Read the meet results.

Results for Saturday, May 15:
Baseball: Michigan State scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull away for a 10-4 win over the Indiana baseball team on Saturday. Ryan Jones hit for the cycle for MSU, going 5-for-5 to lift the Spartans (32-16, 10-10 Big Ten) to the victory. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers finished the day with the men in second place with 36 points. The women are in third with 41 points. Indiana had 11 athletes advance through Saturday prelims to Sunday finals. Read the meet notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team competed at the Aramark NCAA South/Central Region with the Novice 8 crew advancing to Sunday's B final on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Hoosiers' first Varsity 8, second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 crews advancing to the C finals. Read the complete results.

Results for Sunday, May 16:
Baseball: Josh Lyon went 3-for-5 with a crucial three-run homer as the Indiana baseball team took the series finale from Michigan State on Sunday, 10-7. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: Indiana's second Varsity 8 crew used a time of 6:53.60 to top Louisville by nearly a second to win their C final at the Aramark NCAA South/Central Region Sprints. Read the complete results.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana was fourth in the women's 4x400m relay with a time of 3:42.22. The IU men were fifth in the men's 4x100m relay, in 40.72 seconds. Read the meet results.

Scheduled for Wednesday, May 19:
Women's Golf: NCAA Championship, All Day, Wilmington, N.C.

Scheduled for Thursday, May 20:
Baseball: Illinois, 3 p.m. Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: NCAA Championships, All Day, Athens, Ga.
Men's Golf: NCAA Regional May 20-22, All Day, TBA
Women's Golf: NCAA Championship, All Day, Wilmington, N.C.
Women's Tennis: NCAA Championship May 20-31, All Day, Athens, Ga.

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IU in the news

IU lands $8.5 million grant to renovate Riley hospital
Ibj.com, The Indianapolis Star, May 14 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine said Friday it has received an $8.5 million federal grant that will be used to renovate a former research floor at Riley Hospital for Children. The renovations, which are set to be completed in 2012, will enable the hospital to conduct pediatric clinical research trials. "Most drugs and diagnostics are tested in adults—but children aren't just little adults," said Dr. Craig Brater, dean of the IU School of Medicine, in a prepared statement. "They respond to therapeutics differently than their older counterparts, and this facility will give us the ability to understand those differences." Full story. Full story 2.

Age-Related Cortical Bone Loss Might Be Key To Osteoporosis Diagnosis And Treatment
Medical News Today, May 17 -- David Burr from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis says that the study is important because it highlights how much bone loss in osteoporosis is cortical and emphasizes that "drugs targeting cortical bone should be used to treat age-related bone loss late in life." Full story.

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business preparing students for real world with pro-bono global consulting program
USAToday.com Kindness blog, May 17 -- This past March, 30 students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business traveled to Peru as part of the school's Global Business and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) initiative, a social entrepreneurship consulting program that also combines international experience with leadership development. Now in its second year, GLOBASE enabled these students to complete a pro-bono consulting project for four small companies and a not-for-profit enterprise in Peru while getting course credits towards their degree. Full story.

IPFW professor receives grant
Visalli receives his second grant for continuing research.
News-sentinel.com, May 18 -- An Indiana University-Purdue University professor received a $200,000 grant for the second time to continue research focused on giving students experience in a laboratory setting. Associate professor of biology Bob Visalli received the grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2005 for $216,000 for research on how several new drugs work in preventing herpes virus particles from forming in infected cells. Visalli recently received notification that he was awarded another $200,000 grant to continue his research. Full story.
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