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Access Denied: New DVD to train journalists, students on media law
Sustainability research development grant recipients announced for 2010-11
Chemist Gary Hieftje wins top UK honor
IU professor: The U.S. needs a time-out on offshore drilling
MacArthur Fellow and urban farmer Will Allen to highlight food science conference with public keynote
Loren Rieseberg is a Royal Society fellow
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Access Denied: New DVD to train journalists, students on media law -- One of the most common problems journalists say they face in the post-9/11 world is the lack of access to government documents and other information that has traditionally been made public. Read the complete story.

Sustainability research development grant recipients announced for 2010-11 -- Four Indiana University research projects -- examining topics that include agroforestry in southern Mexico, the impact on community sustainability of Home Depot's product donation program with Gifts In Kind International, remediation of exotic invasive species in Dunn's Woods and food waste at IU -- have been awarded Sustainability Research Development Grants for the 2010-11 academic year. Read the complete story.

Chemist Gary Hieftje wins top UK honor -- IU Bloomington analytical chemist Gary Hieftje has been awarded the 2010 Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. According to the society, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Hieftje was chosen "for his contribution in the conception, design, development and innovation of analytical instrumentation." The honor is a top chemistry prize in Britain and, arguably, the world. Read the complete story.

IU professor: The U.S. needs a time-out on offshore drilling -- Although President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells following the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, recent reports indicate that federal regulators have since granted at least five environmental waivers and seven new permits for various types of drilling, including some in waters deeper than the Deepwater Horizon drilling site. Read the complete story.

MacArthur Fellow and urban farmer Will Allen to highlight food science conference with public keynote -- If you eat to influence a healthy lifestyle or a sustainable planet and haven't yet heard of Will Allen, then Indiana University's Anthropology Department has something to put on your plate the evening of June 3. Read the complete story.

Loren Rieseberg is a Royal Society fellow -- Indiana University Bloomington evolutionary biologist Loren Rieseberg has been elected a 2010 fellow of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom's largest and most important academy of sciences. Membership in the Royal Society is considered a major honor in the natural sciences. Native to Canada, Rieseberg is part of a class of 44 new fellows from the British Commonwealth and Ireland, as well as eight "foreign members" from other countries, such as the United States and France. Rieseberg joins a group of 1300 living fellows that includes physicist Stephen Hawking, author Richard Dawkins, and mathematician Frances Kirwan. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, May 26:
Baseball: Drew Leininger tossed an eight-hit shutout to lift the Indiana baseball team to a 5-0 victory over Northwestern in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. Read the game notes.

Results from Thursday, May 27:
Baseball: After falling behind 8-0 to Minnesota early on, the Indiana baseball team rallied to put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth, but Scott Matyas recorded a strikeout to end the game as the Hoosiers fell 10-8 to the Golden Gophers. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Two Hoosiers punched their tickets to Eugene, Oregon, in two weeks. Faith Sherrill inched closer to the IU record on her way to qualifying in the shot put. Jeff Coover was able to advance without a miss in the pole vault. Molly Beckwith posted the second-fastest time to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals of the 800m on Friday. Read the complete results.

Schedule for Friday, May 28:
Baseball: Purdue, 12:05 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Women's Rowing: NCAA Championships, All Day, Sacramento, Calif.
Women's Track: NCAA Mideast Regional, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.
Men's Track: NCAA Preliminaries, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.

Schedule for Saturday, May 29:
Women's Track: NCAA Mideast Regional, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.
Men's Track: NCAA Preliminaries, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.
Women's Rowing: NCAA Championships, All Day, Sacramento, Calif.

Schedule for Sunday, May 30:
Women's Rowing: NCAA Championships, All Day, Sacramento, Calif.

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IU in the news

Promising proteins for diabetes prevention
Sify.com, Sciencedaily.com, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, May 25, 24 -- A research team at Indiana University School of Medicine has identified two new potential protein targets for preventing diabetes. According to the multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the two human proteins that evolutionary processes have conserved from ancient single-celled organisms appear to provide new targets of opportunity for scientists hoping to thwart the development of diabetes. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Strengthening the Pipeline; School, University Expand Partnership
Bizvoicemagazine.com, May 24 -- Big changes are happening at the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC). While facing the problems that ail many urban school districts - high dropout rates, low test scores and absenteeism -- it looks to the future with school redesign plans, technology initiatives and assistance from Indiana University-Bloomington's Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration. Full story.

Saving the world, one hit point at a time
Newscientist.com, May 25 -- Edward Castronova, an economist at Indiana University Bloomington, explores why people play such games. There are several powerful motivators, he says, including immediate positive feedback from completing missions, a sense of empowerment and significance, adventure, the connection to others -- and the taste of victory. Full story.

The Humanities Go Google
Chronicle of Higher Learning, May 28 -- At Stanford, legal and technical headaches may be worth the sweeping rewards of becoming one of perhaps two places in the world to host the greatest digital library ever built. The university is planning to chase that prize -- and the prestige, recruitment power, and seminal research that could come with it. So is HathiTrust, a digital library consortium whose leaders include the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Indiana University at Bloomington, and the University of California system. Full story.

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