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U.S. Court of Appeals judge to relocate chambers to Indiana University Maurer School of Law
New survey of CEOs' alma maters highlights role of IU in producing corporate leaders
Alumni volunteers to be honored at IU's Cream & Crimson Alumni Weekend June 18-20
Professional actors from New York, Indy join IU students in 'Spelling Bee' at Brown County Playhouse
IU announces merit-based scholarships for prospective students
SPEA policy brief addresses problem of 'underwater' mortgages
IU Bloomington names interim vice provost for enrollment management
Star Trak: Saturn, Mars and Venus line up in June sky
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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U.S. Court of Appeals judge to relocate chambers to Indiana University Maurer School of Law
The Honorable David F. Hamilton, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, today announced plans to relocate his chambers to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. This arrangement, one of only a few of its kind in the United States, will give students at the law school first-hand exposure to the workings of the judicial system. Read the complete story.

New survey of CEOs' alma maters highlights role of IU in producing corporate leaders
According to a new survey released by Bloomberg, Indiana could be called "the cradle of chief executive officers." The business news service (which also publishes Bloomberg Businessweek magazine) ranked CEO undergraduate alma maters and found that more top leaders at Standard & Poor's 500 companies earned undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and the state's two other research institutions -- 23 in all. IU and Purdue University each have eight undergraduate alumni serving as CEOs. The University of Notre Dame has seven undergraduate alumni CEOs. Read the complete story.

Alumni volunteers to be honored at IU's Cream & Crimson Alumni Weekend June 18-20
Indiana University alumni from around the world will be on the IU Bloomington campus June 18-20 for the annual Cream & Crimson Alumni Weekend. Activities include a Volunteer Leaders Conference with meetings of the IU Alumni Association Executive Council, alumni chapter leaders, constituent societies and affiliate groups. There will be two awards banquets, a breakfast hosted by IU Provost Karen Hanson and reunions for the classes of 1950, 1955 and 1960. Read the complete story.

Professional actors from New York, Indy join IU students in 'Spelling Bee' at Brown County Playhouse
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and music and lyrics by William Finn. Directed by Brown County Playhouse Producer and IU Professor Jonathan Michaelsen, chair of the IU Department of Theatre and Drama. Choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and IU Professor George Pinney, with musical direction by IU Assistant Professor and Music Director Terry LaBolt. Read the complete story.

IU announces merit-based scholarships for prospective students
Indiana University has announced the continuation of merit-based scholarship opportunities of up to $36,000 for students applying for fall 2011 admission. The Automatic Academic Scholarship, introduced initially in the fall of 2007 for students applying for the fall of 2008, is one of the only programs across the country that can guarantee scholarship funding based upon students' academic performance before they even apply. It guarantees scholarships for all eligible in-state and out-of-state students based upon standardized test scores and grade point average. Read the complete story.

SPEA policy brief addresses problem of 'underwater' mortgages
A new policy brief from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs finds no obvious answers for the millions of American homeowners who are "underwater" on their mortgages, owing more than their property is worth. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington names interim vice provost for enrollment management
David Johnson, who has served as an associate vice provost in the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Enrollment Management since 2007, has been appointed interim vice provost for enrollment management, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today (May 28). Johnson will assume the duties of Roger Thompson, who will begin a position as vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Oregon. Read the complete story.

Star Trak: Saturn, Mars and Venus line up in June sky
As darkness falls at the beginning of June, three planets will form a long line in the western sky. Saturn will be at the upper left, Mars in the middle and Venus at the lower right. Venus will form a straight line with the bright stars Pollux and Castor of the constellation Gemini the Twins on June 11 fairly low in the west-northwest. On June 19 and 20, the brilliant white planet will pass just north of the Beehive star cluster. Binoculars will show the stars twinkling while the planet gleams steadily. Read the complete story. l

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Sports activities will resume on June 9

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IU in the news

Breathing Exercises May Boost Athletes' Performance
Businessweek.com, USnews.com, health24.com, Healthscoutn.com, redorbit.com, wsfa.com, June 3 -- Doing daily breathing exercises to strengthen inhalation muscles and reduce their need for oxygen helps boost performance during endurance sports such as cycling and swimming, a new study shows. Indiana University researchers found that inspiratory muscle training (IMT) significantly reduced the amount of oxygen required by breathing muscles during exercise, making more oxygen available for other muscles. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4. Full story 5. Full story 6.

A Possible Connection Between Tidy House And Fitter Body
Medicalnewstoday.com, June 3 -- An Indiana University study that examined the relationship between physical activity and a range of variables involving urban residents' homes and neighborhoods found that the inside of study subjects' homes had more to do with higher physical activity levels than the sidewalks, lighting and other elements considered. "At the end of the day, the interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity," said NiCole Keith, associate professor in the Department of Physical Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. "It was not at all what we expected." Full story.

IPFW Engineering Department Lands National Grant
Insideindianabusiness.com, June 2 -- The National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Engineering a nearly $700,000 grant to support graduate students in wireless and systems engineering. IPFW says the funding will help with the growing employment needs of local defense/aerospace contractors. Full story.

Wylie Museum at Wylie House exhibits glimpse into IU's history
Indiana Daily Student, June 3 -- One of Bloomington's oldest structures, the Wylie House was built in 1835 at 307 E. Second St. by IU's first president, Andrew Wylie. Home to Wylie, his wife and 10 of his 12 children, the house was passed on to Theophilus Wylie in 1859. The building is now owned by the University and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Full story.

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