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Art and science: Joshua Bell opens NY home for Kinsey Institute fundraiser honoring his father
Camp S.O.U.L. concert this Friday at IU Bloomington
IU's International Harp Competition opens July 7 following PBS debut of 'Harp Dreams'
Leading Index for Indiana fell in May, but decline seen as temporary
IU named as a 2010 Best Place to Work in IT
IU Bloomington faculty receive financial boost from campus for research
IU partnership personally delivering new books to a Rwandan school this week
Indiana University study: Start-up businesses are a significant result of university research
IU Art Museum exhibition space named Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery
Work begins on expansion of School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation building
Chemist Erin Carlson is a Pew Scholar
Vampire Weekend to play IU Auditorium Sept. 6
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Art and science: Joshua Bell opens NY home for Kinsey Institute fundraiser honoring his father
Joshua Bell, Musical America's 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, opened his New York loft for a concert to benefit Indiana University's The Kinsey Institute earlier this month. The event honored Bell's father, Alan Bell, who was a research scientist at The Kinsey Institute from 1967-1981. Alan Bell passed away in 2002. Read the complete story.

Camp S.O.U.L. concert this Friday at IU Bloomington
The Office of Community and School Partnerships at Indiana University Bloomington is inviting the public to the free performance of "Soul Travels: Musical Journey's Past and Present" this Friday (June, 18) at 1 p.m. in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave. Read the complete story.

IU's International Harp Competition opens July 7 following PBS debut of 'Harp Dreams'
The 8th annual USA International Harp Competition begins July 7 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Ind., culminating in a finals concert with the IU Summer Festival Orchestra in the Musical Arts Center on July 17. The triennial competition is regarded as one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in the world. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana fell in May, but decline seen as temporary
After rising in March and April, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) fell in May. "Amidst troubling economic events like the Gulf oil spill and a more than 10 percent drop in the stock market, the LII retreated in May," observed Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "The LII's reversal suggests that the economic recovery will continue to be slow. Read the complete story.

IU named as a 2010 Best Place to Work in IT
Indiana University was recognized today (June 21) by Computerworld magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in IT. This adds a human-centric distinction to IU's long list of honors in information technology (IT), which include numerous awards for advanced networks, software, and services. IU and WellPoint are the only Indiana IT employers to rank in the top 100, and IU is one of only six higher education institutions on the list, featured alongside a prestigious lineup of corporations ranging from Aflac to Xerox. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington faculty receive financial boost from campus for research
Indiana University faculty seeking funding from large external agencies are receiving a crucial boost from seed funding provided by IU Bloomington's Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). The Faculty Research Support Program (FRSP) enables faculty to pursue research that will lead to more ambitious projects likely to attract external funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Read the complete story.

IU partnership personally delivering new books to a Rwandan school this week
For the second year, an Indiana University delegation will travel to Rwanda to deliver original books as part of the Books & Beyond Project. The collaborative service-learning project connects students in IU's Global Village Living-Learning Center, high school students in New Jersey, and African primary school pupils in Rwanda who collaborate on storytelling, writing and publishing new books. Read the complete story.

Indiana University study: Start-up businesses are a significant result of university research
Reports that focus solely on technology transfer offices established by colleges and universities tend to underestimate the commercial activity resulting from academic research, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers. Read the complete story.

IU Art Museum exhibition space named Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has named the IU Art Museum Hexagon Gallery in honor of Judi and Milt Stewart, philanthropists and supporters of the arts at the university. McRobbie named the gallery In recognition of the Stewarts' "longtime and distinguished service to the arts and the IU Art Museum, and their generous philanthropic support of Indiana University." Among other gifts, the Stewarts have made a commitment of $1 million to the Art Museum through the IU Foundation. Read the complete story.

Work begins on expansion of School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation building
The School of HPER has started phase one of the construction, which includes staging the construction area, installing water lines, and filling in windows that border a soon-to-be non-existent interior courtyard. Construction in the courtyard will include a new student advising center, a 178-seat auditorium, faculty offices, conference rooms and future laboratory space. Additional renovations will take place within the existing HPER building. Read the complete story.

Chemist Erin Carlson is a Pew Scholar
Indiana University Bloomington chemist Erin Carlson is a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts has announced. The honor and four-year, $240,000 award is intended to give young researchers the wherewithal to explore the uncharted areas of their fields, and to take chances in pursuit of important discoveries. Carlson, an assistant professor of chemistry, is IU Bloomington's second honoree in two years. Biologist Joe Pomerening, IU's first-ever Pew Scholar, was nominated last year. Read the complete story.

Vampire Weekend to play IU Auditorium Sept. 6
The Indiana Memorial Union Board and Spirit of '68 Promotions have announced that award-winning indie-rock band Vampire Weekend will perform at IU Auditorium on Monday, Sept. 6, at 7 pm. The band was created by a group of four former Columbia University students. Vampire Weekend rose to fame after the 2008 release of its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album which has sold more than 500,000 copies to date. Read the complete story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for Thrusday, June 24:
Men's and Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr. and Sr. Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa

Scheduled for Friday, June 25:
Men's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa
Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa

Scheduled for Saturday, June 26:
Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa
Men's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa

Scheduled for Sunday, June 27:
Men's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa
Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Des Moines, Iowa
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IU in the news

Indiana leading nation in job growth
Nwi.com, June 22 -- Job growth in Indiana is receiving national attention. The Wall Street Journal reports the state has experienced the largest percentage increase in the nation in jobs over the past year. A new study from Indiana University researchers suggests more startup businesses are coming from university research than previously thought. The study, in this month's issue of the journal Research Policy, finds a significant number of researchers bypass university patent and licensing offices, likely leading to more startups. Full story.

Glass: Big Ten Network "Best Thing Since Canned Soup"
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, June 17 -- Indiana University's athletics director says Nebraska will be a good fit in the Big Ten Conference, helping to raise the conference's profile and bringing new money for student-athletes and other programs. Full story.

Music is hot at IU this summer
The Indianapolis Star, June 18 -- As busy a place as it is from fall through spring, the Jacobs School of Music becomes a musical equivalent of Grand Central Station during the summer. Gwyn Richards, dean of Indiana University's renowned music school, fashions the annual Summer Music Festival out of these comings and goings with the help of his well-connected faculty. "We do it like chamber music," he said in a phone interview from Bloomington. Full story.

Does Eating Brown Rice Lower Diabetes Risk?
Abcnews.go.com, June 15 -- "Maybe people who eat brown rice are more health conscious," said Dr. Charles Clark , professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Because the study can only gauge associations between lifestyle choices and later disease, it's impossible to tell whether it's the rice that makes a difference or some other shared quality among brown rice eaters, he said. Full story.

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