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Indiana's first arts and cultural organization assessment report unveiled
Deaths in the family cause bacteria to flee
IU faculty members named Academic Leadership Program fellows for 2010-11
May school referenda in Indiana hold lessons for vote in fall
Indiana University team participates in inaugural public policy advertising competition
IU appoints directors for emergency management, public safety
U.S. Supreme Court cites IU law professor in ruling
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle to perform at IU Auditorium
Potential industrial and agricultural uses of Echinacea trump health claims
IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world-renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty, guests
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Indiana's first arts and cultural organization assessment report unveiled
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) announced today that the Nonprofit Capacity Assessment for Indiana's Arts and Culture Organizations report, a first of its kind, has been completed and is now available for review. Read the complete story.

Deaths in the family cause bacteria to flee
Indiana University Bloomington biologists report in an upcoming issue of Molecular Microbiology that exposure to the extracellular DNA (eDNA) released by dying neighbors stops the sticky holdfasts of living Caulobacter from adhering to surfaces, preventing cells from joining bacterial biofilms. Less sticky cells are more likely to escape established colonies, out to where conditions may be better. Read the complete story.

IU faculty members named Academic Leadership Program fellows for 2010-11
Indiana University Bloomington each year selects faculty members with distinguished leadership ability to participate in the Academic Leadership Program (ALP) sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the 11 universities of the Big Ten conference plus the University of Chicago. Read the complete story.

May school referenda in Indiana hold lessons for vote in fall
The Indiana General Assembly passed Public Law 146 in 2008, establishing referenda for school construction and general fund property-tax levies as a new mechanism of school funding. Voter referenda replaced Indiana's petition-and-remonstrance process for most school construction projects. Read the complete story.

Indiana University team participates in inaugural public policy advertising competition
Two Indiana University Bloomington students participated in the inaugural Media Scholars Week and Washington Media Scholars Case Competition in Washington, D.C. The competition challenged college undergraduates to create the best strategic media plan for a hypothetical public policy campaign. Read the complete story.

IU appoints directors for emergency management, public safety
Diane Mack was chosen to be IU's first director for emergency management and continuity (EMC) and Jerry Minger was named director for public safety. Both positions carry university-wide responsibility. Read the complete story.

U.S. Supreme Court cites IU law professor in ruling
Hannah L. Buxbaum, executive associate dean and professor of law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank on Friday (June 24). Read the complete story.

Actor and comedian Rob Riggle to perform at IU Auditorium
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will appear live at IU Auditorium Friday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by the Indiana Memorial Union Board. Read the complete story.

Potential industrial and agricultural uses of Echinacea trump health claims
Echinacea has been used for hundreds of years as an herbal remedy to prevent or treat colds, and today it is among the most commonly used herbal medicines in North America. However, in spite of its popularity, studies of the effect of the herb on the body's immune system are conflicting. Read the complete story.

IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world-renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty, guests
With four of the world's best conductors on the podium and a number of renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Music Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra once again bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington. Read the complete story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Thrusday, June 24:
Women's Track: Sarah Pease finished fifth in her heat and had the sixth-best time overall to advance to the Sunday final. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: Freshman Kelsie Ahbe took second in the junior pole vault on day two of the USA Track and Field Championships. The Union Town, Ohio, native also qualified for the IAAF Jr. World Championships in July. Senior Jeff Coover closed out his career at IU with a seventh-place finish in the senior pole vault. Read the meet notes.

Results for Friday, June 25:
Men's Track: Freshman Kelsie Ahbe took second in the junior pole vault on day two of the USA Track and Field Championships. The Union Town, Ohio, native also qualified for the IAAF Jr. World Championships in July. Senior Jeff Coover closed out his career at IU with a seventh-place finish in the senior pole vault. Read the meet notes.
Women's Track: Sarah Pease advanced to the finals of the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Track and Field Championships. She had the sixth best advancing time in the two-heat semifinal. The final will be run on Sunday, at 2:15 p.m. ET. Read the meet notes.

Scheduled for Saturday, June 26:
Women's Track: Senior Ashley Rhoades placed eighth in the high jump of the USA Track and Field Championships. Assistant coach Abbie (Stechschulte) Norton took eighth in the senior heptathlon, and junior Faith Sherrill was tenth in the senior shot put. Read the meet notes.

Scheduled for Sunday, June 27:
Women's Track: Junior Sarah Pease closed out the USA Championships for Indiana in style. Pease matched her finish at the NCAA Championships with fourth place at the USA Championships. Read the meet notes.

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IU in the news

Holding the line against diabetes
Delawareonline.com, June 29 -- The program is open to anyone, not just Y members. It's modeled after a program developed by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine. A 2008 study of that program published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that participants lost an average of 6 percent of their body weight during the program, an amount they still kept off a year later. Full story.

Good news on population growth for Vigo County; Dire mid-decade trend has reversed itself
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, June 26 -- One-half of a percentage point might not seem like much, but when it signifies a gain in Terre Haute's population, its welcome news. For too long, the trend has seemed to be in the opposite direction. The state, itself, also reflects the same recession upside, managing to retain and grow population at better rates than surrounding states Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Since 2000, Indiana's population has increased 5.6 percent. Matt Kinghorn of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business said people tend to stay put when the housing market is so depressed and jobs are insecure. Full story.

Senior Living: Growing population spurs more options for housing and care
Evansville Courier and Press, June 27 -- According to the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, the 2000 census showed 12 percent of the Hoosier state's population to be 65 and older. That figure is projected to reach 21 percent by 2040. Locally, the senior housing marketplace offers a range of options to address seniors' health challenges and provide camaraderie. Full story.

Finding our "sweet spot" in life
Annarbor.com, June 27 -- Some of those who graduated that evening had undoubtedly thrived during their high school years, but they were likely few in number, at least according to a recent Indiana University report which concluded that most high school students feel bored and disconnected from their schools. Full story.
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