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IU chemists develop new "light switch" chloride binder
IU class and lecture series on 'living a sustainable life' is open to public
Heads up! 'Get Street Smart'
Events coming together for Indiana University's fall Themester
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities to visit IU Bloomington Sept. 21
David Knall and Jeff Cohen donate $100,000 to IU's Kelley School to create student investment fund
Two new holiday events added to 2010-2011 lineup at IU Auditorium
Enormous extinct snake is the star of a new IU Bloomington geology exhibit
'America's Writing Coach' and Sports Illustrated writer speaking at sports writing workshop at IUPUI
NHPRC grant enables IU Libraries to process Birch Bayh collection
Dean of Students office moves to Indiana Memorial Union
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU chemists develop new "light switch" chloride binder
Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions -- but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light. Reporting in the Journal of the American Chemical Society today (online), IU Bloomington chemist Amar Flood and Ph.D. student Yuran Hua explain how they designed the molecule, how it works and, just as importantly, how they know it works. Read the complete story.

IU class and lecture series on 'living a sustainable life' is open to public
Members of the greater Bloomington community are invited to join Indiana University students for a fall 2010 class and lecture series that will explore the topic of sustainability. T-200 Living a Sustainable Life will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Woodburn Hall 100. The team-taught class, part of the College of Arts & Sciences Themester: "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet," will feature lectures by highly regarded IU faculty members, including Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, and other campus and Bloomington sustainability experts. Read the complete story.

Heads up! 'Get Street Smart'
Heads up out there! The Indiana University Police Department and the Bloomington Police Department are joining forces to remind pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to "Get Street Smart" this fall as they negotiate crowded, busy streets around and on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Events coming together for Indiana University's fall Themester
A public talk by New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, best-selling author of The World is Flat and Flat, Hot and Crowded; an exhibit of the work of renowned nature photographer Subhankar Banerjee; a screening and discussion of Al Gore's Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth -- the calendar is filling up for the College's of Arts and Science's fall Themester: "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet." Read the complete story.

Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities to visit IU Bloomington Sept. 21
James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will visit Indiana University Bloomington on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Leach's visit is part of the American Civility Tour, a 50-state tour he launched in November 2009, shortly after starting his four-year term as NEH chairman. During his visit, Leach will deliver a public lecture at 4 p.m. in the Frangipani Room titled "Civility in a Fractured Society." Read the complete story.

David Knall and Jeff Cohen donate $100,000 to IU's Kelley School to create student investment fund
A new experiential learning program created through a $100,000 donation will give undergraduate students enrolled in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business the opportunity to invest real money in an asset portfolio management class. Read the complete story.

Two new holiday events added to 2010-2011 lineup at IU Auditorium
Cirque Dreams Holidaze and The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, Jr. have been added to the Indiana University Auditorium's performance calendar for this year. Read the complete story.

Enormous extinct snake is the star of a new IU Bloomington geology exhibit
Earth's largest snake on record is now on display as part of a special exhibit at Indiana University Bloomington's Geology Building. Well, the entire snake isn't present, but rather a cast of the original 60-million-year-old, foot-wide vertebra from Titanoboa cerrejonensis. The boa constrictor is believed to have measured 43 feet from snout to tail tip and to have weighed 2,500 pounds. Read the complete story.

'America's Writing Coach' and Sports Illustrated writer speaking at sports writing workshop at IUPUI
Two of America's most accomplished journalists and authors will talk about strategies for outstanding sports writing at a special workshop next month sponsored by the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center and the Associated Press Sports Editors. Read the complete story.

NHPRC grant enables IU Libraries to process Birch Bayh collection
Thanks to a $60,000 matching grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Indiana University Libraries will be able to complete the processing of collected senatorial papers given to IU by former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh (1963-1981). The grant will support the preservation, arrangement and description of the approximately two million documents. Read the complete story.

Dean of Students office moves to Indiana Memorial Union
The Dean of Students office at Indiana University Bloomington is starting the 2010-11 school year in a new and improved suite of offices in the Indiana Memorial Union. "It makes a lot of sense for our office to be in the hub of student life on campus," said Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith. "And the Union is certainly the hub of student life at IU Bloomington." Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for September 1:
Women's Soccer: Western Michigan, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for September 2:
Football: Towson, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Results for August 27:
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team started the 2010 season with a five-set road victory at Georgia Tech (25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25, 18-16). The Hoosiers witnessed a two-set lead disappear before bouncing back and snagging an 18-16 fifth set. Georgia Tech received 13 votes in the preseason poll, slotting them 43rd nationally. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: Despite holding a 18-10 edge in shots and a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks, a pair of Indiana (1-1-0) mistakes turned into a pair of UK goals and a 2-0 loss at the UK Soccer Complex on Friday night. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: Will Bruin, Indiana's leading scorer in 2009, had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Duke on Friday night. Read the match notes.

ResultsSchedule for August 28:
Women's Volleyball:The Indiana University volleyball team improved to 2-0 with a record-breaking performance Saturday morning against UAB down in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia Tech Marriott Classic. Indiana swatted 15.5 team blocks, setting a new mark for the most rejections in a three-set match. The Hoosiers swept UAB, 25-19, 25-13, 25-22. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: The No. 17 Indiana field hockey team suffered a tough 1-0 loss to No. 9 Boston College in its first game of the UMass Invitational in Amherst on Saturday, Aug. 28. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: Head Coach Sherry Dunbar and her Indiana Volleyball team captured the Georgia Tech Courtyard Marriott Classic title Saturday evening with 25-13, 25-13, 25-11 blistering of Alabama A&M, running their weekend and season record to 3-0. Read the game notes.

Results for August 29:
Men's Soccer: In its final tune-up before the start of the 2010 season, the Indiana men's soccer team and the Denver Pioneers played to a 0-0 tie in an exhibition match Sunday afternoon at the ShinDigZ National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Devon Beach registered her first career two-goal game and Orianica Velasquez had a goal and an assist as Indiana (2-1-0) had little trouble on its way to a 6-0 win at the Butler Bowl against the Butler Bulldogs (0-4-0) on Sunday afternoon. Read the match notes.
Field Hockey: Behind second-half goals from sophomore Brooke Borneman and redshirt junior Brenna Moeljadi, the No. 17 Indiana field hockey team defeated UMass, 2-1, in its final game of the UMass Invitational in Amherst on Sunday, Aug. 29. Read the game notes.

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IU in the news

Big names lend hand with IU moving day
Journalgazette.com, Aug. 30 -- With more than 7,000 first-year students arriving on campus, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie easily could have skipped move-in day with little notice. But McRobbie, wife Laurie and top university officials were on duty Wednesday to greet incoming freshmen and their families. Full story.

New 'Light Switch' Chloride Binder Developed
Sciencedaily.com, Aug. 27 -- Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions -- but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light. Reporting in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (online August 30), IU Bloomington chemist Amar Flood and Ph.D. student Yuran Hua explain how they designed the molecule, how it works and, just as importantly, how they know it works. Full story.

Todd Rundgren tunes up for Indiana University teaching stint
Tulsaworld.com, Aug. 30 -- "Call me Professor Henry Higgins," Rundgren joked in a telephone interview. The plan is for Rundgren, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii, when he isn't touring, to teach a class for students who attend IU under the prestigious Wells Scholars program. Rundgren, is expected to make a couple of public appearances - an Oct. 28 lecture and a likely Oct. 31 storytelling concert, said IU rock history professor Glenn Gass, who is coordinating the visit. His summer home is near Rundgren's in Hawaii. Full story.

Grant to let IU students direct investment funds
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 31 -- A $100,000 grant will give upperclassmen at Indiana University a chance to manage and invest real money for the first time. Juniors at IU's Kelley School of Business will be eligible to apply to be analysts in the Knall-Cohen Investment Fund over a six-month period in concert with classroom instruction. Full story.

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