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Law students, alum honored for pro bono service
Youth drug use in Indiana: Annual survey finds increasing use of marijuana, tobacco in pipes
Opening festival kicks off "themester" on sustainability for IU and Bloomington community
Grants from IU Data to Insight Center support academically diverse data management projects
Indiana Supreme Court to hear arguments at the Maurer School of Law Monday
IU Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with a brand-new take on a classic comedy, 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia'
Union Board to host poetry slam featuring HBO's 'Def Poet' Shihan Van Clief
Jacobs School Organ Department hosts fall Organ Conference
Tiny animal will be used to diagnose environmental problems -- and anticipate dangers to human health
Provost announces search for dean of College of Arts and Sciences
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Law students, alum honored for pro bono service
Indiana University's Maurer School of Law today (Sept. 8) honored two current students and a recent alumnus for their commitment and dedication to pro bono work. The award is presented to the student from each class who performed the most pro bono work during the course of the year. Read the complete story.

Youth drug use in Indiana: Annual survey finds increasing use of marijuana, tobacco in pipes
Cigarette use by Indiana sixth through 12th graders continued to decline, but findings from the 20th Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use also pointed to increases in marijuana use and in tobacco use in pipes. Read the complete story.

Opening festival kicks off "themester" on sustainability for IU and Bloomington community
Indiana University Bloomington will kick off a semester-long initiative on sustainability with the Themester 2010 Opening Festival in Dunn Meadow this Friday (Sept. 10) from 5-8 p.m. The outdoor festival is geared toward providing students, faculty, staff and community members with information about Themester 2010. Read the complete story.

Grants from IU Data to Insight Center support academically diverse data management projects
The Data to Insight Center (D2I) at Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute has announced the recipients of five internal grants that will be used to fund academically diverse projects related to data management. The one-year grants range in amounts from $30,000 to $50,000, and total more than $235,000. Read the complete story.

Indiana Supreme Court to hear arguments at the Maurer School of Law Monday
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Monday (Sept. 13) at noon in the Moot Court Room. The arguments are open to both the public and the media, though seating is expected to be limited. Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard described it as an opportunity for law students to see first-hand how the Supreme Court operates. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with a brand-new take on a classic comedy, 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia'
Opera's favorite chaos creator is back -- and nearly two centuries later, Figaro, that plucky barber from Seville, is still brewing up romantic schemes. Indiana University Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with Gioachino Rossini's 18th-century comedic opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), showcasing an entirely new look, with 21st-century style references, and set pieces and costumes that create a classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic. Read the complete story.

Union Board to host poetry slam featuring HBO's 'Def Poet' Shihan Van Clief
Spoken-word artist Shihan Van Clief will host a poetry slam at Indiana University Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union's Whittenberger Auditorium. This free, non-ticketed event is hosted by the Indiana Memorial Union Board's Performing Arts and Canvas committees. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School Organ Department hosts fall Organ Conference
Kicking off the new year in style, the IU Jacobs School of Music Organ Department has teamed up with its alumni counterpart, Indiana Organists United, to host "Bach to School," a reunion conference weekend, Sept. 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday) that includes the world premiere of a new scholarly edition of J. S. Bach's monumental pedagogical work Clavier-Übung, Volume III. Read the complete story.

Tiny animal will be used to diagnose environmental problems -- and anticipate dangers to human health
Environmental scientists seeking new ways to sense and diagnose impending environmental and human health disasters returned from Maine last week with new ideas about how to use a common water flea species, Daphnia pulex, as a modern era equivalent to the coal mine canary. Read the complete story.

Provost announces search for dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today (Sept. 10) that the campus has initiated a search for the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 9:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team topped Cal, 4-2, in the home-opener, with goals coming from seniors Kelsey Kiper and Lena Grote, junior Jaclyn Zamudio and redshirt sophomore Morgan Fleetwood. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for September 10:
Women's Volleyball: Robert Morris, 2 p.m., Niagara, N.Y.
Field Hockey: California vs Ohio, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Soccer: Cal Poly, 5 p.m., South Bend, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Colgate, 8:00 p.m., Buffalo, N.Y

Scheduled for September 11:
Women's Cross Country: Indiana Open, 9:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Cross Country: Indiana Open, 9:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Niagara, 12 p.m., Niagara, N.Y.
Field Hockey: Ohio, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Bucknell, 6 p.m., Buffalo, N.Y.
Women's Golf: Wolverine Invitational, All Day, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Golf: Wolf Run Intercollegiate Sept. 11-12, All Day, Zionsville, Ind. (Wolf Run GC)

Scheduled for September 12:
Men's Soccer: Drake University, 11:30 a.m., South Bend, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Hofstra, 1:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Wolverine Invitational, All Day, Ann Arbor, Mich
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IU in the news

$1.75M from retired AP staffer Marty Anderson creates scholarship fund at Indiana University
The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 6 -- Indiana University says a $1.75 million donation from retired Associated Press reporter and editor Marty Anderson will endow a scholarship fund for journalism students. The university announced Tuesday the creation of the Ann and Marty Anderson Scholarship in Journalism with the largest individual gift ever to the School of Journalism. Full story.

Kelley receives top ranking globally for entrepreneurship research
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 9-- Last week, the Kelley School of Business was ranked number one in the 2010 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity. It is the second consecutive year the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship has earned the top spot, chosen from over 150 schools worldwide. "Research is the heart and soul of all our disciplines at the Kelley School," said Dean of the Kelley School of Business Dan Smith in a press release. Full story.

Editing, enhancing Wikipedia becomes project at colleges
USAToday.com, Sept. 7 -- Wikimedia's new alliances with professors stem from its Public Policy Initiative, an effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics relating to U.S. public policy. On a grant from the Stanton Foundation, Wikimedia started recruiting public policy professors who were willing to have their students create content for Wikipedia. This fall, the foundation will help nine instructors -- four at George Washington University, two at Georgetown University, and one each at Indiana University at Bloomington, Syracuse University, and Harvard University -- integrate Wikipedia-related assignments into their syllabuses. Full story.

Defining normal in the brain
Sciencenews.org, Sept. 9 -- Researchers have created a growth curve for the brain, similar to the height and weight charts pediatricians use to monitor their patients' development. Scientists came up with the new developmental milestones by aggregating the results of brain scans that reveal active connections throughout the organ. "It's really remarkable how much information can be gleaned with just a five-minute resting-state scan," says neuroscientist Olaf Sporns of Indiana University in Bloomington. "The techniques they've developed here may be very powerful in making predictions for individual patients." Full story.

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