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IUPUI receives $2 million to expand state, national science and technology talent pool
Education in Afghanistan: IU and 'Three Cups of Tea'
Cate: Stored Communications Act (SCA) needs revisions
Lilly Endowment awards Indiana University $4 million for new health information center
IU President McRobbie to deliver State of the University address
Chinese Olympians at IU School of HPER as part of 21-year partnership with Beijing Sport University
Dick Enberg's 'COACH: The Untold Story of College Basketball Legend Al McGuire' coming to IU
IU's Marching Hundred competing in CBS 'Hawaii 5-0' video competition
IU appoints new Presidential Student Intern
IU Singing Hoosiers to take part in Lee Hamilton Event in Washington
IU, community representatives collaborate for Bloomington Multicultural Expo 2010
IU-based folklife center presenting local band at Kennedy Center and Library of Congress
Leading Index for Indiana in August shows that state's economy continues to face challenges
IU Singing Hoosiers pays tribute to Hoagy Carmichael
Truthy.indiana.edu to search, identify smear tactics, Twitter-bombs through November election runup
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IUPUI receives $2 million to expand state, national science and technology talent pool
A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is targeted to boost the number of students graduating with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by 10 percent. Read the complete story.

Education in Afghanistan: IU and 'Three Cups of Tea'
Indiana University Bloomington School of Education faculty will host a viewing of an Indianapolis speech by Greg Mortenson, the acclaimed author of Three Cups of Tea, Sept. 27 (Monday), which will be followed by a presentation on its ongoing Higher Education Project (HEP) in the war-torn country. Mortenson's speech will be streamed live to IU Bloomington's Wright Education Building's Alumni Room (2277) located on the second floor beginning at 6:15 p.m. Read the complete story.

Cate: Stored Communications Act (SCA) needs revisions
In testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee this morning, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate called for revisions to the Stored Communications Act, a piece of legislation that regulates how and when authorities can obtain electronically stored communications. Read the complete story.

Lilly Endowment awards Indiana University $4 million for new health information center
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the university $4 million to help address ethical, legal and social issues involved in the growing use of health information to facilitate treatment and research, improve health outcomes for patients and heighten accountability. Read the complete story.

President McRobbie to deliver State of the University address
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will deliver the annual State of the University address tomorrow (Sept. 28) on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The address will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Room 450 of the IUPUI Campus Center. Read the complete story.

Chinese Olympians at IU School of HPER as part of 21-year partnership with Beijing Sport University
To further support Indiana University's global initiatives, the IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) has welcomed three former Olympic athletes from China for a year of study at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Dick Enberg's 'COACH: The Untold Story of College Basketball Legend Al McGuire' coming to IU
COACH, sportscaster Dick Enberg's one-man play about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire, will be presented Oct. 23 at Indiana University Bloomington, where Enberg, an IU alum, will host the two performances and engage with the audience after each show. Read the complete story.

IU's Marching Hundred competing in CBS 'Hawaii 5-0' video competition
The Indiana University Marching Hundred is competing against 17 other college marching bands to win $25,000 -- and the chance to see the Marching Hundred video on national television. All 18 bands played the theme song from the pilot CBS television series "Hawaii 5-0" (airing Mondays at 10 p.m.) Along with the money, the winning band's video will air during a future episode of the program. Read the complete story.

Truthy.indiana.edu to search, identify smear tactics, Twitter-bombs through November election runup
Astroturfers, Twitter-bombers and smear campaigners need beware this election season as a group of leading Indiana University information and computer scientists today unleashed Truthy.indiana.edu, a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and crowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 24:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team suffered a tough 1-0 loss at No. 15 Penn State. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: Indiana opened Big Ten play on Friday night at Armstrong Stadium with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Northwestern (5-3-2, 1-0-0 Big Ten). Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: It came down to one last shot. With 11 seconds left in regulation and the game tied at 2-all, junior forward Will Bruin powered home his team-leading sixth goal of the season to give the Hoosiers a 3-2 win at No. 20 Penn State. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team falls to 12-2 on the season after dropping a 3-1 decision at Northwestern (21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23). Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: It can't get much better than IU Women's Tennis' start to the 2010-11 season, winning 92.5 percent of their matches during the three-day Hoosier Classic. As a team, the Hoosiers won 19 of 21 singles contests and 18 of 19 doubles matches. Read the match notes.

Results for September 25:
Softball: The Indiana softball team got the fall season underway on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over IUPUI at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Softball: All-American pitcher Morgan Melloh made her Indiana debut on Saturady after transferring from Fresno State and was as good as advertised, striking out eight and allowing one hit in five innings to earn the win. Senior Sara Olson delivered the big blow in the bottom of the first inning with a grand slam. Read the game notes.
Football: Ben Chappell threw a career-high four touchdown passes, all in the first half, as Indiana stayed unbeaten with a 35-20 victory over Akron Read the game notes.

Results for September 26:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team defeated Bucknell, 2-1, on penalty strokes after playing to a 1-1 tie in double overtime. The Hoosiers (5-3) beat the Bison, 7-6, in a stroke-off for the victory. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: The Indiana University women's soccer team put pressure on the Wisconsin (4-3-3, 1-0-1 Big Ten) defense for most of the game, but just over a minute into overtime a Badgers crossing pass found the foot of Monica Lam-Feist to give the Hoosiers a 1-0 loss. Read the match notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana University men's golf team fired a five-under par 279 in the final round at the 2010 Windon Memorial Classic at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill. to finish tied for fifth in the 17-team field with a three-round total of 868 (295-294-279). Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for September 29:
Men's Soccer: Evansville, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
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IU in the news

IU gets $4 million grant for new research center
Chicagotribune.com, Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 28 -- Indiana University is getting a $4 million grant to open a new center devoted to studying the growing use of personal health information. IU will use its Lilly Endowment grant to open its news Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information. The school says the Bloomington center is needed because health information is being created and collected digitally today at a faster rate than ever before. Full story. Full story 2.

Study finds link between prayer, healing
The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 23 and Sept. 23 -- Pentecostalism has taken off across the world -- and one of its chief appeals is the reported ability of its ministers to heal the ill. So IU professor Candy Gunther Brown and colleagues decided to test whether this form of prayer, known as proximal intercessory prayer, actually works. To Gunther Brown's surprise, they found it did. They looked at two ministries in Brazil and Mozambique that aim to help those with vision and hearing impairments. Full story. Full story 2.

Chamber Throws Support Behind Student Housing Plan
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Sept. 26 -- The board of director for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is recommending the Richmond City Council approve tax incentives for a redevelopment project that would provide housing for students at Indiana University East. Spring Grove Development plans to turn the former Reid Hospital site into 165 apartments. The Chamber notes the project is expected to generate $21 million in private investment, 140 construction jobs and 14 full-time jobs. Spring Grove is seeking tax increment financing proceeds to help offset the cost of infrastructure improvements. Full story.

Is there really a correlation between playing the violin and students' test scores?
Jconline.com, Sept. 25 -- In 2008, researchers from Indiana University began teaching first-graders how to play the violin at Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington as a part of the Fairview Project, a pilot study that measures the cognitive, academic and social value of learning how to play the violin. Brenda Brenner, an associate professor of music education at Indiana University spearheaded the project. In 2009, the program was expanded to include second-grade students as well. Full story.
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