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IU to conduct benchmarking study of administrative processes
IU Jacobs School's Musicology Department ranked among best in nation
IU devises blueprint for greater degree completion at regional campuses
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author Tom Friedman to appear at IU as part of Themester 2010
IU Cox Student Scholars receive nearly $700,000 in financial support for 2010-11 academic year
'Legally Blonde The Musical' making debut appearance at IU Auditorium
New study highlights sexual behavior and condom use in the U.S. among individuals ages 14 to 94
Provost announces search for vice provost for enrollment management
IU professor's new book analyzes language of 'Hamlet' through lens of cognitive science
Indiana University researcher awarded $2.27 million to study environmental effects on gene copy number
SoFA Gallery's 'Tending a Difficult Hope' includes free hands-on workshops on sustainable food
IU students to print underground newspaper in one-of-a-kind course with legendary Polish journalist
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU to conduct benchmarking study of administrative processes
Indiana University is launching a university-wide study of its administrative staffing and service levels as part of an on-going effort to improve the way it conducts business. Details of the study were presented today (Oct. 1) to the IU Board of Trustees by Kathleen McNeely, associate vice president and executive director for financial management services. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School's Musicology Department ranked among best in nation
The Musicology Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music was recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the National Research Council (NRC). Read the complete story.

IU devises blueprint for greater degree completion at regional campuses
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (Oct. 1) the creation of a new initiative for IU's six regional campuses that focuses on improving degree completion rates and ensuring that Indiana has a steady and sufficient supply of academically talented, highly trained and actively engaged graduates. Read the complete story.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author Tom Friedman to appear at IU as part of Themester 2010
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will present a free, open-to-the-public lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Indiana University Auditorium. Friedman is an internationally renowned reporter and columnist known for his bestselling books about globalization and foreign affairs. His IU Auditorium appearance coincides with the second-annual Themester, "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet," a program of IU's College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

IU Cox Student Scholars receive nearly $700,000 in financial support for 2010-11 academic year
Forty-two undergraduates at Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Cox Scholarship for 2010-11. Now in its sixth year, the Cox Scholarship program was started with a generous $15 million contribution from IU alumnus Jesse Cox and wife, Beulah. A later gift from their estate brought the total for the scholarship fund to $92 million, the largest gift ever received for scholarships at the university. Read the complete story.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' making debut appearance at IU Auditorium
The IU Auditorium's 2010-2011 season continues Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. with one of Broadway's newest shows, Legally Blonde The Musical. Based on the 2001 film Legally Blonde, this seven-time Tony Award-winning musical has been reviewed as a "feel-good song and dance juggernaut" by New York Magazine. Read the complete story.

New study highlights sexual behavior and condom use in the U.S. among individuals ages 14 to 94
The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) was conducted by researchers from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion (CSHP) in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). The NSSHB is one of the most comprehensive studies on these topics in almost two decades and documents the sexual experiences and condom-use behaviors of 5,865 adolescents and adults ages 14 to 94. Read the complete story.

Provost announces search for vice provost for enrollment management
Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today (Oct. 4) that the campus has initiated a search for the next vice provost for enrollment management. The vice provost will succeed Roger Thompson, who left the position this summer to become vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Oregon. David Johnson is serving as interim vice provost for enrollment management at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU professor's new book analyzes language of 'Hamlet' through lens of cognitive science
The language is obscure, the plot twists strange and the settings archaic -- so why, hundreds of years after his death in 1616, are people still so passionate about the words of William Shakespeare? The new book rereads William Shakespeare's Hamlet using the cognitive linguistic theory of "conceptual blending" to articulate a new methodology of interdisciplinary study. Read the complete story.

Indiana University researcher awarded $2.27 million to study environmental effects on gene copy number
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded $2.27 million to Indiana University researcher Joseph Shaw for a five-year study of how the environment alters genetic information through mutation and natural selection. The project reflects a changing approach to environmental science, which is increasingly incorporating advances in molecular toxicology, computational sciences and information technology to learn how environmental factors produce genetic changes that influence health risks. Read the complete story.

SoFA Gallery's 'Tending a Difficult Hope' includes free hands-on workshops on sustainable food
A new exhibit opening Oct. 22 at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery examines one woman's journey toward self-sufficiency through sustainable food. Artist Leah Gauthier's "Tending a Difficult Hope" features both SoFA Gallery installations and a series of free, public workshops that she hopes inspire others to make more sustainable life choices. Read the complete story.

IU students to print underground newspaper in one-of-a-kind course with legendary Polish journalist
Students at Indiana University will build basement printing presses and print their own underground newspaper, learning from a legendary Polish journalist whose low-tech publishing innovations fueled the popular uprising that brought an end to Communist rule in Poland. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for October 1:
Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team opened the road portion of it's Big Ten schedule on Friday afternoon at Michigan State and suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Spartans. Indiana (4-7-1, 0-3-0 Big Ten) was outshot in the first half but rallied in the second stanza to control play but could not get on the scoreboard. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (12-3, 0-3) erased a fifth-set, four-point deficit for the third time this season, but couldn't finish off the comeback this time in dropping a road match at Iowa (6-6, 1-2), 25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 19-25, 17-15. Read the match notes.

Results for October 2:
Men's Cross Country: The men's team ran to an impressive win over a highly-ranked field of opponents, including No. 6 Wisconsin. Read the meet notes.
Women's Cross Country: Senior Sarah Pease finished seventh with a time of 20:25 and junior Chelsea Blanchard was 13th in 20:32. The IU top five was rounded out by Samantha Ginther in 39th (20:59), Erica Ridderman in 44th (21:09), Kelsey Duerksen in 48th (21:14) and Lyndsey Wall in 49th (21:14). Read the meet notes.
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team suffered a 4-1 loss to No. 7 Ohio State. Read the game notes.
Football: Indiana (3-1, 0-1) put on an entertaining show for its first sellout crowd since Memorial Stadium renovation was completed last year, but it wasn't quite enough. Michigan scored with 12 seconds left to win, 42-35. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Isade Juneau defeated Alex Durham of Mississippi in straight sets, winning 7-5, 6-4. He then bettered Julian Bley of Baylor in three. He took the first set 6-0 before Bley battled back for a 6-2 win in the second. Juneau then took the third 6-2. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana University women's golf team is currently tied for third after 36 holes of the William K. Warren Irish Invitational at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Read the tournament notes.

Results for October 3:
Women's Soccer:- For the second time in as many games this weekend on the road, the Indiana women's soccer team played well enough to win the game and had enough chances on goal but hit the post twice and, in the end, lost to Illinois (9-2-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten) by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (12-4, 0-4) were on the wrong end of a 3-0 score Sunday after, falling to the !7th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-3, 3-1) by scores of 25-19, 25-21, 25-20. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: In a match where the Hoosiers finished with 21 shots, 12 of which were on goal, the Indiana men's soccer team found the back of the net to be the hardest target in a 1-1 tie win. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: Led by a top-15 finish from sophomore Jacqueline Yanch and a solid final round from freshman Lindsay Gahm, the Indiana women's golf team posted a seventh-place finish. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Tennis: Sophomore Isade Juneau fell in the third round of Pre-Qualifying at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for October 5:
Field Hockey: Louisville, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: All-American Qualifier, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

Scheduled for October 6:
Men's Soccer: Notre Dame, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: All-American Qualifier, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

Scheduled for October 7:
Women's Soccer: Purdue, 4 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's Tennis: All-American Main Draw, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

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IU in the news

IU Musicology Department ranked in top tier among best academic programs in nation
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 4 -- The Musicology Department in the Jacobs School of Music was recognized among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs. The department ranks between first and eighth overall out of 63 academic programs in music. The rankings were made based on 21 measures of quality. The study, which released Sept. 28 by the National Research Council, examined more than 5,000 doctoral programs in 59 fields of study at 121 universities. Full story.

Idalene Kesner Elected to The Main Street America Group's Board of Directors
Forbes.com, Oct. 4 -- The Main Street America Group announced today that its board of directors has elected Idalene Kesner as a director of the super regional property/casualty insurance carrier's board. Kesner is the associate dean of faculty and research and the Frank P. Popoff chair of strategic management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Ind. Full story.

Kelley School of Business alumni bring innovation to laundry rooms
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 4 -- The aversion to the laundry room, along with the distractions of everyday life, compelled Kelley School of Business graduates Ric Payne and Will Howe to create the Mister Steamy Dryer Ball, making the process of getting clothes clean and wrinkle-free easier. The dryer ball uses an internal sponge to hold water, releasing steam evenly as the dryer heats up and causing clothes to come out with fewer wrinkles. The ball is accompanied with a Febreze-like formula called Fresh Shot, and users can add the odor eliminator to the water to give clothing a cleaner scent and softer appearance after a cycle in the dryer. Full story.

Researcher awarded $2.27 million to study environmental effects on gene copy number
Physorg.com, Oct. 4 -- The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded $2.27 million to Indiana University researcher Joseph Shaw for a five-year study of how the environment alters genetic information through mutation and natural selection. The project reflects a changing approach to environmental science, which is increasingly incorporating advances in molecular toxicology, computational sciences and information technology to learn how environmental factors produce genetic changes that influence health risks. Full story.
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