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'From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web' opens with lecture, museum exhibit
IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's "Critical Issues" series looks at Obama presidency
Natalie Chanin, leader in sustainable fashion, to speak at IU as part of Themester 2010
IU institute to receive almost $2.5 million to promote education for students with disabilities
IU India Studies Program presenting classical Kathak dance performance Saturday
IU Distinguished Professor Emeritus Scott Russell Sanders to be honored at campus event
Writer, poet and critic Wendell Berry to speak at next Patten Foundation lectures
Five recipients honored as IU Foundation Partners in Philanthropy
Venture capital firms and startups must consider geography to optimize capital disbursement
Analyzing almost 10 million tweets, research finds public mood can predict Dow days in advance
Indiana University LGBT Appreciation Day set for Oct. 30
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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'From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web' opens with lecture, museum exhibit
"From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything" is a multi-faceted public education project produced by IU anthropology professors Kathy Schick and Nick Toth, experts on the origin and evolution of human technology and co-directors of the Stone Age Institute in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's "Critical Issues" series looks at Obama presidency
The next event in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's "Critical Issues Forum" series at Indiana University Bloomington will have the theme, "The Obama Presidency at Midterm: The Perils and Prospects of a 'Post-Racial' Presidency." Read the complete story.

Natalie Chanin, leader in sustainable fashion, to speak at IU as part of Themester 2010
It's a "slow design" revolution, and sustainable couture designer Natalie Chanin is at the leading edge with her home grown line Alabama Chanin. Chanin, whose designs have been featured in Vogue, the New York Times and on CBS News, will present a free, public lecture Monday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Indiana University's Whittenberger Auditorium. Read the complete story.


IU institute to receive almost $2.5 million to promote education for students with disabilities
Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has been awarded a five-year grant of almost $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education for model demonstration programs promoting the successful transition of students with intellectual disabilities into higher education. Read the complete story.

IU India Studies Program presenting classical Kathak dance performance Saturday
Pallabi Chakravorty, a visual anthropologist and founder and artistic director of the contemporary Indian dance ensemble Courtyard Dancers, will give a performance of classical Kathak dance on Saturday (Oct. 23) at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Distinguished Professor Emeritus Scott Russell Sanders to be honored at campus event
Scott Russell Sanders, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, will be honored by friends, colleagues and family members at "Words to Speak Our Love of Earth: Celebrating Scott Russell Sanders," a free, public tribute scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 in IU's Fine Arts Auditorium. Read the complete story.

Writer, poet and critic Wendell Berry to speak at next Patten Foundation lectures
One of America's preeminent philosophers of place, a leading advocate for environmental stewardship, and a fierce critic of agribusiness, Wendell Berry will present two Patten Foundation lectures this November at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Five recipients honored as IU Foundation Partners in Philanthropy
Recognizing the key role played by volunteer leaders in service and philanthropy, the Indiana University Foundation recently honored five individuals as outstanding Partners in Philanthropy for the university. The awards pay tribute to the vital contribution of volunteers in the success of philanthropic endeavors for IU, especially at the highest levels of service. Read the complete story.

Venture capital firms and startups must consider geography to optimize capital disbursement
Venture capital firms and start-ups should heed the time-honored real estate mantra, "location, location, location." According to first-of-its-kind research, the geographic distance between VC firms and the companies in which they invest affects performance -- positively and negatively -- depending on how the firms stage disbursement of capital. Read the complete story.

Analyzing almost 10 million tweets, research finds public mood can predict Dow days in advance
Researchers at IU Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing found the correlation between the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and public sentiment after analyzing more than 9.8 million tweets from 2.7 million users during 10 months in 2008. Read the complete story.

Indiana University LGBT Appreciation Day set for Oct. 30
The Indiana University Athletics Department and the IU Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Association are announcing the first-ever LGBT Appreciation Day on Oct. 30, when the Hoosiers play the University of Northwestern Wildcats in football at Memorial Stadium. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for October 15:
Field Hockey: Junior Corey Brautigam scored her second overtime game-winning goal this season at the 74th minute as the Indiana field hockey team topped Iowa, 2-1, in OT, for its first Big Ten win of the season on Friday, Oct. 15 at the IU Hockey Field in Bloomington. Senior Lena Grote scored the first goal for the Hoosiers (8-5, 1-3) in the 12th minute. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball notched its third consecutive Big Ten victory Friday night in Madison, disposing the Badgers swiftly in a three-set dismantling (25-16, 25-18, 25-8). The Hoosiers improve to 15-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play. Read the match notes.

Results for October 16:
Men's and Women's Cross Country: Indiana cross country continued a strong season with a good showing at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. Sarah Pease led the way, taking the individual title by 10 seconds. The men's and women's teams both took second place at the festival, each behind only Oklahoma State. The Indiana men knocked off the sixth-ranked team in the country and finished behind only the No. 2 Cowboys, who are the defending NCAA champs. Read the meet notes.

Football: Hoosiers for a 36-34 victory over Arkansas State. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball's recent winning streak came to an end Saturday night, dropping a 3-1 decision (25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19) on the road at No. 8 Illinois (15-3, 7-1). The Hoosiers are now 15-5 overall and 3-5 in Big Ten play. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: A pair of quick strikes in the first half were all the 18th-ranked Indiana men's soccer team needed as the Hoosiers took a 2-1 victory over No. 25 Michigan. Read the match notes.

Results for October 17:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team picked up its third straight win with a 2-1 victory over Villanova. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: Michigan Wolverines (7-2-4, 2-1-2 Big Ten) defeated the Hoosiers (4-10-1, 0-6 Big Ten) by a 2-1 margin. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for October 20:
Men's Soccer: Kentucky, 7:00 PM, Lexington, Ky

Scheduled for October 21:
Men's Tennis: ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship, All Day, Lexington, Ky.
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IU in the news

IU Medicine Spinoff Receives Funding
Inside INdiana Business, Oct. 18 -- A microscopy imaging start-up that grew out of the Indiana University School of Medicine has received a $1 million Small Business Technology Transfer grant. INphoton Inc. will use the funding to commercialize its services to pharmaceutical, biotech and other life sciences industry customers. Full story.

New partnership hooks up IUSB teachers in training, Coquillard fourth-graders.
South Bend Tribune, Oct. 17 -- A new partnership between the west-side elementary school and Indiana University South Bend is already producing serious results. Two days per week, 23 IUSB elementary education students show up at Coquillard to take classes taught by IUSB professors on how to teach young children. Then, the college students spend the rest of the day working in small groups with Coquillard fourth-graders, putting what they learned into practice. Full story.

Can Twitter predict the stock market?
Business.financialpost.com, Technologyreview.com, The Huffington Post, aolnews.com, blogs.forbes.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Oct. 18, 19 -- Professor Johan Bollen believes it can. The Indiana University professor of informatics and computing was the leader of a research team which claims to have just discovered how the "mood" of Twitter's 160-million-plus users can accurately predict daily changes in the Dow Jones industrial average days in advance. According to a report of their findings released last week, the former has a direct impact on the latter nearly 90% of the time. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4. Full story 5.

Readers' Forum: Pyle's legacy on display just 30 miles away
Tribstar.com, Oct. 19 -- Tucked beside the sprawling limestone Student Union at Indiana University lies a small building -- Ernie Pyle Hall. It is much like the man: small, unassuming and so involved. It is home for the School of Journalism. The campus newspaper is composed and "put to bed" each day in this building. Deadlines are set and met here. Ernie would have liked it. He was only one semester short of graduating from IU when he took a reporting job at LaPorte in northern Indiana. And shortly thereafter, fame was his fortune. Full story.
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