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October 29, 2010

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Expert source: Federal fuel policy expert discusses proposed fuel efficiency standards
Rural life and thinking the focus of IU symposium, 'Queering the Countryside'
Naturalist, environmentalist author Barry Lopez to speak at IU Bloomington in November
Vernon Smith, Nobel laureate in economics, to speak at IU Bloomington
Television program airing this week addresses toughest issues facing Indiana K-12 education
Indiana University Athletics to compete Saturday in EPA's Game Day Challenge
CEEP policy brief urges more intense effort to ensure more earn college degrees
Two IU projects receive $1.1 million in funding to study water use, human-environment interactions
School of Education honors alumni for contributions to education and beyond
Portions of AIDS Memorial Quilt to be on display at IU's Indiana Memorial Union
IU Health & Wellness: The holiday issue
O'Neill to speak at IU on truth and leadership
Todd Rundgren performance to be streamed live from IU Jacobs School of Music
Inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded
Nov. 19 conference will address Indiana's life sciences industry, its changing human resource needs
A double "Bill"-ing for English department alumni awards
'Hay Fever' at Indiana University
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Expert source: Federal fuel policy expert discusses proposed fuel efficiency standards
New fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses are being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the agencies, the proposed emissions cuts would reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent by 2018. Read the complete story.


Rural life and thinking the focus of IU symposium, 'Queering the Countryside'
The role that rural life and rural thinking plays in scholarship involving gender and sexuality will be the focus of a national two-day symposium at Indiana University Bloomington called "Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies." Read the complete story.

Naturalist, environmentalist author Barry Lopez to speak at IU Bloomington in November
Barry Lopez, a well-known naturalist and environmentalist author, will speak at Indiana University Bloomington on Nov. 17. The address, announced by the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI), is free and open to the public. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union Solarium. Read the complete story.

Vernon Smith, Nobel laureate in economics, to speak at IU Bloomington
Vernon Smith, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences for research that laid the foundation for the field of experimental economics, will speak this week at Indiana University as part of the campus's fall 2010 Themester: "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet." Read the complete story.

Television program airing this week addresses toughest issues facing Indiana K-12 education
On Friday (Oct. 29), WTIU-TV airs "Education Issues for Indiana 2010" a timely discussion of the most pressing issues facing students, parents and educators in Indiana. The hour-long broadcast premieres Friday at 9:30 p.m. on WTIU, the Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in Bloomington. The Indiana University School of Education organized the panel discussion recorded before a live audience of the Bloomington Rotary Club at the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Athletics to compete Saturday in EPA's Game Day Challenge
The IU-Northwestern football game won't be the only contest Saturday (Oct. 30) at Memorial Stadium. Indiana University Athletics will compete against 90 other universities as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Game Day Challenge, a friendly competition to promote waste reduction at football games. Read the complete story.

CEEP policy brief urges more intense effort to ensure more earn college degrees
A new policy brief from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University emphasizes a need for better data and more targeted efforts to ensure historically underrepresented college students complete coursework and earn degrees. Read the complete story.

Two IU projects receive $1.1 million in funding to study water use, human-environment interactions
The National Science Foundation has allotted $1.1 million in funding to two Indiana University-led research projects in environmental science. According to the NSF, the foundation is funding seven awards under its Environment, Society and Economics (ESE) umbrella to foster collaboration among geoscientists and social scientists to address crucial issues for the environment, society and the economy -- and how the three affect each other. Read the complete story.

School of Education honors alumni for contributions to education and beyond
The Indiana University School of Education will honor four of its outstanding alumni on Friday (Oct. 29) who have among them had great impact on education, access to higher education, business leadership, and even shaping part of the IU Bloomington campus student services. Read the complete story.

Portions of AIDS Memorial Quilt to be on display at IU's Indiana Memorial Union
Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt -- a 54-ton, handmade tapestry commemorating more than 91,000 lives lost to AIDS -- will be on display at Indiana University November 11-15 at Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness: The holiday issue
A family studies professor at Indiana University urges families to slam on the breaks. Instead of traveling for hours or days to spend the holiday with the grandparents, stay home and begin creating unique family traditions that let children know their family comes first. Read the complete story.

O'Neill to speak at IU on truth and leadership
Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will return to Indiana University Bloomington next week to speak at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The lecture, titled "Truth, Transparency and Leadership," will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 3) in room 169 of the SPEA Building, 1315 E. 10th St. It is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

Todd Rundgren performance to be streamed live from IU Jacobs School of Music
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that Todd Rundgren's Halloween recital, "Cluster: the Birth of the T-Chord," will be video-streamed live Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. from Auer Hall. Rundgren's presentation will focus on the development of his harmonic sensibility, with performed examples during this autobiographical concert. Read the complete story.

Inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded
The Jeff McLaughlin Quartet was chosen as the recipient of the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP) Award Monday, Oct. 25, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read the complete story.

Nov. 19 conference will address Indiana's life sciences industry, its changing human resource needs
While Indiana's life sciences enterprises have strongly contributed to the state's overall economic health, concerns about their future competitiveness are closely aligned with educational goals. A distinguished roster of education, government and business leaders will discuss how Indiana is currently positioned and prepared to meet future market needs at the next event in the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series. Read the complete story.

A double "Bill"-ing for English department alumni awards
Bill Grimes and Bill Colson have both had long, successful careers as writers. Both earned degrees from the Department of English in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

'Hay Fever' at Indiana University
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama continues its 2010-2011 season of award-winning plays at the Lee Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center on Nov. 12 with NoŽl Coward's delightful comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, under the direction of IU's Murray McGibbon, and with acclaimed West End (London) actress Sandra Duncan. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for October 27:
Men's Soccer: Junior striker Will Bruin scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season but it was not enough to dig Indiana (8-5-2) out of the first-half hole it had created in a 4-1 loss to Butler. Read the match notes.

Results for October 28:
Women's Soccer: Senior forward, and Bloomington native, Darby Hannon scored her second goal of the year for the Hoosiers (5-11-1, 1-7 Big Ten) on Thursday night but the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-8-1, 6-2 Big Ten) proved to be too much for Indiana and handed the Hoosiers a 6-1 loss at Jeffrey Field. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for October 29:
Women's Volleyball: Penn State, 6:30 PM University Park, Pa.
Men's Tennis: Vredevelt Invitational, All Day, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Women's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.

Scheduled for October 30:
Women's Swimming: Texas/Michigan,10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Northwestern,12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Field Hockey: Michigan, 1 p.m, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Ohio State, 7 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Vredevelt Invitational, All Day, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Scheduled for October 31:
Women's Cross Country: Big Ten Championships, 11:45 a.m., Madison, Wis.
Men's Cross Country: Big Ten Championships,1 p.m,, Madison, Wis.
Women's Soccer: Ohio State, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Soccer: Northwestern, 5 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Rowing: Princeton Chase, All Day, Princeton, NJ
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Vredevelt Invitational, All Day, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Scheduled for November 1:
Women's Golf: Challenge at Onion Creek, All Day, Austin, Texas
Men's Golf: Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Nov 1-2, All Day, Kiawah Island, S.C. (Turtle Point GC)
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.
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IU in the news

Company news
IBJ, Journal and Courier, MSNBC , Oct. 26-27 -- IU Hospital soon will receive the catchy new name Indiana University Health University Hospital as part of Clarian Health's 2011 name change to Indiana University Health. Clarian announced new names for all 17 of its hospitals on Tuesday, saying the names would change in early 2011. Methodist Hospital, for example, will be called Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital—at least inside the halls of Clarian's offices. Outside it? That's hard to say. The only hospital that won't get the "IU Health" tag added before its name is Riley Hospital for Children, which will be known as Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Local MBA programs score with women
Indianapolis Business Journal, Oct. 9 -- When it comes to attracting women to MBA programs, local schools are outpacing the nation. Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis has tried to attract women through flexibility, such as giving female students the option to take a semester off for maternity leave, said Mary Chappell, the school's director of external affairs. IU credits its Women's MBA Advisory Board for increasing the proportion of women in its local program from 14 percent to 29 percent since 2002, Chappell said. Full story.

Transformation begins at Harris installation
Kokomoperspective.com, Oct. 28 -- Indiana University Kokomo is officially on the move. Michael Harris was installed as the sixth chancellor of the campus on Friday, Oct. 22, at Havens Auditorium. This was the moment when North Central Indiana began its regional transformation. The installation program was originally to be inside Kresge Auditorium, but due to a large response of R.S.V.P.'s, it was moved to the much larger auditorium. Full story.

Conference to Examine Life Sciences Work Force
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Oct. 28 -- An event next month at Cook Medical World Headquarters in Bloomington will examine how Indiana's work force can adapt to changing demands in the life sciences industry. Indiana University says education, government and business leaders will take part in the day-long conference, which is the next event in the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series. Full story.
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