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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler awarded Chinese professorship
IU faculty and staff receive Fulbright grants for 2010-11
IU appoints Schunk as associate vice president for procurement
The Kinsey Institute presents on a decade of research on condom use for World AIDS Day
Dawn Johnsen to address reproductive liberty, rule of law, and confirmation process on Friday
Rippel Foundation awards grant to Ostrom, IU research center, to apply insights to health care
Indiana University establishes Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Leading Index for Indiana in October shows the economy may be showing 'some signs of life'
IU historian named director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
SPEA policy brief: No ideal system of tax deductions for charitable giving
IU Kelley School of Business professor receives Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler awarded Chinese professorship
Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, world-renowned pianist and faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded an honorary professorship at China's Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM). He joins the ranks of violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, among other Western classical musicians who have received the honor. Read the complete story.

IU faculty and staff receive Fulbright grants for 2010-11
Five faculty and one professional staff member at Indiana University were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2010-2011 academic year in late October, and two other faculty received the grants earlier in the year. The recipients represent four IU campuses -- Bloomington, Indianapolis, Southeast, South Bend -- and their research and academic activity takes place in countries across the globe. Read the complete story.

IU appoints Schunk as associate vice president for procurement
Indiana University has appointed Jill M. Schunk as associate vice president for procurement, effective Dec. 10, 2010. Schunk will succeed Associate Vice President Lorelei Meeker who is retiring after 33 years of service to the university. Read the complete story.

The Kinsey Institute presents on a decade of research on condom use for World AIDS Day
It's no secret that something as simple and readily available as a latex condom can prevent unintended pregnancies and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. But as a research team from Indiana University has painstakingly documented, even the best intentions can be for naught because of a wide range of errors people make when using condoms. Read the complete story.

Dawn Johnsen to address reproductive liberty, rule of law, and confirmation process on Friday
Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Dawn Johnsen will on Friday (Nov. 19) deliver her first public lecture in Bloomington since being named to President Barack Obama's transition team in late 2008 and her subsequent nomination to the Department of Justice. Read the complete story.

Rippel Foundation awards grant to Ostrom, IU research center, to apply insights to health care
Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom and the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis have been awarded a $295,000 grant from the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation to explore applying Ostrom's theories and insights to health and health care. Read the complete story.

Indiana University establishes Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University has created a Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) by integrating teaching and learning resources. The CITL is a partnership between the IU Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and University Information Technology Services to fully support teaching and learning on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana in October shows the economy may be showing 'some signs of life'
After spending several months sending ambiguous and lugubrious signals, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) made progress by increasing 0.5 percent in October. The latest LII, like October's Purchasing Managers' Index, hints that the economy may be showing some signs of life after all. Read the complete story.

IU historian named director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a faculty member in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected as the next director of the acclaimed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, N.Y. Read the complete story.

SPEA policy brief: No ideal system of tax deductions for charitable giving
Economists can measure and model the impact that tax deductions have on philanthropy, but the design of the tax code is a political decision that reflects competing ideas about fairness and efficiency, IU School of Public and Environmental scholars write in a recent policy brief. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School of Business professor receives Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award
Donald F. Kuratko, a professor of entrepreneurship at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, received the Riata Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award earlier this month. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for November 16:
Men's Basketball: Indiana used a 27-3 run midway during the game to pull away as the Hoosiers improved to 3-0 for the first time in four years with a 71-54 win over Mississippi Valley State. Read the game notes.

Results for November 18:
Wrestling: For the fourth consecutive season, IU Wrestling opened its dual match season with a shutout at Wabash College. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Indiana fell to Memphis on Thursday, Nov. 18 as the Tigers outlasted the Hoosiers (2-1) in an 80-71 victory. Read the game notes.

Schedule for November 19:
Women's Swimming: Virginia/Penn State, 6 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
Men's Swimming: Virginia/Penn State,6 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
Women's Volleyball: Michigan State, 7 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.

Schedule for November 20:
Wrestling: Disney D-I Duals, 10 a.m., Orlando, Fla.
Men's Swimming: Virginia/Penn State, 11 a.m., Charlottesville, Va.
Women's Swimming: Virginia/Penn State, 11 a.m., Charlottesville, Va.
Football: Penn State, 12 p.m., FedEx Field (Landover, Md.)
Women's Volleyball: Michigan, 7 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Rowing: Fall Intra-Squad Class Race Classic, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for November 21:
Men's Basketball: Evansville, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Georgia, 2 p.m., Athens, Ga.

Schedule for November 22:
Men's Cross Country: NCAA Championships, 12 p.m., Terre Haute, Ind.
Women's Cross Country: NCAA Championships, 1 p.m., Terre Haute, Ind.

Schedule for November 23:
Men's Basketball: North Carolina Central, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for November 24:
Women's Basketball: Saint Louis, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for November 26:
Women's Volleyball: Illinois, 7 p.m.,, Bloomington, Ind.(University Gym)
Men's Basketball: Northwestern State, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for November 27:
Wrestling: Hoosier Duals, 9 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Purdue, 12 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)

Schedule for November 28:
Women's Basketball: Cleveland State, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Historian Will Direct Schomburg Center in Harlem
New York Times, Nov. 18 -- Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a history professor at Indiana University, has been named the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research library in Harlem that is within the New York Public Library system. He will succeed Howard Dodson Jr., who is retiring. Full story.

IU Kokomo Appoints New Vice Chancellor
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Nov. 17 -- Indiana University Kokomo has named a new vice chancellor for advancement. Penny Lee most recently served as director of development at Tipton Hospital and manager of the Tipton Hospital Foundation. In her new role, she will lead the development efforts on campus, as well as oversee alumni relations and public affairs. Full story.

Five Best Colleges in Indiana
Newsmax.com, Nov. 17 -- Indiana University, Bloomington was started by the Indiana state government in 1820 as a state seminary. The University has gained strength since then and its programs in different arts and science fields like folklore and gender studies are some of the best. It is ranked 75th on the U.S. News and World Report's list of the best American Universities. Full story.

Can't Pick a College Major? Create One
The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 17 -- More than 900 four-year colleges and universities allow students to develop their own programs of study with an adviser's help, up 5.1% from five years ago, based on data from the College Board, a New York-based nonprofit organization of colleges and universities. Indiana University, with an enrollment of about 30,000 undergraduates at its Bloomington campus, has seen its individualized-majors program grow about 15% in the past decade. Full story.

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