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Six IU Bloomington employees to receive Staff Merit Awards
Terrorism undergoes scholarly analysis in new book
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs awards Tavis Smiley Scholarships
Winter holidays in Indiana in 2010: Festive fun facts from the Indiana Business Research Center
IU SPEA dean: Obama-GOP fiscal package a good compromise
School of Education faculty member selected for prestigious children's literature fellowship
Recognized for lifelong commitment, IU's Meetz receives optometry's highest teaching honor
O'Connor, Hamilton promote 'Engaging Civic Education' in public service announcements
IU forms partnership to open art and design center in downtown Columbus
Leading Index for Indiana in November shows the economy made progress
The Cleveland Orchestra announces IU residency activities for January 2011
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Six IU Bloomington employees to receive Staff Merit Awards
Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson will present Staff Merit Awards this week to professional, service and support employees at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Terrorism undergoes scholarly analysis in new book
As the United States struggles to cope with mounting fears of terrorism and the increasingly restrictive nature of preventive security measures, conventional academic analysts have been slow to focus on terrorist behavior. Read the complete story.

IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs awards Tavis Smiley Scholarships
Five students in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs have been awarded $4,000 Tavis Smiley Scholarships for 2010-11. Established by Smiley, one of SPEA's most distinguished alumni, the scholarships are intended to enlighten, encourage and empower tomorrow's leaders and to help create a national network of young people capable of effecting positive social change. Read the complete story.

Winter holidays in Indiana in 2010: Festive fun facts from the Indiana Business Research Center
With Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa coming up soon, here are some interesting holiday factoids from the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU SPEA dean: Obama-GOP fiscal package a good compromise
In order to extend unemployment benefits for the next 13 months, President Obama reached a deal with Republican leaders to continue the Bush tax cuts while providing a $5 million exemption on estate taxes over the next two years. A one-year payroll tax reduction has also been proposed to boost the struggling economic recovery. Read the complete story.

School of Education faculty member selected for prestigious children's literature fellowship
The International Youth Library in Munich has selected Donna Adomat, assistant professor in the department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Indiana University School of Education, for one of its dozen fellowship awards presented annually. Adomat will visit Munich for three months to work on a research project using the resources of the library. Read the complete story.

Recognized for lifelong commitment, IU's Meetz receives optometry's highest teaching honor
Indiana University School of Optometry Associate Professor Dr. Richard E. Meetz, who for 20 years directed the school's mobile eye care program that has served thousands of Indiana children, has received the most prestigious teaching award in the field of optometry. Read the complete story.

O'Connor, Hamilton promote 'Engaging Civic Education' in public service announcements
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Center on Congress Director Lee Hamilton have teamed up to produce a pair of public service announcements emphasizing the importance of teaching civics to students. Read the complete story.

IU forms partnership to open art and design center in downtown Columbus
Indiana University has formed a partnership with the Community Education Coalition of Columbus to establish a center in downtown Columbus that will specialize in teaching art and design. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana in November shows the economy made progress
Economic expectations for the New Year brightened somewhat as the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) edged up in November and made progress for the third straight month. The LII saw a substantial increase in October, rising from 96.4 to 96.8, and a smaller but still encouraging increase in November to a value of 96.9. Read the complete story.

The Cleveland Orchestra announces IU residency activities for January 2011
The Orchestra will perform works by R. Strauss, Wagner and Bartók at IU Auditorium, Jan. 25, and selected IU students will have an opportunity to perform in a side-by-side rehearsal with the musicians on Jan. 24. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for December 10:
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball's unprecedented run to the program's first Sweet 16 finally came to an end Friday night at the Dayton Regional, dropping a 3-0 decision (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) to the overall No. 6-seeded USC Trojans (28-4). Read the match notes.

Results for December 11:
Men's Basketball: Host Kentucky held Indiana to one field goal in the final 9:42 and outscored Indiana in second chance points, 21-4, as the #17 Wildcats broke open a back and forth game to post an 81-62 victory over the Hoosiers in Rupp Arena. Read the game notes.

Results for December 12:
Women's Basketball: Indiana fell short on a snowy day to Toledo, 56-52, on Sunday afternoon. Read the game notes.

Results for December 15:
Wrestling: The team suffered its first dual defeat of the season, dropping the conference opener versus No. 9 Northwestern (8-0) Wednesday night in Bloomington. Read the match notes.

Scheudled for December 17:
Men's Basketball: SIUE, 7 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for December 18:
Women's Basketball: Florida International, 4:30 p.m., Miami, Fla.

Scheduled for December 19:
Wrestling: Missouri, 10:00 AM, Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Wrestling: Eastern Michigan, 2:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Men's Basketball: South Carolina State, 4:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind

Scheduled for December 21:
Women's Basketball: Florida Gulf Coast, 7:30 PM, Fort Myers, Fla.

Scheduled for December 22:
Men's Basketball: Northern Iowa, 7:30 PM, Las Vegas, Nev.

Scheduled for December 23:
Men's Basketball: New Mexico/Colorado, TBA, Las Vegas, Nev.

Scheduled for December 27:
Men's Basketball: Penn State, 6:30 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for December 29:
Wrestling: Southern Scuffle Dec 29-30, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.

Scheduled for December 30:
Women's Basketball: Northwestern, 7:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for December 31:
Men's Basketball: Ohio State, 6:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for January 2:
Women's Basketball: Minnesota, 3:00 PM, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for January 3:
Men's Tennis: FGCU Showdown, All Day, Ft. Myers, Fla.

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IU in the news

IU Simon Cancer Center to Create Endowment Fund
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Dec. 13 -- The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has received a $100,000 gift from Health Opportunity through Partnership in Education (HOPE). The funding will be used to establish the HOPE Endowment Fund for Cancer Research. Full story.

New hospital logos set
Thestarpress.com, The Indianapolis Star, wlfi.com, Dec. 15, 14 -- The new logo features "an Indiana University trident atop a black square with the hospital name adjacent," as the health care corporation described it. The only Clarian hospital name and logo that will remain relatively the same is that for Riley Hospital for Children. The hospital's "red wagon" logo will still be used. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

2 Cathedral students selected as Wells Scholars'
The Indianapolis Star, Dec. 16 -- Each year, IU selects 18-22 Wells Scholars. Named in honor of the university's former president, Herman B Wells, the prestigious scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study on the Bloomington campus. Full story.

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