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January 14, 2011

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SPEA policy brief: Networks, collaboration are keys to effective emergency response
Live From Bloomington fundraiser celebrates 25 years with CD, concerts at Buskirk and Bluebird
IUSA rideshare community hits 2,000 active users
Indiana University Bloomington achieves STARS Silver sustainability rating
Legislative forum to be held at IU Alumni Association on Jan. 28
IU Office of Sustainability announces internships for summer of 2011
Illinois death penalty will end "with a whimper": IU Maurer School of Law expert
Carnegie classification recognizes IU Bloomington for community engagement
IU students well represented among international fellowship and scholarship recipients
IU Health & Wellness
Six IU Bloomington groups receive Arthur R. Metz Philanthropic Funds for student projects
IU expert: Illinois income-tax increase is "honest, transparent" but politically risky
Upright Citizen's Brigade Touring Company to perform two free shows at IU
Blue Man Group to make Bloomington debut at IU Auditorium Feb. 1-2
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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SPEA policy brief: Networks, collaboration are keys to effective emergency response
Governments and agencies must embrace the "principle of horizontality" in order to respond more effectively to future catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina, an Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs professor says in the latest issue of SPEA Insights. Read the complete story.

Live From Bloomington fundraiser celebrates 25 years with CD, concerts at Buskirk and Bluebird
The annual Live From Bloomington Food Drive for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank is scheduled for the week of Jan. 16. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has proclaimed that week "Live From Bloomington Hunger Awareness Week" in honor of the project's 25th anniversary. Read the complete story.

IUSA rideshare community hits 2,000 active users
The Indiana University Student Association announced today (Jan. 12) that its Zimride Community, a private network for ridesharing, now exceeds 2,000 active users. Launched in April 2010, Zimride (http://www.zimride.com/iub) provides IU Bloomington students, staff and faculty an easy way to find and share rides with one another. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington achieves STARS Silver sustainability rating
Indiana University Bloomington became the seventh school in North America to report using a comprehensive new campus sustainability benchmark, receiving a "silver" rating. The rating system, called the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Read the complete story.

Legislative forum to be held at IU Alumni Association on Jan. 28
The Monroe County Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association and Hoosiers for Higher Education will sponsor their annual legislative forum on Friday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St., on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

IU Office of Sustainability announces internships for summer of 2011
To continue to build on the success of Indiana University's Bloomington campus sustainability initiative, the IU Office of Sustainability will offer the Summer Internship Program in Sustainability for the fifth year. Read the complete story.

Illinois death penalty will end "with a whimper": IU Maurer School of Law expert
Both houses of the Illinois legislature have voted to abolish the death penalty, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn. Given the politics of the death penalty, this result was probably inevitable, according to a death penalty expert at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Read the complete story.

Carnegie classification recognizes IU Bloomington for community engagement
Indiana University Bloomington has been selected for 2010 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizing the campus's commitment to engagement through teaching, research, service and partnerships. Read the complete story.

IU students well represented among international fellowship and scholarship recipients
Students from Indiana University Bloomington received more than 35 nationally competitive awards that sent them to study in countries around the world last summer and during the 2010-2011 academic year. Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness
If you're going to fall, fall like a snowflake. Avoiding falls on the ice and snow involves some "mental preparation" in addition to some "purposeful movement," says Michelle Miller, an exercise physiologist at Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and an American College of Sports Medicine-certified exercise specialist. Read the complete story.

Six IU Bloomington groups receive Arthur R. Metz Philanthropic Funds for student projects
The Indiana University Student Foundation (IUSF) recently awarded $25,000 in grant funds from the Arthur R. Metz Philanthropic Opportunity Fund to six IU Bloomington campus student groups. The program awards $50,000 in two installments, in fall and spring. Student groups that support a philanthropic cause can receive up to $5,000 with a qualifying grant proposal. Read the complete story.

IU expert: Illinois income-tax increase is "honest, transparent" but politically risky
The Illinois legislature voted in a lame-duck session this week to increase the state's personal income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent in order to help close a budget deficit projected to hit $15 billion. John Mikesell, Chancellor's Professor and a public finance expert at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, says the move, though politically controversial, makes sense in light of Illinois' budget problems. Read the complete story.

Upright Citizen's Brigade Touring Company to perform two free shows at IU
Upright Citizen's Brigade Touring Company will present two free, open-to-the-public comedy shows at Indiana University's Indiana Memorial Union this month at 8 p.m., Jan. 21, in the IMU State Room East, and 8 p.m., Jan. 22 in the IMU Georgian Room. Read the complete story.

Blue Man Group to make Bloomington debut at IU Auditorium Feb. 1-2
The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group is best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald, blue-painted characters who take the audience on a funny, intelligent and visually stunning journey accompanied by a live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 13:
Women's Basketball: Indiana rallied from a nine-point deficit to take a lead late in the game against Illinois, but the Illini outscored the Hoosiers 13-4 in the final 2:52 to earn a 74-67 win in Bloomington. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for January 14:
Wrestling: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Tennis: University of Georgia Invitational Jan 14-16, All Day, Athens, Ga.

Scheduled for January 15:
Men's Basketball: Michigan, 8 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Purdue, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Track: Purdue, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for January 16:
Women's Basketball: Iowa, 2: p.m., Iowa City, Iowa

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IU in the news

Want a Smaller Waist? Take More Breaks From Sitting
Livescience.com, Jan. 12 -- Researchers have been "following the relationship between markers of sedentary behavior, such as TV watching and screen time, but now we have started to objectively quantify physical inactivity as well as activity," said Jeanne D. Johnston, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Indiana University who was not involved with the new study. Full story.

Bloomington Lands International Conference
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Jan. 14 -- Bloomington has been chosen as the site of the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference in June 2012 and 2013. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend each of the five-day conference, which will be held on the Indiana University campus. Full story.

Cinema marks new point for IU history
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 14 -- The buzz and anticipation for the grand opening of the IU Cinema has been culminating for the past 15 months since the start of the theater's restoration. The cinema, which is THX certified, has a 16 mm and a 35 mm projector. The cinema is also 3-D and reel-to-reel capable, allowing the theater to eventually show any of the 82,000 movie reels the University has in its archives, IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers said. Full story.

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