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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 21, 2011

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Cultural Immersion Projects receives international award for innovation
Department of Theatre and Drama opens spring season with Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Angels in America'
History journal explores music piracy, cultural impact of popular music, lynching, incarceration
President of the Australian National University receives IU's Benton Mural Medallion
The Washington Post's Asian correspondent speaking about China's economic role on Feb. 3-4 at IU
SPEA dean: Obama's order on regulations a 'constructive step'
IU Department of Theatre and Drama's summer Indiana Festival Theatre opens in June with 'Music Man'
IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Ensemble to perform at Carmel Palladium opening
'Fiddler on the Roof' brings tradition to Bloomington's IU Auditorium
New inquiry methodology Ph.D. program in IU School of Education enrolling students
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Cultural Immersion Projects receives international award for innovation
The Indiana University School of Education has won a 2011 Innovation Award from the University Design Consortium, an organization founded to challenge public universities around the world to develop innovative strategies to address complex 21st century issues. The University Design Consortium is a project of Arizona State University and Sichuan University in China. Read the complete story.

Department of Theatre and Drama opens spring season with Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Angels in America'
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama continues the second half of its 2010-11 season of award-winning plays on Feb. 4 with Tony Kushner's epic Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches. Read the complete story.

History journal explores music piracy, cultural impact of popular music, lynching, incarceration
Modern-day discussions of music piracy typically focus on the sharing of digital music files over the Internet, an act that's acknowledged to be illegal as well as common. But as Alex S. Cummings writes in the latest Journal of American History, the idea that recording companies "own" the music they produce is a recent development, worked out through 20th century lawsuits and legislation. Read the complete story.

President of the Australian National University receives IU's Benton Mural Medallion
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie on Tuesday presented the university's Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion to Ian Chubb, president and vice chancellor of the Australian National University, that nation's highest-ranked institution of higher education. Read the complete story.

The Washington Post's Asian correspondent speaking about China's economic role on Feb. 3-4 at IU
John Pomfret, an award-winning journalist and diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, will speak on Feb. 3 at the Indiana University School of Journalism in Bloomington. Pomfret, who served as a foreign correspondent for 15 years, currently covers U.S. relations with Asia. Read the complete story.

SPEA dean: Obama's order on regulations a 'constructive step'
President Barack Obama signed an executive order today (Jan. 18) calling on every federal agency to review its regulations to ensure they don't place undue burdens on business. John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said the initiative, even if largely symbolic, is a constructive step forward in countering the growing perception that the Obama Administration is anti-business. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama's summer Indiana Festival Theatre opens in June with 'Music Man'
The season opens with one of America's most-loved musicals, Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, opening June 24 at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre and continuing through July 9. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Ensemble to perform at Carmel Palladium opening
One of the finest Jazz Ensembles from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. as part of the 10-day grand opening of The Palladium in the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

'Fiddler on the Roof' brings tradition to Bloomington's IU Auditorium
IU Auditorium presents Fiddler on the Roof, the beloved musical about tradition and family, on Feb. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. This Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal. Fiddler on the Roof has embarked on its North American Tour, giving audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Jermoe Robbins' original Broadway direction and choreography starring veteran actor John Preece as Tevye. Read the complete story.

New inquiry methodology Ph.D. program in IU School of Education enrolling students
The Indiana University School of Education has opened enrollment for its new Inquiry Methodology Ph.D. program. The new degree could help fill needed roles in designing and interpreting standardized tests. The program emphasizes studying and developing research techniques that can help better inform public debates about education policy. Those admitted to the program will be part of the first class of Inquiry Methodology doctoral students in the fall of 2011. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 20:
Women's Basketball: Indiana fell at home to No. 12/12 Michigan State on Thursday night, 69-55. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: The Indiana men's basketball team led No. 17/18 Wisconsin at halftime and traded the lead with the Badgers for much of the second half, but fell short, 69-60, in Madison. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for January 21:
Women's Track: Gladstein Invitational:All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: Gladstein Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for January 22:
Women's Tennis: Western Michigan, 9:30 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Loyola Marymount, 10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Swimming: Purdue, 11 a.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's Swimming: Tennessee/Georgia, 12 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Men's Tennis: North Carolina State, 2 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Cal State Northridge, 3:40 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Tennis: IUPUI, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Colorado State, 7:15 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Track: Gladstein Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Gladstein Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for January 23:
Women's Water Polo: Stanford, 9:35 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Tennis: Xavier, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Wrestling: Penn State, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Basketball: Penn State, 2 p.m., State College, Pa.
Men's Basketball: Iowa, 3 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Tennis: Ball State, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind

Scheduled for January 25:
Men's Tennis: Kentucky, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: Butler, 6 p.m., Bloomington
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IU in the news

IUPUI grant attracting student science researchers
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 19 -- The School of Science at IUPUI announced Jan. 7 that it received a five-year grant worth $943,000 to fund a new research and mentoring program for students working in biological signaling beginning this summer. Biological signaling includes work done by experts in multiple fields, said Brenda Blacklock, assistant research professor of chemistry and chemical biology. These include biology, chemistry, physics and informatics, among others. Full story.

Researchers' Android Trojan Can "Hear" Credit Card Numbers
Blogs.forbes.com, Jan 19 -- Six researchers at Indiana University and the City University of Hong Kong have created a proof-of-concept program called Soundminer that's capable of using a phone's mic to listen out for credit card numbers. When a user either speaks or types their credit card's digits into the phone, Soundminer parses the audio file, interprets the numbers, and sends them to another app that passes them on to a remote server. Full story.

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