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February 4, 2011

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IU's Polish Studies Center presents free concert honoring Polish music tradition
IU Bloomington seeks student commencement speakers
Indiana University jumps to first place among public universities in national Total Voluntary Support rankings
Maurer School of Law offers free tax return assistance to low-income taxpayers
Expert panel: Obama's goal for electric vehicles requires 'bold action'
Extensions of the Tradition concert Feb. 20 will feature organist Leo Davis Jr
Young people with disabilities discover Project SEARCH, Indiana's new path to employment
IU awarded graduate Flagship program for Chinese education
'Spring Awakening,' winner of eight Tony Awards, makes Bloomington debut Feb. 22 at IU Auditorium
IU Health & Wellness: Savvy snacking at Super Bowl parties, concussion myths
Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee highlights ArtsWeek 2011
Informatics students discover, alert Facebook to threat allowing access to private data, phishing
Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr appointed concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Animal with the most genes? A tiny crustacean
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's Polish Studies Center presents free concert honoring Polish music tradition
Last year, people all over the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of legendary Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. This Sunday, the Bloomington community will have the opportunity to celebrate the music of Chopin and several other important Polish composers in a free, open-to-the-public concert at 8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in Auer Hall. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington seeks student commencement speakers
Indiana University Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today that nominations and applications are being sought for student speakers for the May 7, 2011, undergraduate commencement ceremonies at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Indiana University jumps to first place among public universities in national Total Voluntary Support rankings
Indiana University jumped to first place among public universities in the nation in the amount of support it received from the private sector in fiscal year 2010. In the ranking released today (Feb. 2) by the Council for Aid to Education, Indiana University also ranks first in the Big Ten and tenth among all colleges and universities in the nation. Read the complete story.

Maurer School of Law offers free tax return assistance to low-income taxpayers
Students from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Kelley School of Business will be providing free tax assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled and limited English-speaking residents over the next month. Read the complete story.

Expert panel: Obama's goal for electric vehicles requires 'bold action'
While President Barack Obama's State of the Union address displayed a big vision for electric cars in America, a new blue-ribbon study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that the president's vision needs bold action from the auto industry, federal government and the scientific community to ensure those goals are realized. Read the complete story.

Extensions of the Tradition concert Feb. 20 will feature organist Leo Davis Jr
Indiana University's African American Arts Institute, in collaboration with the IU Jacobs School of Music and the Archives of African American Music and Culture, will present the annual "Extensions of the Tradition" concert on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Auer Hall, 200 S. Jordan Ave. Read the complete story.

Young people with disabilities discover Project SEARCH, Indiana's new path to employment
Matthew McCaslin had a good year in 2010, and so far, 2011 looks good too. As a mailroom associate at Pitney Bowes' Indiana Government Center Office in Indianapolis, McCaslin is working 40 hours a week at $9.50 an hour and receiving health insurance and other benefits. He understands that in a time of recession and layoffs, many people his age could not find work last year. McCaslin, however, is a 2009 graduate of Project SEARCH Indiana -- the source of his good fortune. Read the complete story.

IU awarded graduate Flagship program for Chinese education
The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) within the U.S. Department of Defense, has chosen Indiana University as the only location for its graduate level activities in Chinese. Read the compelte story.

'Spring Awakening,' winner of eight Tony Awards, makes Bloomington debut Feb. 22 at IU Auditorium
Broadway's eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening will be performed one night only, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., at IU Auditorium. This rock-musical adaption (of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind) explores the topics of teen suicide, sexual urges, unplanned pregnancy and physical abuse through the eyes of three teenagers. Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness: Savvy snacking at Super Bowl parties, concussion myths
Just as marketers for the food industry have their strategies to boost sales, sports fans can create their own strategies to avoid over-eating while they cheer for their favorite team, says Antonio Williams, sport branding and fitness expert in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the complete story.

Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee highlights ArtsWeek 2011
Award-winning film director Spike Lee, among the best-known filmmakers today, will appear at IU Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 26, as the signature event of the 27th annual ArtsWeek. Earlier in the day, Lee also will spend time in conversation with Bloomington-area middle and high school students at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Read the complete story.

Informatics students discover, alert Facebook to threat allowing access to private data, phishing
A Facebook security vulnerability discovered by a pair of doctoral students at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing that allowed malicious websites to uncover a visitor's real name, access their private data and post bogus content on their behalf has been repaired, Facebook has confirmed. Read the complete story.

Jacobs Professor Alexander Kerr appointed concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed Alexander Kerr as concertmaster, effective Sep. 1, 2011. While taking on these duties, Kerr will maintain his post as a full-time professor of music in the Jacobs School. Read the complete story.

Animal with the most genes? A tiny crustacean
Complexity ever in the eye of its beholders, the animal with the most genes -- about 31,000 -- is the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea. By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. Daphnia is the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for February 2:
Men's Basketball: Indiana posted its third-straight home victory and its second victory of the season over a ranked opponent with a 60-57 win over No. 18 Minnesota. Read the game notes.

Results for February 3:
Women's Basketball: In a tight game on Thursday night, the Hoosiers let a late lead slip from their grasp as Minnesota picked up the win in Bloomington, 65-59. Read the game notes.
Men's Swimming: The Hoosiers walked away with nine event victories at the meet, including wins in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke which earned sophomore Eric Ress Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors. Read the meet notes.
Women's Swimming: The women's 200 medley relay team of Taylor Wohrley, Bronwyn Pasloski, Brittany Barwegen and Sara Delay took seventh in a time of 1:41.19, a season best and NCAA B cut. Read the meet notes.

Scheduled for February 4:
Women's Tennis: Duke, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: UC Davis, 4 p.m., Davis, Calif.
Men's Tennis: Harvard, 5 p.m., Cambridge, Mass.
Wrestling: Iowa, 7 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Track: Meyo Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Men's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Track: Meyo Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.

Scheduled for February 5:
Women's Water Polo: USC, 10:50 AM, Palo Alto, Calif
Men's Swimming: Purdue, 12 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Iowa, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: William & Mary, 4 p.m., Cambridge, Mass.
Women's Water Polo: Hawaii, 5:15 p.m., Palo Alto, Calif.
Men's Track: Hoosier Invitational Non-Division I Meet, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: Meyo Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Women's Track: Meyo Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Men's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Golf: The Big Red Shootout, All Day, Fort Myers, Fla.
Women's Track: Hoosier Invitational Non-Division I Meet, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: GaREAT Collegiate Invitational, All Day, Geneva, Ohio
Men's Track: GaREAT Collegiate Invitational, All Day, Geneva, Ohio
Women's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa

Scheduled for February 6:
Women's Water Polo: UCLA, 9:10 a.m., Palo Alto, Calif.
Women's Tennis: Butler, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 2 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Tennis: Memphis, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Water Polo: TBD, TBA, Palo Alto, Calif.
Men's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
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IU in the news

'Water flea' important indicator of environmental contamination
Sify.com, NPR.org, USA Today, World Science, Feb. 4, 3 -- A study has said that 'water fleas' could be indicators of environmental toxins and pollutants. Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium, an international network of scientists led by the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University-Bloomington and the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4.

Gifts to Indiana University increased 38% in 2010
Courier-journal.com, Wopular.com, Feb. 2 -- Charitable contributions to Indiana University rose by more than one-third last year, putting IU back in the ranks of the 20 schools receiving the most gifts nationwide, according to a survey being released Wednesday. Full story. Full story 2.

Donors Giving More to IU
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Feb. 3 -- Indiana University is among the top institutions in the nation for private sector support in fiscal 2010. IU says it received nearly $343 million in gifts, a 38 percent increase compared to the previous year. The findings from the Council for Aid to Education show IU ranks first in the Big Ten and 10th among all colleges and universities in the country. Full story.

Spike Lee to speak at IU for ArtsWeek
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 3 -- Film director Spike Lee will appear at Indiana University Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, in what university officials describe as the signature event of the 27th annual ArtsWeek. Earlier in the day, Lee also will spend time in conversation with Bloomington-area middle and high school students at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Full story.
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