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February 11, 2011

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IU India Studies announces its spring lecture series
IU Kelley School MBAs put NYT best-selling 'Good to Great' business principles to work in Africa
IU's Innovate Indiana Fund invests in three promising high-tech startups
Constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage could create unintended results
Sporns' 'Networks of the Brain': a roadmap to new research in brain mapping, virtual models
CLEAR Health Information directors named top U.S. privacy advisors
Jacobs concert at IU Art Museum Sunday celebrates artist Kandinsky, composer Schoenberg
IU center: Indiana's Census shows increasing diversity
IU center: Indiana Census results show population gains and losses all over the map
Actor Hill Harper to speak at IU Auditorium Feb. 19 as part of IU Black History Month activities
American Historical Review: an unusual tale of a Baghdadi Jew in Shanghai
IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2011
Feb. 25 conference will focus on impact of regulatory compliance on Indiana's life science firms
IU Auditorium presents Japanese drumming group Kodo Feb. 25
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU India Studies announces its spring lecture series
This spring's India Studies lecture series at Indiana University will again bring leading political and cultural scholars of India and South Asia to the IU Bloomington campus. The lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will begin on Friday (Feb. 11) with a presentation by Kelly D. Alley, director of anthropology at Auburn University. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School MBAs put NYT best-selling 'Good to Great' business principles to work in Africa
Thanks to a six-member team of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business M.B.A. students, New York Times best-selling author Jim Collins' Good to Great management framework will be shared for the first time with an international nonprofit doing work in Africa. Read the complete story.

IU's Innovate Indiana Fund invests in three promising high-tech startups
Indiana University's Innovate Indiana Fund, designed to invest in emerging-technology startups that both propel IU discoveries toward the marketplace and stimulate Indiana's economy, has completed investments in its first three companies, giving the $10 million fund a solid start. Read the complete story.

Constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage could create unintended results
A proposed resolution that would amend the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage is a bad idea with far-reaching implications, according to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law expert. "Whatever you might think about same-sex marriage, a constitutional amendment to prohibit it is a mistake," said Associate Professor of Law Deborah Widiss. "Similar amendments in other states have led to unintended consequences that can be hard to correct." Read the complete story.

Sporns' 'Networks of the Brain': a roadmap to new research in brain mapping, virtual models
In the emerging discipline of network neuroscience, Indiana University neuroscientist Olaf Sporns is playing a diverse and important role. His book Networks of the Brain, recently published by MIT Press, aims to synthesize the current knowledge and theory pertaining to mapping the brain and presents a fundamental text on this complex subject. Read the complete story.

CLEAR Health Information directors named top U.S. privacy advisors
Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate and Stanley W. Crosley are both in Computerworld's 2010 report, which compiles survey data from hundreds of corporate leaders around the world. The survey maintains separate lists for individual advisers and firms and consultancies that specialize in privacy advice. Read the complete story.

Jacobs concert at IU Art Museum Sunday celebrates artist Kandinsky, composer Schoenberg
Two of the greatest innovators in modern art and music will be celebrated with a concert this Sunday, Feb. 13, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Indiana University Art Museum's Special Exhibitions Gallery (first floor). Faculty and students from IU's Jacobs School of Music will present the concert, titled "Embraced by the Second Viennese School," in honor of the 100th anniversary of the meeting of artist Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). Read the complete story.

IU center: Indiana's Census shows increasing diversity
The latest 2010 Census data released today (Feb. 10) for Indiana portray a state with greater diversity than ever before, according to the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU center: Indiana Census results show population gains and losses all over the map
The 10-county Indianapolis-Carmel metro area fueled much of Indiana's population growth over the past decade, adding 231,137 people, according to analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

Actor Hill Harper to speak at IU Auditorium Feb. 19 as part of IU Black History Month activities
Actor Hill Harper, known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS drama "CSI: New York," will lecture at Indiana University as part of the university's Black History Month Celebration. Read the complete story.

American Historical Review: an unusual tale of a Baghdadi Jew in Shanghai
Silas Aaron Hardoon was said to be the wealthiest foreigner in Shanghai when he died in 1931, with an estate valued at $150 million. But questions soon arose: Would the inheritance of the estate be subject to the laws and traditions of Britain, the Ottoman Empire or the Jewish Diaspora? Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2011
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present more than 60 events during IU's 27th Annual ArtsWeek (Feb. 17-27), adding to the annual winter festival that showcases the wide range of artistic expression on the IU Bloomington campus and in the Bloomington community. Read the complete story.

Feb. 25 conference will focus on impact of regulatory compliance on Indiana's life science firms
A relatively new administration, leadership and legislation all contribute to the recent changes in how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performs its role. At the same time, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, nutritionals, medical devices and diagnostic equipment, and other medical technologies are constantly looking for new ways to distribute, market and sell their products. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium presents Japanese drumming group Kodo Feb. 25
Legendary drumming group Kodo will fill the IU Auditorium with rhythm and virtuosity Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its 30th Anniversary One Earth Tour. The drummers of Kodo use the ancient taiko drum as the foundation for a collaboration of dance, vocals and other regionally significant instruments while conveying a message of cultural acceptance. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for February 8:
Men's Basketball: Despite being down by just eight with less than four minutes to go, the Indiana men's basketball team fell at No. 12/14 Purdue, 67-53. Read the game notes.

Results for February 10:
Softball: The Wildcats (1-0) scored two unearned runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 4-0 win over the Hoosiers (0-1). Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: The Hoosiers picked up a win at Illinois on Thursday night, 59-52. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for February 11:
Men's Tennis: Illinois State, 10 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Track: Hoosier Hills, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Hoosier Hills, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: UCF, 6 p.m., Bloomington,
Wrestling: Michigan State, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Nevada, 7:30 p.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Match Play Championship Feb. 11-12, All Day, Palm Beach, Fla. (PGA National - The Champions Course)
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark

Scheduled for February 12:
Men's Track: Hoosier Hills, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Track: Hoosier Hills, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Tennis: Tennessee, 12 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Softball: Cal Poly, 12 p.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Men's Basketball: Michigan, 4 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Softball: RV Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day Fayetteville, Ark.
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Swimming: OSU Winter Open, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for February 13:
Softball: 12 California, 10 a.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Men's Tennis: Oklahoma, 12 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Basketball: Penn State, 12:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: Toledo, 6 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Swimming: OSU Winter Open, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, All Day, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Scheduled for February 14:
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, All Day, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Scheduled for February 15:
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, All Day, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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IU in the news

IU, Purdue Endowments Rank High
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Feb. 8 -- A national ranking for the market value of university endowments places Indiana University and Purdue University in the top 15. Purdue ranks 10th, while Indiana University comes 13th in this year's survey of more than 845 U.S. colleges and universities. Full story.

IU receives most donations in 2010
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 10 -- IU ranks first among public universities in the amount of voluntary financial support it received in 2010. All eight IU campuses received a total of $342.8 million from the IU Foundation, Riley Children's Foundation and from non-governmental research grants. Together, these gifts resulted in a 38.5 percent donation increase from 2009. Full story.

In Search of Alcoholism Genes -- Identifying Links to Drinking May Lead to Drug Treatments Tailored to Your DNA
Washington Post, Feb. 8 -- Howard J. Edenberg, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is one of four principal investigators in the government-funded Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), which has been tracking alcoholism in families since 1989. Full story.

Business and Law Go Hand-in-Hand
U.S. News and World Report and Graduate Management News, Feb. 11 -- If you're a prospective grad student torn between pursuing a law degree and an M.B.A., you just might find the best of both worlds by choosing a joint J.D./M.B.A. program that can open up an array of career opportunities in less time than you think. The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University offers both three and four-year joint J.D./M.B.A. degree programs. Munirpallam Venkataramanan, associate dean of programs at the Kelley School says the school's efforts to engage in emerging markets has lead IU's Maurer Law School and the Kelley School to a collaboration with O.P. Jindal Global University in India to create the school's new dual master's degree. Full story. Full story 2.
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