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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 22, 2011

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IU Jacobs School of Music develops cutting-edge career and entrepreneur project
Annual Black Knowledge Bowl to honor black academic achievers Wednesday
Constitutional democracy expert: Egypt's future is bright, but proceed slowly
Polygamy hurt 19th century Mormon wives' evolutionary fitness
Research examines callous-unemotional traits, conduct problems in children
IU receives NEH grant for Picturing John James Audubon Institute
Annual IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 2
Conference at IU to explore constitutionalism in pan-Asia region
IU's CLACS to present lectures by Dean's Beans coffee CEO, 'Soy Andina' documentary director
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU Jacobs School of Music develops cutting-edge career and entrepreneur project
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is working with music career specialist and author Angela Myles Beeching and the Kelley School's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on a yearlong pilot project that offers students an innovative approach to career development and entrepreneurial training. Read the complete story.

Annual Black Knowledge Bowl to honor black academic achievers Wednesday
The "Jeopardy" television show format will again be used to quiz teams on various categories of knowledge relating to black history, culture, art, politics and popular culture in America and the African Diaspora. The teams of undergraduate students will compete for first, second and third-place monetary prizes. Read the complete story.

Constitutional democracy expert: Egypt's future is bright, but proceed slowly
The Egyptian military's plan to submit a revised constitution to a referendum within two months is a step in the right direction, but considerable risks remain and reformers should proceed slowly, according to an expert in constitutional democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Read the complete story.

Polygamy hurt 19th century Mormon wives' evolutionary fitness
Polygamy practiced by some 19th century Mormon men had the curious effect of suppressing the overall offspring numbers of Mormon women in plural marriages, say scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and three other institutions in the March 2011 issue of Evolution and Human Behavior. Read the complete story.

Research examines callous-unemotional traits, conduct problems in children
The research, presented by Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, finds that the emergence of CU traits in childhood is in most cases influenced by genetic factors, especially in boys. However, environmental factors appear to be more significant for the small number of girls who exhibit high levels of CU traits. Read the complete story.

IU receives NEH grant for Picturing John James Audubon Institute
While the purchase of the most expensive printed manuscript in the world was going down in a frenzied, four-minute bidding battle, an identical, immaculate set of Audubon's 19th-century masterpiece remained placidly on public display at Indiana University's Lilly Library, where it has been housed since 1960. Read the complete story.

Annual IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 2
Students considering a career in health care can learn about a wide variety of options on Wednesday, March 2 at the 2011 Indiana University Bloomington Health Programs Fair. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

Conference at IU to explore constitutionalism in pan-Asia region
Distinguished scholars from Indiana University, the Australian National University and other institutions will meet next month to address challenges to constitutional democracy in Asia from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Read the complete story.

IU's CLACS to present lectures by Dean's Beans coffee CEO, 'Soy Andina' documentary director
Dean Cycon, the CEO of Dean's Beans organic coffee, will speak at Indiana University this week in public events Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 23-24). The activist-entrepreneur will present a public lecture titled "Javatrekking: Social Change and Sustainable Business in the Coffeelands" (also the name of his book) Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union's Frangipani Room. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for February 18:
Baseball: Despite out-hitting Virginia Tech, 9-6, the Hoosier baseball team dropped its 2011 season opener, 4-2, in the first game of the Caravelle Resort Invitational down in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nine Hoosiers stranded on the base paths proved to be too much to overcome. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers (3-3) banged out a season-high 12 hits and scored five runs over the final two innings on their way to a 8-2 win over UAB (2-4) Friday at the USF Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. Junior Cassie Gogreve had three hits while Breanna Saucedo and Morgan Melloh both had two hits. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: The Indiana University wrestling team ended the 2011 regular season with a sour taste, coming up short against Purdue in West Lafayette by a final score of 21-12. Four Hoosiers were able to post individual bout victories in the losing effort. Read the match notes.
Softball: The DePaul Blue Demons jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings but the Hoosiers (3-4) battled back with single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings but could not get any closer and suffered a 7-3 loss at the USF Tournament in Clearwater. Read the game notes.
Women's Swimming: A strong morning session which saw Indiana take 13 championship final slots set the Hoosiers up for a big scoring night as they extended their lead on day three of the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Read the meet notes.

Results for February 19:
Women's Tennis: Indiana returned to its home turf and picked up a 7-0 win over No. 34 DePaul on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. Read the match notes.
Softball: Indiana starting pitcher Morgan Melloh had a no-hitter going with two outs in the fourth inning and then Fordham got two more hits in the sixth inning to plate the only two runs of the game and issue the Hoosiers (3-5) a 2-0 defeat at the USF Tournament. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana banged out 14 hits against the University of South Florida on Saturday, the most in nearly three years, on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Bulls (4-4) at the USF Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (0-2) came out on the wrong end of a 6-1 ball game Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Indiana came back from 10 down at halftime to tie the game twice in the final moments against Northwestern, but the Wildcats hung on to steal a win on the road, 70-64, at Assembly Hall on Saturday night. Read the game notes.
Women's Swimming: The evening started with the 1,650 freestyle where freshman Lindsay Vrooman took fourth with a career-best and NCAA B time of 16:12.51. Nikki White was sixth in 16:17.22, also a B cut, and Courey Schaefer 18th (16:47.08-career best). Read the meet notes.

Results for February 20:
Softball: The Indiana University softball team improved to 5-5 on the year with a 7-3 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels Sunday at the USF Tournament. The Hoosiers finish the weekend with a 3-2 mark and hit .329 as a team. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The Hoosiers ended the weekend where they started it on Saturday, with a 7-0 sweep of an opponent. This time it was win over Cleveland State in Bloomington on Sunday afternoon. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Behind the strength of a spectacular pitching performance by a quartet of Hoosiers, the Indiana University baseball team (1-2) gutted out a 2-1 road victory over #18 Coastal Carolina (2-1) in 16 innings. Read the game notes.

Results for February 21:
Women's Golf: After 54 holes of play the Indiana women's golf team is in 13th place with a score of 616 at the 15-team Central District Invitational at the River Wilderness Country Club in Parrish, Fla. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for February 22:
Women's Golf: Central District Invitational, All Day, Parrish, Fla.

Scheduled for February 23:
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 8 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Men's Basketball: Purdue, 8:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for February 24:
Softball: Florida, 1 p.m., Palm Springs, Calif.
Softball: San Diego State, 9 p.m., Palm Springs, Calif.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for February 25:
Softball: California, 4, Palm Springs, Calif.
Men's Tennis: Vanderbilt, 5 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
Baseball: Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 7 p.m., Corpus Christi, Texas
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.
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IU in the news

IU Kelley School MBAs win top prize at national supply chain case competition
Wane.com, Feb. 20 -- A team of MBA students in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business bested challengers from 22 other master's of business administration programs across the nation to earn first place in Purdue University's sixth-annual Global Supply Chain Case Competition last week. Full story.

Ind. economic index sees five-month improvement
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 22 -- According to a report released by the Indiana Business Research Center of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, the Leading Index for Indiana has risen for the past five months. Full story.

Water flea offers key scientific info.
Thedartmouth.com, Feb. 21 -- Despite its size, Daphnia pulex -- a crustacean less than a few millimeters in length -- may revolutionize scientists' understanding of the relationship between genes and the environment, according to a paper written by members of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium, an international group that includes Dartmouth researchers. "The Ecoresponsive Genome of Daphnia pulex," published in the Feb. 4 issue of Science, was written by researchers from the Consortium, led by John Colbourne, associate director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University. Full story.

The growing appeal of healthcare
Financial Times, Feb. 21 -- With healthcare reform on the agenda in the US and the UK, business school students are showing much more interest in an industry that until a few years ago attracted only small numbers of MBAs. "Healthcare reform is one of the catalysts but [MBA interest] started before that," says George Telthorst, director of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at Indiana's Kelley School of Business. "Healthcare is a social good and I think a lot of young MBAs realise they can do good but also have a more stable career in the future." Full story.

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