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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 4, 2011

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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert
Biologist Innes a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
18 collaborative projects receive new research funding
IU's Kelley School of Business expands its successful GLOBASE program to India
Rising CO2 is causing plants to release less water to the atmosphere, researchers say
IU Jacobs School Professor David Dzubay receives 2011 American Academy Arts and Letters Award
Media Advisory: 65th Annual IU Business Conference is Friday in Indianapolis
IU Union Board to present performance by comedian Sarah Silverman
IU center to participate in research funded by Swedish agency
Carol Burnett to perform at IU Auditorium as the 2011 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer
Media Advisory: CEEP director available for comment on upcoming Indiana charter school report
New documentary from WTIU-TV explores craft beer and micro-brewing in Indiana
IU's Kelley School moves up among elite undergraduate programs ranked by 'Bloomberg Business Week'
Patient pioneers sought to help doctors help others
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU Jacobs School of Music presents Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will honor one of its former faculty members during the free Nelli Shkolnikova Memorial Concert on Monday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Auer Concert Hall. Read the complete story.

Biologist Innes a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Roger Innes, chair of the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Biology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. It is a major honor for scientists who study bacteria and viruses. Read the complete story.

18 collaborative projects receive new research funding
Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge Josť has announced that 18 projects involving IU faculty members have been awarded IU Collaborative Research Grants, ranging from $30,000 to $70,000. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School of Business expands its successful GLOBASE program to India
As an M.B.A. student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, Joni Lewis is working to use her accounting background to move into a strategy and corporate finance role. She wants to work for a company that highly values social responsibility and is dedicated to helping the communities in which it operates. Read the complete story.

Rising CO2 is causing plants to release less water to the atmosphere, researchers say
As carbon dioxide levels have risen during the last 150 years, the density of pores that allow plants to breathe has dwindled by 34 percent, restricting the amount of water vapor the plants release to the atmosphere, report scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and Utrecht University in the Netherlands in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (now online). Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School Professor David Dzubay receives 2011 American Academy Arts and Letters Award
David Dzubay, professor and chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Composition, has been awarded a 2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music. Read the complete story.

65th Annual IU Business Conference is Friday in Indianapolis
Among those participating in a morning-long panel discussion on the role of government intervention in a market-based economy will be Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and chief executive officer of Ener1 Inc.; R. David Hoover, chairman and former CEO of Ball Corp.; Kevin T. Kabat, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp; and Derica W. Rice, chief financial officer and executive vice president for global services at Eli Lilly and Co. Gerry Dick, host of "Inside Indiana Business," will moderate the discussion. Read the complete story.

IU Union Board to present performance by comedian Sarah Silverman
Comedian-actress Sarah Silverman will perform at Indiana University Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the IU Auditorium. Tickets will be available starting Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets, and at the IU Auditorium Box Office. Read the complete story.

IU center to participate in research funded by Swedish agency
The key Swedish scientific research agency has awarded funding for a three-year project, "Human Cooperation to Manage Natural Resources," to the Environmental Economics Unit of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Read the complete story.

Carol Burnett to perform at IU Auditorium as the 2011 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer
"Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions" is the IU Department of Theatre and Drama's 2011 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecture. Read the complete story.

CEEP director available for comment on upcoming Indiana charter school report
Jonathan Plucker, director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University, will be available for comment on the release of a new report regarding the performance of Indiana students in charter schools compared to those in other public schools. Read the complete story.

New documentary from WTIU-TV explores craft beer and micro-brewing in Indiana
A new documentary film from Indiana University's WTIU-TV, Hoosier Hospitality: Craft Beer, takes viewers on an arm-chair journey throughout Indiana to learn the stories behind craft beer and the art of micro-brewing in the Hoosier state. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School moves up among elite undergraduate programs ranked by 'Bloomberg Business Week'
During a year when Bloomberg Business Week's annual ranking of undergraduate business schools underwent a shake-up due to economic conditions, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business consistently has remained in the publication's Top 20 and moved up one position to 18th. Read the complete story.

Patient pioneers sought to help doctors help others
An organization dedicated to improving medical innovation in Indiana is reaching out to those who want to help doctors interested in developing new and better treatments for patients throughout the state. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 2:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (4-3) won their first midweek game of the season, grabbing an 8-7 winner at Xavier (2-5). Read the game notes.

Results for March 3:
Women's Basketball: In a game where neither team led by more than eight points with eight ties and 16 lead changes, the Boilermakers jumped ahead down the stretch to earn the 66-62 victory. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Verdell Jones III led three Hoosiers with 18 points, but it wasn't enough as No. 10 Wisconsin defeated Indiana, 77-67, on Senior Night in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for March 4:
Softball: Chattanooga, 11 a.m., Athens, Ga.
Baseball: Morehead State, 1 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Women's Tennis: Notre Dame, 3 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: 1 Georgia, 3 p.m., Athens, Ga.
Women's Basketball: Big Ten Tournament, TBA, Indianapolis
Women's Track: Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Men's Track: Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.

Scheduled for March 5:
Softball: Campbell, 11 a.m., Athens, Ga.
Men's Basketball: Illinois, 12 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Women's Water Polo: Princeton, 12:30 p.m., Princeton, N.J.
Softball: 1 Georgia, 3 p.m., Athens, Ga.
Women's Water Polo: Marist, 4 p.m., Princeton, N.J.
Baseball: Tennessee, 4 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Men's Track: USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Women's Track: USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day, Notre Dame, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Big Ten Tournament, TBA, Indianapolis
Wrestling: Big Ten Championships March 5-6, All Day, Evanston, Ill.

Scheduled for March 6:
Softball: James Madison, 9 a.m., Athens, Ga.
Men's Tennis: Wright State, 10 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Maryland, 11 a.m., Princeton, N.J.
Baseball: Bradley, 12 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Men's Tennis: TBA, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Basketball: Big Ten Tournament, TBA, Indianapolis
Women's Track: USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day, Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU shares in $2.4M Swedish environmental study
Chicago Tribune, March 2 --Indiana University researchers are taking part in a three-year, $2.4 million Swedish government-backed study of natural resource management. Full story.

Website to Encourage Medical Research
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, March 2 -- INresearch.org, a new website from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a collaboration between Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, will connect citizens to cutting-edge medical research at these institutions with a click of a button. Anyone who signs up online will be eligible to participate in research studies, also known as "clinical trials," happening throughout the state, including IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, IU Health West Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Full story.

To become sustainable
Southbendtribune.com March 3 -- To meet the challenge, the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future is launching the Michiana Sustainability Leadership Program, a three-year initiative that begins March 11 with a Sustainability and Innovation workshop in collaboration with The Natural Step USA. Full story.

"Profound" plant water cycle changes add new wildcard to climate change guesstimates
Scienceagogo.com, March 4 -- Botanists from Indiana University (IU) and Utrecht University (Netherlands) have discovered that rising carbon dioxide levels over the last 150 years have reduced the density of the pores (known as stomata) that plants use to breathe by 34 percent, dramatically lowering the amount of water vapor the plants release to the atmosphere. Full story.

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