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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 8, 2011

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Empirical evidence confirms that lawmakers facing local pressure obstruct national progress
Indiana Resource Center for Autism to co-host screening of 'Wretches & Jabberers'
IU School of Education graduate student awarded prestigious Wells Fellowship
North Carolina A&T joins IU and 11 other historically black colleges and universities in STEM effort
Kelley Indianapolis students to explore the emerging economy in Russia
Delegation of IU scholars, state business executives and journalists visiting China March 11-19
IU Auditorium to present 'Thomas & Friends Live!' April 11-12
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Empirical evidence confirms that lawmakers facing local pressure obstruct national progress
In a new twist on the "all politics is local" theory, first-of-its-kind empirical research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business demonstrates how lawmakers knowingly and willingly obstruct desperately needed national progress to please local constituents -- and often, keep themselves in office. Read the complete story.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism to co-host screening of 'Wretches & Jabberers'
The Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at Indiana University and the Autism Society of Indiana have been selected by the Autism Society of America (ASA) to host two screenings of the film Wretches & Jabberers, on April 16 in Bloomington and April 23 in Indianapolis, to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education graduate student awarded prestigious Wells Fellowship
The Indiana University Graduate School has awarded Julie Frye, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction at the IU School of Education, with the 2011-12 Wells Graduate Fellowship. Read the complete story.

North Carolina A&T joins IU and 11 other historically black colleges and universities in STEM effort
North Carolina A&T State University has joined with Indiana University and 11 historically black colleges and universities in a partnership aimed at increasing the number of African Americans pursuing careers as researchers and scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Read the complete story.

Kelley Indianapolis students to explore the emerging economy in Russia
A group of Evening M.B.A. students from the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis will travel to Russia this month for what has become an annual study tour of emerging economies across the world. Read the complete story.

Delegation of IU scholars, state business executives and journalists visiting China March 11-19
Two research centers at Indiana University Bloomington have organized a delegation of IU scholars, state business executives and journalists, who will leave for southeast China on Friday (March 11) for an eight-day visit. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium to present 'Thomas & Friends Live!' April 11-12
"The adventures in Thomas & Friends highlight the importance of personal integrity. These stories have captured the attention of children and parents alike for generations," said Doug Booher, director of IU Auditorium. "This performance will allow families to unleash their imaginations as they embark on a magical journey alongside Thomas and his friends." Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 4:
Softball: Indiana Senior left-handed pitcher Morgan Melloh gave up two hits and fanned 13 to help Indiana take a 2-0 decision over Chattanooga. Read the game notes.
Baseball: T.C. Knipp was the hero in the Hoosiers' 6-5 extra inning win over Morehead State Friday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The No. 41 Indiana women's tennis team fell to No. 14 Notre Dame on Friday afternoon in Bloomington, 6-1. Read the match notes.
Softball: In yet another gem in the circle by Indiana's Morgan Melloh, the Hoosiers' offense was not able to get into the scoring column against No. 1 Georgia (15-1) and fell to the Bulldogs by a 2-0 score. Read the game notes.
Women's Track: Indiana's women's distance medley relay ran the third-fastest time in school history on day one of the Alex Wilson Invitational. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: Zach Mayhew took fourth in the men's 5,000 meters, posting a time of 14:00.26. Emma Kimoto took fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.72m (5-7.75). Read the meet notes.

Results for March 5:
Men's Basketball: Verdell Jones III scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a return to his hometown, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana men's basketball team fell at Illinois, 72-48, in the final game of the regular season. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (5-8) women's water polo team scored six second half goals, including three from Lauren Wyckoff in the fourth period to hold off Princeton, 9-8, and win their third consecutive game. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers (6-3) knocked in three eighth-inning runs Saturday at Tennessee (6-2) to secure the 6-3 winner. Read the game notes.
Men's Track: USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day, Bloomington
Championships, the last chance came at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational and the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier. Read the meet notes.
Wrestling: The Hoosiers won seven of eight bouts on day two of the 2011 Big Ten Championships, including third-place finishes for Kurt Kinser and Matt Powless to punch their tickets to the NCAA Championships. Read the match notes.

Results for March 6:
Softball: The Indiana bats were not phased by a day off on Saturday due to rain, as they came out swinging against James Madison (9-4) and came away with a 5-1 victory. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis got its 10th victory of the season Sunday, defeating Wright State 6-1. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (7-8) women's water polo team scored early and often in their weekend finale in Princeton, N.J. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Missed opportunities, poor baserunning and erratic pitching by the Hoosier Baseball team (6-4) all played a role in a 6-2 loss to Bradley (6-4) on Sunday. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for March 9:
Baseball: Indiana State, 3 p.m., Terre Haute, Ind.

Scheduled for March 10:
Men's Basketball: Penn State First Round, 7:30 p.m., Indianapolis

Scheduled for March 11:
Women's Water Polo: Hawaii, 4 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Basketball: Quarterfinal, TBA, Indianapolis
Men's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, College Station, Texas
Women's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, College Station, Texas

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IU in the news

Elinor Ostrom study funded by Swedish agency
Swedishwire.com, March 6 -- Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and the Indiana University in the United States are taking part in a three-year, $2.4 million Swedish government-backed study of natural resource management. The project builds on work by IU political scientist and 2009 Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom. Full story.

IU-Notre Dame Facility to be Dedicated
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, March 4 -- A dedication ceremony will be held next week in South Bend for Harper Hall, a $20 million facility for expanded medical and cancer research initiatives. The building houses the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend. Scientists from both universities will use the office and lab space to research cancer biology. Full story.

Jeff grad helps bring solar power to IU campus
JConline.com, March 7 -- Sometime this spring, a solar panel will be placed on the roof of the Indiana University Memorial Union building. And a 2009 Jefferson High School graduate will have a lot to do with it. IU sophomore Nick McKay is a member of Coal Free IU, a group of students sponsored by the Sierra Club. The group recently won a $12,000 grant from the Indiana University Student Foundation to install a 2-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the union. Full story.

Indiana University, University of Kentucky among Louisville area schools with best ROI in BusinessWeek ranking
Bizjournals.com, March 7 -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is the highest-ranked business school in the region on Bloomberg BusinessWeek's annual ranking of undergraduate programs. Full story.

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