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March 11, 2011

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What doctors (and patients) can learn from air traffic controllers
School of Education researcher investigating how 'Guitar Hero' might produce the next prodigy
UITS honored by state council for imagery technology supporting public, private sectors
2011 Diversity Day theme at IU is 'Conversation: Diversity, Ethnicity and Internationalism'
IU Auditorium presents world-class dance company the Joffrey Ballet
Singing Hoosiers to present Spring Concert at IU Auditorium
Zorn appointed IU faculty athletics representative
Josh Bleill talk part of IU Disability Awareness Week, other activities planned
IU-National Guard partnership teaches officers Afghan languages, demonstrates winning approach
IU Kelley School of Business awarded $1.35 million USAID grant to spur entrepreneurship in Barbados
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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What doctors (and patients) can learn from air traffic controllers
A review of 35 years of scientific medical studies confirms that the social and emotional context of the doctor-patient relationship have yet to be incorporated into the equation when it comes to health care. Read the complete story.

School of Education researcher investigating how 'Guitar Hero' might produce the next prodigy
You might wonder what kids who spend a lot of their time playing "Guitar Hero," messing around in "Garage Band," or painting a picture on a Wii game system might be getting out of it. An Indiana University School of Education professor wonders why they might not get a real passion for the arts. Read the complete story.

UITS honored by state council for imagery technology supporting public, private sectors
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the new high-tech imagery being provided by Indiana University's University Information Technology Services (UITS) for use by everyone from local historians to international researchers is also being translated into countless economic and educational opportunities for both the public and private sectors. Read the complete story.

2011 Diversity Day theme at IU is 'Conversation: Diversity, Ethnicity and Internationalism'
A "dialogue-in" will be a highlight of Indiana University Bloomington's third annual Diversity Day, a campus-wide celebration on March 23 centered on the theme "Conversation: Diversity, Ethnicity and Internationalism." Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium presents world-class dance company the Joffrey Ballet
This world-renowned group is known as "America's Ballet Company of Firsts" for good reason: It was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first American ballet company to visit Russia, the first classical dance company to incorporate multimedia into its performances -- and the first, and only, dance company to be featured on the cover of Time magazine. Read the complete story.

Singing Hoosiers to present Spring Concert at IU Auditorium
Led by Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Schwartzkopf, the Jacobs School ensemble -- widely considered the finest collegiate show choir in the United States -- will perform an entertaining program of Broadway favorites, jazz selections and other American popular songs, all with dazzling choreography, energy and style. Read the complete story.

Zorn appointed IU faculty athletics representative
Kurt Zorn, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been appointed faculty athletics representative for Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced today. Read the complete story.

Josh Bleill talk part of IU Disability Awareness Week, other activities planned
Marine veteran Josh Bleill on March 22 will share with a Bloomington audience his experiences and insights as an enlisted soldier in Iraq, a double-amputee undergoing rehabilitation, and most recently as the community spokesman for the Indianapolis Colts. Read the complete story.

IU-National Guard partnership teaches officers Afghan languages, demonstrates winning approach
Last year a call went out to the brightest ROTC students across the nation -- and they answered. Recent graduates from Harvard, Indiana University, Virginia Tech and other universities traveled to a gritty urban-stylized National Guard facility in southeastern Indiana to immerse themselves in Afghan culture and language. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School of Business awarded $1.35 million USAID grant to spur entrepreneurship in Barbados
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has been awarded a $1.35 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) to help the Caribbean nation of Barbados stimulate the creation of new companies there. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 9:
Baseball: Playing in the state of Indiana for the first time this season, the Hoosier Baseball team (7-4) picked up a 6-4 road victory at Indiana State (5-6). Read the game notes.

Results for March 10:
Men's Basketball: The Indiana men's basketball team fell just short to Penn State, 61-55. Read the game notes.

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

Scheduled for March 12:
Women's Water Polo: Cal State Bakersfield, 9:30 a.m., San Diego, Calif.
Women's Tennis: Purdue, 11 a.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Softball: Missouri State, 2:15 p.m., Norman, Okla.
Baseball: Central Michigan, 2:30 p.m., Lakeland, Fla.Polk State College
Softball: 10 Oklahoma, 4 p.m., Norman, Okla.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, College Station, Texas
Men's Basketball: Semifinal, TBA, Indianapolis
Men's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, College Station, Texas
Men's Tennis: Purdue, TBA, Bloomington

Scheduled for March 13:
Softball: Arkansas: Pine Bluff, 11 a.m., Norman, Okla.
Women's Water Polo: San Diego State, 11:15 a.m., San Diego, Calif.
Softball: TBD, 3:30 p.m., Norman, Okla.
Baseball: Akron, 5 p.m., Winter Haven, Fla.Chain of Lakes Park Stadium
Women's Water Polo: UC San Diego, 5:30 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Basketball: Final, TBA, Indianapolis

Scheduled for March 14:
Baseball: Pittsburgh, 11 a.m., Winter Haven, Fla.Chain of Lakes Park Stadium
Women's Golf: Lumberjack Shootout, All Day, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Scheduled for March 15:
Men's Tennis: Arizona, 12 p.m.,Tucson, Ariz.
Baseball: Jacksonville State, 3 p.m., Lakeland, Fla.Lake Myrtle Park Main Field
Softball: Tulsa, 4 p.m., Tulsa, Okla.,
Softball: Northern Iowa, 6 p.m., Tulsa, Okla.
Men's Tennis: Scottsdale CC, 6:30 p.m., Tucson, Ariz.
Women's Golf: Lumberjack Shootout, All Day, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Scheduled for March 16:
Baseball: Massachusetts, 2 p.m., Lakeland, Fla. Lake Myrtle Park Main Field
Women's Tennis: Las Vegas Invitational March 16-17, All Day, Las Vegas, Nev.
Women's Golf: Lumberjack Shootout, All Day, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Scheduled for March 17:
Baseball: Bucknell, 11:30 a.m., Lakeland, Fla.Henley Field
Women's Water Polo: California Baptist, 1 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
Women's Water Polo: Siena, 3:45 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
Women's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Austin, Texas
Wrestling: NCAA Championships March 17-19, All Day, Philadelphia, Penn. (Wachovia Center)

Scheduled for March 18:
Women's Water Polo: Concordia Calif, 8:30 a.m., Riverside, Calif.
Softball: Central Michigan, 2:30 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Iona, 2:30 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
Baseball: Army, 3 p.m., Lakeland, Fla.Henley Field
Softball: Wright State, 4:45 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: Redlands, 7 p.m., Redlands, Calif.
Women's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Austin, Texas

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IU in the news

Plants Releasing Less Water Due to Rising CO2, Study Says
Eponline.com, March 9 -- 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). Full story.

Hospital, staff offer top-quality health
Heraldargus.com, March 9 -- Congratulations to Indiana University Health (formally known as Clarian Health) on the recent renaming of its nationally recognized health care system. Redefining who they are will better illustrate their breadth of services and statewide reach, reinforce its partnership with Indiana University and its renowned school of medicine, and offer patients access to some of the top doctors and specialists and the latest, most innovative research and treatment options. Full story.

Indiana students receive 12K grant for solar array
WTHR.com, March 9 -- Indiana University students have received a $12,000 grant for a project aimed at installing a 2-kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel on the roof of the on-campus student union. Full story.

New research in brain mapping
Indiana Daily Student, March 11 -- Dr. Olaf Sporns, IU neuroscientist and author of the recent book "Networks of the Brain," gave insight to his research and how it applies to everyday life. Sporns said the book includes research that puts together two separate fields of work that had never been pieced together before: the workings of the brain and networking. Full story.

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