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Indiana University professors release survey results about Americans' views of China
IU report: State law limiting teen driving reduces crashes
'U.S. News' gives high marks to IU programs in nursing, law, business, education, medicine
New TSA screening policies ineffective, possibly counterproductive, IU expert tells Congress
IU, CACR researchers author InCommon roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure
IU expert: Japan's earthquake preparedness and response offer lessons for others
Amendment barring same-sex marriage unnecessary and vague, IU legal expert tells Senate panel
Leading Index for Indiana sees first fall since August 2010, signaling rocky recovery ahead
IU monitors developing situation in Japan to provide reliable information to students, faculty and staff
IU expert: Japan's earthquake preparedness and response offer lessons for others
IU historian receives Hawley Prize for Cold War book focusing on poverty, food politics
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indiana University professors release survey results about Americans' views of China
A new national survey of Americans finds that many U.S. citizens believe that China's economy is overtaking the United States' in terms of size and influence. They are also somewhat worried that the Asian nation could become a military threat in the future. Read the complete story.

IU report: State law limiting teen driving reduces crashes
Indiana's increased restrictions on teen drivers have resulted in a steep reduction in car accidents involving young drivers, according to a new analysis of crash data by the Indiana Public Policy Institute. Read the complete story.

'U.S. News' gives high marks to IU programs in nursing, law, business, education, medicine
Indiana University graduate programs in business, education, law, medicine and nursing were again ranked among the top programs in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report magazine's Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today (March 15). Read the complete story.

New TSA screening policies ineffective, possibly counterproductive, IU expert tells Congress
The Transportation Security Administration's adoption of whole-body imaging as part of airport screenings has proven ineffective and potentially counterproductive, an IU Maurer School of Law expert said in testimony before a House subcommittee. Read the complete story.

IU, CACR researchers author InCommon roadmap for NSF Cyberinfrastructure
Researchers from Indiana University and its Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research have authored an innovative roadmap for organizations to utilize the InCommon Federation to link U.S. education and research communities for easier and more efficient collaboration and access to shared online resources. Read the complete story.

IU expert: Japan's earthquake preparedness and response offer lessons for others
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week caused tragic suffering and loss of life, but the situation could have been much worse if it weren't for the high quality of Japan's emergency preparedness and response, an Indiana University expert says. Read the complete story.

Amendment barring same-sex marriage unnecessary and vague, IU legal expert tells Senate panel
In testimony today before the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee, an Indiana University Maurer School of Law expert on marriage equality spoke against the adoption of a joint resolution that would amend the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana sees first fall since August 2010, signaling rocky recovery ahead
After five months of consecutives climbs, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) hit a speed bump in February. The LII dipped for the first time since August 2010, moving from 97.4 as initially reported in January to 97.2 in February. This month is a reminder that it will be a rocky road to recovery. Read the complete story.

IU monitors developing situation in Japan to provide reliable information to students, faculty and staff
With continued problems at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and other affected areas in Japan, officials from the Indiana University Emergency Management and Continuity Department, the Office of Overseas Study, the IU Office of Travel Management Services and the IUPUI Radiation Safety Office are monitoring the situation through reliable sources to provide information to IU students, faculty and staff, the general public and media. Read the complete story.

IU expert: Japan's earthquake preparedness and response offer lessons for others
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week caused tragic suffering and loss of life, but the situation could have been much worse if it weren't for the high quality of Japan's emergency preparedness and response, an Indiana University expert says. Read the complete story.

IU historian receives Hawley Prize for Cold War book focusing on poverty, food politics
An Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences historian has received the 2011 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians for his work recounting a neglected battleground of the Cold War -- food -- in the book The Hungry World: America's Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia.
Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 11:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (7-9) women's water polo team battled No. 4 Hawai'i from start to finish on Friday at the 2011 Aztec Invitational, but a Rainbow Wahine goal in the final minute of play proved to be the difference as the Hoosiers fell 3-2. Read the game notes.
Men's Track: The Hoosiers scored nine points on the day and sit in 11th place heading into the final day of competition. Read the meet notes.

Results for March 12:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (8-9) women's water polo team defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 11-2. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis got its fifth straight win over rival Purdue on Saturday, winning 6-1. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: No. 47 Indiana led early, but No. 57 Purdue rallied winning the final three singles matches of the day to pick up the 4-3 win in West Lafayette on Saturday in the opening weekend of Big Ten play. Read the match notes.
Softball: Indiana and Missouri State battled into extra innings and it was the Bears that were able to plate the winning run in the eighth inning to hand the Hoosiers a 3-2 loss at the Oklahoma Spring Festival. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (7-5) began the Russ Matt Invitational with 3-0 defeat to the 2010 Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan Chippewas (6-8). Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana held the 10th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners off the scoreboard in the first inning, but the hot-hitting Sooners got on the board in the next three innings while the Hoosier bats never could get going against Keilani Ricketts in a 9-0 loss in five innings. Read the game notes.
Women's Track: The IU women tied for 36th place with five points. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: The IU men finished in 6th place for the second-straight year, tying Minnesota with 27 points. Read the meet notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis got its fifth straight win over rival Purdue on Saturday, winning 6-1. Read the match notes.

Results March 13:
Softball: the Hoosiers (11-10) came away with a 18-0 win in five innings over the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff Lady Lions (0-9) at the OU Softball Complex as part of the Oklahoma Spring Festival. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: Lauren Wyckoff fired in a long-range goal with four seconds left to lift the No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (9-9) women's water polo team over No. 9 San Diego State, 4-3, at the Aztec Invitational. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team picked up its eighth win of the young 2011 season on Sunday, topping the Akron Zips by a final tally of 4-1. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers (10-9) women's water polo team defeated No. 18 UC San Diego, 9-4, Read the game notes.

Results for March 14:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (9-5) busted out for 15 hits in a 9-2 victory over Pittsburgh (8-4) on Monday. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team is taking advantage of perfect 85-degree scoring conditions in Arizona where it is in third place after one round of the Lumberjack Shootout at Wigwam, hosted by Northern Arizona in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Read the tournament notes.

Results for March 15:
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis won a pair of matches in Arizona on Tuesday, taking down the Arizona Wildcats 5-2 and then dropping Scottsdale C.C., by a 7-0 score. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers pushed another one across in the 10th frame for the 7-6 victory. Read the game notes.
Softball: Senior Sara Olson smacked a two-run home run to draw the Hoosiers to within a run of Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane (19-7) held off the Indiana bats after that to give IU a 3-2 loss at the Hardesty Complex. Read the game notes.
Softball: Cassie Gogreve drilled a solo home run in the second inning to give the Hoosiers the early lead but Northern Iowa scored five unanswered runs to hand the Hoosiers a 5-1 defeat. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team has moved into second place after two rounds of the 54-hole Lumberjack Shootout at Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Read the tournament notes.

Results for March 16:
Baseball: For the second day in a row and the fourth time this season, the Indiana University baseball team (11-5) put in a little overtime to win a ball game in extra innings. On Wednesday, the Hoosiers erased numerous UMass leads to take the 10-inning contest, 11-10. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The team posted its best finish of the year, finishing tied for second at the Lumberjack Shootout. Read the tournament notes.

Results for March 17:
Baseball: Indiana Baseball's winning streak was snapped at four games, falling in extra innings to the Bucknell Bison (8-8) on Thursday, 5-4. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: Nicole Redder scored a season-high four goals, including three in the second half to lead the No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (11-9) women's water polo team to an 11-6 victory at Cal Baptist on Thursday. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (12-9) women's water polo team exploded for five first quarter goals on their way to a 12-6 win against Siena on Thursday afternoon at the Lancer Invite. Read the match notes.
Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team earned points in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 400 medley relay on day one of the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Read the meet notes.

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

Scheduled for March 19:
Softball: Loyola at Twin Lakes, 1:00 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Dartmouth 3:00 p.m., Winter Haven, Fla., Chain of Lakes Park Stadium
Softball: Eastern Michigan, 4:45 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Rowing: Clemson with Alabama, Boston Univ, Syracuse, Purdue, Marist, All Day, Clemson, SC
Women's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Austin, Texas

Scheduled for March 20:
Softball: Central Michigan at Twin Lakes, 1 p.m. Bloomington
Softball: Wright State, 4:45 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for March 21:
Men's Golf: National Invitational Tournament March 21-22, All Day, Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson National)

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IU in the news

Kelley School of Business to advise Caribbean B-school on MBA restructuring and entrepreneurial education
ibtimes.com, March 15 -- A three-year $1.35-million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) will see the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University working closely with colleagues at the University of the West Indies' Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB) to develop a comprehensive entrepreneurship program for MBAs. Full story.

Can Electric Vehicles Take Off? A Roadmap to Find the Answer
By John D. Graham And Natalie Messer
Environment360.yale.edu, March 14 -- Electric cars are finally coming to market in the U.S., but what is the future potential for this much-touted technology? A good way to find out would be to launch demonstration projects in selected U.S. cities to determine if, given incentives and the proper infrastructure, the public will truly embrace plug-in vehicles. Full story.

Soldiers learn Afghan culture, language through Indiana University-National Guard partnership
The Republic, March 13 -- Army National Guard soldiers are learning the languages and culture of Afghanistan at a program in southern Indiana. IU Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships Kirk White was in Afghanistan last summer with the Indiana Army National Guard and says knowing the language and culture is as important as knowing about weapons. Full story.

New White House Effort Urges College Leaders to Promote Interfaith Understanding
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 17 -- The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships plans to announce on Thursday an effort to foster religious tolerance on college campuses by bringing together groups of all faiths to work on community-service projects. Full story.

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