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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 22, 2011

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IU's World Language Festival features colorful exhibits, language lessons and culture presentations
IU named a Bicycle Friendly University
Neal-Marshall alumni lecture to feature former IU Vice President Charlie Nelms
'Taste of Little 500' to be part of this year's qualifications event
IU Jacobs School students participate in 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra
Historic Kirkwood Observatory announces renewal of weekly stargazing open houses
White to co-chair IU Bloomington sustainability board
2011 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty
IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition
International conference to examine 'new antisemitism'
IU's Kelley School of Business presenting public lecture by Ben & Jerry's co-founder on March 30
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IU granted rare opportunity to search for artifacts
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's World Language Festival features colorful exhibits, language lessons and culture presentations
Presenters will include faculty experts, graduate associate instructors and students coming from more than 30 different languages and countries. The College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington offers more than 70 languages during every academic year and more than 80 languages overall. Read the complete story.

IU named a Bicycle Friendly University
The League of American Bicyclists recognized 20 universities that "create exceptional environments where bicycling can thrive," according to an announcement from the group. Universities were cited for their efforts on everything from exceptional bike parking facilities to incentive programs for students and staff. Read the complete story.

Neal-Marshall alumni lecture to feature former IU Vice President Charlie Nelms
As recent attacks on HBCUs have become louder, this is a critical time for understanding and clarifying the work of these storied institutions which, despite declining enrollments and financial challenges, remain the last, best hope of succeeding in higher education for many students. Read the complete story.

'Taste of Little 500' to be part of this year's qualifications event
Local restaurants and food vendors will add a festive atmosphere and all net proceeds will go toward the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. The theme will be "Get Fed, Give Food." Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School students participate in 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra
For the second time in succession, two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students have been chosen to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra project under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The host for this year's international musical celebration is the Sydney Opera House in Australia, one of the most innovative performing arts complexes in the world. Read the complete story.

Historic Kirkwood Observatory announces renewal of weekly stargazing open houses
Indiana University's historic Kirkwood Observatory begins its annual season of free stargazing open houses for the public on Wednesday (March 23) with an evening that will afford visitors a chance to handle meteors that are billions of years old and to view glimpses of celestial objects through the observatory's telescope. Read the complete story.

White to co-chair IU Bloomington sustainability board
Jeffrey R. White has been appointed academic co-chair for the Indiana University Bloomington Campus Sustainability Advisory Board, the IU Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Provost announced today. Read the complete story.

2011 New Frontiers grants awarded to IU faculty
Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge Josť announced today that 17 faculty members from four IU campuses have been awarded project grants through the 2011 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the second annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition this Saturday and Sunday (March 26-27). Read the complete story.

International conference to examine 'new antisemitism'
Leading experts on what has been called "the new antisemitism" will meet at Indiana University next month for a scholarly examination of anti-Jewish bias and hatred that has arisen across much of the world in the past decade. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School of Business presenting public lecture by Ben & Jerry's co-founder on March 30
Jerry Greenfield, who with long-time friend Ben Cohen helped to build a $300 million ice cream empire by making social responsibility and creative management strengths instead of weaknesses, will speak at Indiana University Bloomington next Wednesday (March 30).
Read the complete story.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IU granted rare opportunity to search for artifacts
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has received a $1 million grant from the Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation to support expeditions to the Dominican Republic led by Indiana University underwater archaeologist Charles Beeker.
Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 18:
Softball: Indiana opened the Hoosier Classic with a 1-0 win over Central Michigan. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Black Knights (4-11) topped IU, 12-10. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: the Hoosiers defeated Concordia, 13-6, No. 20 Iona, 14-6, and Redlands, 13-10. Read the Game notes.
Women's Swimming: The Hoosiers have moved up to 15th place in the standings with 61.5 points. Read the meet notes.

Results for March 19:
Softball: Senior pitcher Morgan Melloh earned her 100th career victory tossing a complete game one-hit shutout against Loyola Chicago. Lindsay Callanan provided a RBI double and Cassie Gogreve drew a bases loaded walk to drive in the Indiana (14-12) runs. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Hoosiers End Long Trip With a 10-7 Win Over Dartmouth. Read the game notes.
Softball: Berenter's RBI Double Propels Hoosiers to 1-0 Win, Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana Rowing team opened the spring season successfully against No. 15 Clemson, Alabama, Boston University, Marist, Purdue and Syracuse in a series of 2,000-meter pieces on Lake Hartzell in Clemson, SC. Read the day's notes.
Women's Swimming: Led by a consolation final victory from sophomore Amy Cozad in the platform diving competition, and top-16 finishes from junior Allysa Vavra and senior Brittany Barwegen, the Hoosiers finished 15th. Read the meet notes.

Results for March 20:
Softball: Indiana junior outfielder Lindsay Callanan had three hits and scored three runs and freshman Ashley Warrum drove in two runs in support of Morgan Melloh in the Hoosiers 6-3 win. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for March 22:
Softball: Butler, 2 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Butler, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA

Scheduled for March 23:
Baseball: Ball State, 3:00 PM, Muncie, Ind.
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA

Scheduled for March 24:
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for March 25:
Men's Tennis: Michigan State, 2 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Men's Track: Stanford Invitational, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif.
Men's Golf: Border Olympics March 25-26, All Day, Laredo, Texas (Laredo CC)
Women's Golf: Mountain View Invitational, All Day, Tucson, Ariz.
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day, TBA
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, All Day, Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Track: Stanford Invitational, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif.

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IU in the news

British hedge fund invests 25 million pounds for IU professor's Twitter research
Indiana Daily Student, March 21 -- A London-based hedge fund, Derwent Capital Markets will be placing 25 million pounds -- more than $40 million -- on the line in hopes that Bollen's research can accurately predict the stock market in a real-world setting. Full story.

IU adds Cox scholarships
Indiana Daily Student, March 20 -- IU helped advance the legacy of the late Jesse and Beulah Chanley Cox as the University created three new scholarships bearing their name, announced Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson last month. Full story.

Visits at key times give IU prof unique view of China
Ibj.com, March 21 -- Indiana University professor Bruce Jaffee has been to China three times over the past three decades -- with each visit coming at a pivotal juncture in the country's history. The contrast between his first visit -- in 1981 -- and his latest this month could hardly be greater. Full story.

IU gets bicycle friendly recognition from national group
WTHR.com, March 22 -- The Bloomington campus of Indiana University has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The league announced its first such designations recently at the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. IU earned a "bronze" award for its bicycle friendliness, valid from 2011 to 2015. Full story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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