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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 29, 2011

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Renowned Italian-American virologist, Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco receives IU President's Medal
IU physicist Horowitz honored by APS, publisher of leading physics journals, for work as academic reviewer
30th Joan Wood lecturer made science her business
IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center organizes a new kind of 'family reunion'
Roger Abrahams to present inaugural Richard M. Dorson Memorial Lecture
High-altitude balloon launch is Bloomington's first, scientists say
IU Cinema to present 25th anniversary screening of 'Hoosiers' with visit from filmmakers
CACR to present 2011 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit
Libraries at three IU campuses make redistricting software available to public
'Let Newton Be!' presents entertaining view of iconic scientist
Journal of American History: security, breast-feeding, food stamps
Women's Little 500 nearly a quarter century old; Men's race now in its 61st running
IU Maurer School of Law to hold symposium on future of Defense of Marriage Act
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Renowned Italian-American virologist, Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco receives IU President's Medal
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today that he has awarded the President's Medal for Excellence to Italian-American virologist Renato Dulbecco, joint-recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and one of four Nobel Laureates who worked together at IU in the life sciences during the late 1940s. Read the complete story.

IU physicist Horowitz honored by APS, publisher of leading physics journals, for work as academic reviewer
The American Physical Society has recognized Indiana University physicist Charles Horowitz with a lifetime award as an Outstanding Referee for his work assessing manuscripts submitted to the society's publications. Read the complete story.

30th Joan Wood lecturer made science her business
This year's Joan Wood lecturer, Indiana University Bloomington graduate Tracy Lawhon, knows what it means to turn scientific discoveries into products people can use -- even her career has been an exercise in translating research into business. Read the complete story.

IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center organizes a new kind of 'family reunion'
"Many Cultures, One Family Tree" is the theme of the Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center 's first annual Black Family Reunion. "It celebrates the strength, diversity and enduring qualities of our collective family," described Audrey McCluskey, director of the center. Read the complete story.

Roger Abrahams to present inaugural Richard M. Dorson Memorial Lecture
Roger Abrahams, Hum Rosen Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology's inaugural Richard M. Dorson Memorial Lecture on April 5. Read the complete story.

High-altitude balloon launch is Bloomington's first, scientists say
Members of the Atmospheric Science Program at IU Bloomington have invited scientists from Taylor University to perform the first high-altitude balloon release in Bloomington history, its overseers believe. The launch is planned for Wednesday (March 30) at 9:30 a.m. in Dunn Meadow. Read the complete story.

IU Cinema to present 25th anniversary screening of 'Hoosiers' with visit from filmmakers
The Indiana University Cinema and the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series will present a special 25th anniversary screening of the classic American film Hoosiers on April 7 (Thursday), at 6:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

CACR to present 2011 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit
Many of the Midwest's premier cybersecurity experts will convene in Indianapolis next month as the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research presents the seventh annual Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit. Read the complete story.

Libraries at three IU campuses make redistricting software available to public
The IU Libraries were selected as public spaces for redistricting input for a number of reasons. As a nonpartisan entity with public branches in South Bend, Indianapolis and Bloomington, among others, IU Libraries have both the appropriate equipment for this endeavor and staff who can assist with the process. "IU Libraries offer convenient access for most of the public to participate," said Jeff Linder, IU's associate vice president for public affairs and government relations. Read the complete story.

'Let Newton Be!' presents entertaining view of iconic scientist
England's Menagerie Theatre Company will perform its production of the Craig Baxter play "Let Newton Be!," bringing to life the complex and controversial character and iconic figure of Sir Isaac Newton, at Indiana University Bloomington on April 17. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. Admission is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Read the complete story.

Journal of American History: security, breast-feeding, food stamps
Americans have become used to metal detectors, orange alerts and "taking off half our clothes at airports" in the past decade, says Elaine Tyler May in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of American History. But our national obsession with security, she argues, didn't start with the 9/11 attacks -- it dates from the Cold War belief that freedom was always perpetually under attack.
Read the complete story.

Women's Little 500 nearly a quarter century old; Men's race now in its 61st running
The women's Little 500 -- now in its 24th year -- will begin at 4 p.m., April 15 (Friday), and the 61st men's race will start at 2 p.m., April 16 (Saturday). Both races will take place at Bill Armstrong Stadium, located off Fee Lane, just north of its intersection with 17th Street.
Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law to hold symposium on future of Defense of Marriage Act
A leading civil rights lawyer and a panel of legal and academic experts will convene at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Thursday, April 7, at 3 p.m. for a symposium on recent developments on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for March 26:
Women's Tennis: The Hoosier women's tennis team fell on Saturday afternoon to No. 5 Michigan, 6-1. Read the match notes.
Softball: The Indiana softball team opened the Big Ten slate in a pitcher's duel against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (19-13, 1-0 Big Ten) on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (15-10, 0-1 CWPA West) women's water polo team opened CWPA Western Division play on Saturday with a 9-8 loss at the hands of No. 7 Michigan. Read the game notes.
Men's Track: Indiana helped the Big Ten with nine event wins at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge. Read the meet notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team sits in 15th place after 36 holes of the MountainView Invitational, being held at the MountainView Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 28 Golfweek-Sagarin/No. 34 Golfstat) posted a 2-under par final round of 286 (286-284-286-856) to finish seventh among a 19-team field at the Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Swimming: A Big Ten title in the 200 breaststroke helped pave the way for Indiana's second-place finish at the 2011 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Read the meet notes.

Results for March 27:
Women's Tennis: Indiana fell in another tough one at Michigan State on Sunday, 4-3. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis got a huge victory on Sunday, knocking off No. 18 Michigan. Read the match notes.
Softball: Indiana senior utility player Sara Olson was 2-for-3 with a RBI double and Morgan Melloh posted 12 strikeouts for the second consecutive game to allow Indiana (19-13, 1-1 Big Ten) to claim the 4-2 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers (14-8) took game one in 10 innings, 6-5, while the Purple Aces (11-8) grabbed the second game, 7-5. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana Rowing team swept both Varsity 8 races and won the Novice 8 race in a series of 2,000-meter pieces against Notre Dame, Purdue and Eastern Michigan on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Read the day's notes.

Scheduled for March 29:
Baseball: Northern Ky, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

Purdue University's presidential debate bid dies
Jconline.com, March 28 -- The deadline for colleges and communities to apply as 2012 presidential debate hosts is Thursday. Indiana University is set to be in the running but Purdue University will not make a bid. "Several significant financial obstacles have emerged -- most noteworthy were the facilities requirements," said Purdue spokesman Chris Sigurdson. Full story.

Whiz kid wows professors
Southbendtribune.com, huffingtonpost.com, Indiana Daily Student, March 29, 28 -- A 12-year-old boy is making quite an impression on his classmates, standing out among fellow students in a calculus-based physics class at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Physics professor John Ross said the university wants to move Jacob into a research position. Full story. Full story 2.

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