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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 5, 2011

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Noyce regional conference brings teachers, faculty focused on STEM education to IUPUI
Rural AIDS/HIV prevention strategies shared at IU conference, focus on helping African Americans
Four Department of English grads to share career paths at panel discussion April 13
Hammer and Nail: IU presents original contemporary dance, music
IU to confer five honorary degrees during 2011 spring commencement ceremonies
Biomet founder will keynote fourth annual entrepreneurial networking event at IU's Kelley School
20-year study: Superior long-term performance at S&P 500 companies that promoted CEOs from within
Algae that live inside the cells of salamanders are the first known vertebrate endosymbionts
Pratt named Shibles Professor for 2011 at University of Maine
Exonerated former death-row inmate to speak at IU Bloomington, IUPUI
IU student publications sweep this year's national awards
Adobe Days at IU to showcase teaching and learning technologies
V-Day IU presents a benefit performance of 'Any One of Us: Words from Prison'
Media advisory: Parents of Daniel Pearl issue statement on antisemitism conference
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Noyce regional conference brings teachers, faculty focused on STEM education to IUPUI
More than 100 recipients of a scholarship that focuses on preparing more math and science teachers and higher education faculty will be on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus this week. Read the complete story.

Rural AIDS/HIV prevention strategies shared at IU conference, focus on helping African Americans
Emmy award-winning AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton will launch the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention's seventh national conference at Indiana University Bloomington by focusing attention on the urgent need to address AIDS/HIV-related issues among African Americans. Read the complete story.

Four Department of English grads to share career paths at panel discussion April 13
Four recent graduates of Indiana University's Department of English will return to campus Wednesday, April 13, for a 5 p.m. panel discussion about their current careers. This free, open-to-the-public discussion will take place at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, room A201. Read the complete story.

Hammer and Nail: IU presents original contemporary dance, music
The sixth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert on April 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) in Bloomington continues the tradition of pairing Indiana University student choreographers and composers for an evening of inventive and dynamic original contemporary dance. Read the complete story.

IU to confer five honorary degrees during 2011 spring commencement ceremonies
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (April 4) that Indiana University will confer five honorary degrees during the upcoming university-wide commencement season, which runs this year from May 6 to May 15. Read the complete story.

Biomet founder will keynote fourth annual entrepreneurial networking event at IU's Kelley School
Dane A. Miller, co-founder of Biomet, will visit Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as a distinguished entrepreneur of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Friday (April 8) in Bloomington. Miller will be the keynote speaker for the center's fourth annual IU Entrepreneurial Connection Day. Read the complete story.

20-year study: Superior long-term performance at S&P 500 companies that promoted CEOs from within
A study of S&P 500 non-financial companies over 20 years (1988-2007) shows that those companies that exclusively promote chief executive officers from within outperform companies that recruit CEOs from outside the company.
Read the complete story.

Algae that live inside the cells of salamanders are the first known vertebrate endosymbionts
A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos, say scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who report their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read the complete story.

Pratt named Shibles Professor for 2011 at University of Maine
Cathy Pratt, director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has been named the Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine for the spring and fall semesters of 2011. Read the complete story.

Exonerated former death-row inmate to speak at IU Bloomington, IUPUI
Randy Steidl, who was nearly executed for a crime he didn't commit and went on to become the public face of the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois, will tell his story later this month during visits to Indiana University campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

IU student publications sweep this year's national awards
Indiana University's student newspaper, magazine and yearbook have surpassed all other university publications in this year's collegiate media competitions. IU publications won four Gold Crowns and one Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 21 in New York City. Read the complete story.

Adobe Days at IU to showcase teaching and learning technologies
Adobe and Indiana University Information Technology Services (UITS) are partnering to bring Adobe Days this Monday and Tuesday (April 4-5) to the IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campuses. Read the complete story.

V-Day IU presents a benefit performance of Any One of Us: Words from Prison
A groundbreaking collection of monologues, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, will be presented at Indiana University this weekend, April 8 and April 9 at 7 p.m. in School of Fine Arts 015. Any One Of Us is written by more than 50 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women in the U.S., revealing the connection between women in prison, and the violence that often brings them there, with honesty and sincerity. Read the complete story.

Media advisory: Parents of Daniel Pearl issue statement on antisemitism conference
Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of Daniel Pearl, released a statement today endorsing an academic conference sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University. Daniel Pearl, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, was abducted and murdered by terrorists while reporting from Pakistan in early 2002, just four months after 9/11. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 1:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (17-8) opened the Big Ten season with a 12-5 road win at Michigan (6-17) on Friday. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: After day one of the third annual Dale England Cup, the Indiana Rowing team is tied for first with Michigan State, with 40 points each. Read the day's notes.

Results for April 2:
Women's Tennis: The Indiana women's tennis team fell to Iowa, 4-3, in Iowa City on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers took down No. 13 Illinois on Saturday, coming back from down 3-1 for a 4-3 win. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Hoosier Baseball team (17-9) dropped a tough 3-2 loss in game one of a Saturday doubleheader at Michigan (7-17). Read the game notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers (18-9, 2-1) rolled to a 10-3 victory in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana (20-14, 2-2 Big Ten) claimed one of the biggest wins in program history on Saturday, defeating No. 3 Michigan (33-3, 3-1 Big Ten) by a score of 5-4 in eight innings. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: IU is coming off a successful weekend where it saw both Varsity 8 boats and its Novice 8 boat win races in the Indiana Invitational at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Read the day's notes.

Results for April 3:
Women's Tennis: The Indiana women's tennis team ended its five-game Big Ten road swing with another tough loss at Illinois on Sunday afternoon, 4-3. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers started off the day by winning the doubles point and then swept singles play for the 7-0 win. Read the match notes.

Results for April 4:
Women's Golf: The Indiana University Women's Golf Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Course faced inclement weather on day one of competition, forcing a restructuring of the event. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for April 5:
Baseball: Miami Oh, 6 p.m., Oxford, Ohio
Women's Golf: Indiana Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for April 6:
Softball: Louisville, 5:30 p.m., Louisville, Ky.

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IU in the news

IU Northwest professor studies Indiana Dunes coastline
Nwitimes.com, April 3 -- Zoran Kilibarda thought it looked like the dunes along Lake Michigan he loved to walk were moving. Luckily, Kilibarda is an associate professor of geosciences at Indiana University Northwest, and began scientifically studying the dunes in 2006. And in fact, he discovered the dunes, including Mt. Baldy, were moving. Full story.

IU ranks in top 10 for private donations received
Chicago Tribune, April 4 -- A new report ranks Indiana University in the top 10 among all U.S. colleges and universities in private-sector gifts and grants. The rankings released by the Council for Aid to Education rank IU first in the Big Ten, first among public universities and 10th in the nation in voluntary backing with $342 million in gifts and non-governmental research grant funds. That represents a 38.5 percent increase from last year. IU president Michael McRobbie says the increased level of support in spite of the recession indicates "the deep level of commitment and confidence" that alumni and donors have in the university. Full story.

Notre Dame, IU scientists to collaborate at new lab
The Indianapolis Star, April 5 -- Cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University soon will be working together at a new lab, backed by a $10 million gift from the foundation of retired ConAgra Foods chief executive Charles M. Harper and $10 million from the state. The Harper Cancer Research Institute is on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend. Harper's gift was in memory of his late wife, Josie, who died of lung cancer in 1999. Full story.

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