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April 15, 2011

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Program on judicial selection at IU Maurer School of law to feature national experts in Fred Friendly format
Laury Flint named deputy chief of police at IU Bloomington
IU undergraduates honored with Goldwater Scholarships, Palmer-Brandon Prizes
Indiana Memorial Union Board to host Bloomington mayoral debate April 20
IU Jacobs School of Music Singing Hoosiers to tour China
'Steps Taken' report marks progress in graduate education
Nation's first juvenile justice and child welfare research institute launched at IU
IU Maurer School of Law selects Stewart Fellows and Holdeen Scholars for India internships
IU Maurer School of Law inaugurates John E. Schiller Chair with lecture
Pollock and Merki chosen as IU Bloomington student commencement speakers
IU swings with Big Band Extravaganza 2011
Cyclotron renaming, President's Medal to emeritus professor highlight rededication ceremony
IU garners Webby nomination for Informatics website; fans can help site win People's Voice Webby
Higher education faculty once again selected for prestigious national awards
IU Cinema to screen first student-made feature film, 'Nathan and the Luthier'
Kelley School of Business, Kappa Alpha Theta and Briscoe lead IU's fifth Energy Challenge
Mark Land, veteran journalist and communicator, to lead IU communications
Ballet at the BCT to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department
IU research presented at the American Educational Research Association
Passionate about mission but short on IT funding, nonprofits benefit from IU's Serve IT
IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2011-2012 season
Discovery of two new genes provides hope for stemming Staph infections
Indiana University applies to host 2012 presidential debate
Indiana University trustees approve IU Bloomington residence hall, apartments
IU's 71st annual Writers' Conference June 5-10
IU announces new medical contribution policy
IU President McRobbie: New reports will 'move university forward'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Program on judicial selection at IU Maurer School of law to feature national experts in Fred Friendly format
Four nationally known experts on judicial selection will convene at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. in the school's Moot Court Room for an interactive dialogue on the topic. Read the complete story.

Laury Flint named deputy chief of police at IU Bloomington
Indiana University officials have named veteran lieutenant Laury Flint to the position of deputy chief of police for the Bloomington campus, within the Indiana University Police Department. Read the complete story.

IU undergraduates honored with Goldwater Scholarships, Palmer-Brandon Prizes
Four students in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences have been named the recipients of prestigious scholarships. Sophomore Kent Griffith and junior Kimberly Long received the 2011 $7,500-per-year Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This year's recipients of the $20,000 Palmer-Brandon Prize in the Humanities are IU juniors Adelaide Bryan and Kyle Fletcher. Read the complete story.

Indiana Memorial Union Board to host Bloomington mayoral debate April 20
The Indiana Union Memorial Union Board is scheduled to host the Democratic mayoral primary debate between incumbent Mark Kruzan and candidate John Hamilton. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music Singing Hoosiers to tour China
Known as "the ambassadors of song for Indiana University," the Singing Hoosiers will embark on a 13-day performance tour of China beginning May 9. Read the complete story.

'Steps Taken' report marks progress in graduate education
Indiana University and other institutions of higher education are acting strategically to ensure that graduate education remains a viable option for a growing number of students, said James Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School. Read the complete story.

Nation's first juvenile justice and child welfare research institute launched at IU
Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. (IURTC) and Emmy award-winning Calamari Productions have partnered through a unique collaboration to create the Institute for Juvenile Court and Corrections Research (IJCCR). Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law selects Stewart Fellows and Holdeen Scholars for India internships
Nine students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been selected to participate as summer interns in India through the law school's Center on the Global Legal Profession. Inaugurated in 2010, the unique program offers students experiences in a variety of settings, including highly reputed law firms and rights-based, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law inaugurates John E. Schiller Chair with lecture
Hannah L. Buxbaum, executive associate dean for academic affairs and John E. Schiller Chair of Legal Ethics at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, will inaugurate the newly created Schiller Chair position with a lecture on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in the law school's Moot Court Room. Read the complete story.

Pollock and Merki chosen as IU Bloomington student commencement speakers
Indiana University students Shabrelle Pollock and Andrew Merki have been selected to give student speeches during IU Bloomington undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 7, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced. Read the complete story.

IU swings with Big Band Extravaganza 2011
Presenting a "dynamic and exciting" take on a revered Bloomington tradition, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Big Band Extravaganza Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center with the addition of professional jazz dance and projections. Read the complete story.

Cyclotron renaming, President's Medal to emeritus professor highlight rededication ceremony
The Indiana University Board of Trustees on Thursday will rededicate and rename the IU Cyclotron Facility as the Integrated Science and Accelerator Technology (ISAT) Hall. Read the complete story.

IU garners Webby nomination for Informatics website; fans can help site win People's Voice Webby
Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) website, designed by IU's Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations, has been nominated to receive a Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

Higher education faculty once again selected for prestigious national awards
Three faculty members from the higher education and student affairs program in the Indiana University School of Education are receiving highest honors from national professional associations. Read the complete story.

IU Cinema to screen first student-made feature film, 'Nathan and the Luthier'
When Indiana University senior Jacob Sherry graduates in May, the Herman B Wells Scholar will have already completed a goal few people ever achieve: the premiere of his first feature film. Read the complete story.

Kelley School of Business, Kappa Alpha Theta and Briscoe lead IU's fifth Energy Challenge
Last week marked the midway point of the Spring 2011 Indiana Energy Challenge, with the 12 residence halls, 17 academic buildings and 17 Greek houses at IU Bloomington conserving more than ever. Read the complete story.

Mark Land, veteran journalist and communicator, to lead IU communications
Indiana University announced today (April 13) that Mark Land, currently executive director for corporate communications at Cummins Inc., has been named to the position of associate vice president of university communications for Indiana University, replacing Larry MacIntyre, who will retire on June 30. Read the complete story.

Ballet at the BCT to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department
Just weeks after its spring ballet production in the Musical Arts Center, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 19-20 at 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Read the complete story. l

IU research presented at the American Educational Research Association
Dozens of Indiana University researchers from different academic departments and campuses participated in the American Educational Research Association conference held in New Orleans April 8-12. Read the complete story.

Passionate about mission but short on IT funding, nonprofits benefit from IU's Serve IT
Youth in need of mentoring, an environment challenged by human impacts, victims of domestic violence, and families working to enrich the lives of their developmentally disabled loved ones: Four Bloomington nonprofits serving these impacted groups each received a boost over technology hurdles they faced thanks to a new IT clinic at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC). Read the complete story.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2011-2012 season
Four new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Puccini's La Bohème, will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater during the 2011-2012 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season. Read the complete story.

Discovery of two new genes provides hope for stemming Staph infections
The discovery of two genes that encode copper- and sulfur-binding repressors in the hospital terror Staphylococcus aureus means two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly drug-resistant bacterium, scientists say in the April 15, 2011 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Read the complete story.

Indiana University applies to host 2012 presidential debate
A student-led initiative has resulted in Indiana University submitting an application to host an official presidential or vice presidential debate in the fall of 2012. IU is one of 12 colleges and universities to apply to serve as a site for one of the debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates will select sites for three debates between candidates for president and one debate between candidates for vice president. Read the complete story.

Indiana University trustees approve IU Bloomington residence hall, apartments
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (April 15) approved construction of two housing complexes -- a new residence hall and a student apartment building -- both to be located near the intersection of Third and Union streets on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

IU's 71st annual Writers' Conference June 5-10
The Indiana University Writers' Conference, now in its 71st year, will welcome an award-winning lineup of authors to the Bloomington campus of Indiana University from June 5-10 for a weeklong festival of readings, classes and workshops. Read the complete story.

IU announces new medical contribution policy
Indiana University officials announced today (April 15) at a meeting of IU Trustees that they are adopting a new medical plan contribution policy that provides a fixed percentage of employee contributions, effective January 2012. Read the complete story.

IU President McRobbie: New reports will 'move university forward'
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie this week presented to IU Trustees recommendations contained in several new committee reports and the subsequent actions IU is taking toward strengthening academic and business affairs across the university. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 13:
Softball: Indiana sophomore Breanna Saucedo lined a double into right center field to drive in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth inning to propel the Hoosiers (23-15, 5-2 Big Ten) to a 3-2 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-24, 2-5 Big Ten) at the IU Softball Field. Morgan Melloh had 15 strikeouts in the game in a dominating performance for the Hoosiers. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Alex Dickerson and Micah Johnson combined for a 1.000 on-base percentage Wednesday afternoon in a 6-3 Hoosier victory over Indiana State (19-12). Neither hitter was retired all day as Indiana picked up win number 21 of the season (21-11). Read the game notes.
Softball: Indiana completed the doubleheader sweep of Ohio State with 9-0 win in five innings in game two. Junior catcher Cassie Gogreve hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to cap off the win for the Hoosiers (24-15, 6-2 Big Ten). It marks the best start to a Big Ten season and the best overall start to a season since 1996. Read the game notes.

Results for April 14:
Softball: Indiana (25-15) extended its winning streak to five games on Thursday with a 5-2 victory over Indiana State (14-20) at the IU Softball Field. Junior Samantha Berenter laced a three-run home run in the fourth inning and Amanda Wagner lined a two-run double in the fifth inning to provide all the offense for the Hoosiers. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for April 15:
Men's Tennis: Northwestern, 2 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Iowa, 7 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa

Scheduled for April 16:
Women's Tennis: Northwestern, 12 p.m., Evanston, Ill.
Women's Water Polo: Brown,12:30 p.m., College Park, Md.
Softball: Wisconsin,1 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Iowa, 2 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Water Polo: Harvard, 4 p.m., College Park, Md.
Men's Golf: Illini Spring Classic Apr 16-17, All Day, Urbana, Ill. (Stone Creek GC)
Women's Track: Indiana Invitational, TBA, Bloomington
Women's Rowing: Oklahoma, Buffalo, Grand Valley, All Day, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Golf: Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Track: Indiana Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for April 17:
Softball: Wisconsin, 12 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: George Washington, 1:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.
Baseball: Iowa, 2 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Tennis: Louisville, 2 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Women's Track: Indiana Invitational, TBA, Bloomington
Men's Track: Indiana Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Golf: Lady Buckeye Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

IU trustees approve building project for new residence hall and apartment complex
The Republic, April 15 -- A new residence hall complex and a new apartment complex will be built by Indiana University under a plan approved by the board of trustees' Facilities Committee Thursday. The trustees' committee also approved renovating its Range Road Warehouse to house Food Services and IU Printing Services -- two operations that will be moved from their current Showers Complex location in downtown Bloomington. Full story.

IU, Purdue campuses roll out fun for Little 500 weekend
Courier-journal.com, The Indianapolis Star, April 14, 15 -- Officially, the number of spectators heading to the Little 500 this weekend at Indiana University is about 25,000.That covers those who actually come to see today's women's race and Saturday's 61st annual Little 500 men's race. But away from the track, thousands of additional visitors -- including alumni and students from other campuses -- come for a different reason. Full story. Full story 2.

Pair of Genetic Discoveries Could Lead to MRSA Antidote
Nurse.com, April 14 -- The discovery of two genes that encode copper- and sulfur-binding repressors in Staphylococcus aureus means two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly drug-resistant bacterium, scientists said. "We need to come up with new targets for antibacterial agents," said Indiana University biochemist David Giedroc, who led the research project. "Staph is becoming more and more multi-drug resistant, and both of the systems we discovered are promising." Full story.

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