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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 19, 2011

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IU Student Media Board selects upcoming newspaper and yearbook editors
2011 commencement season to begin for Indiana University
IU Earth Week activities to focus on urban sustainability
Education historian Diane Ravitch to deliver Branigin Lecture, appear with blogging partner Deborah Meier
Second annual IU Academic Year Sustainability Internship Symposium to showcase student work
IU honoring alumna and talented musician Crystal Taliefero-Pratt with Herman Hudson Alumni Award
IU librarian Lou Malcomb honored with 2011 'Documents to the People' award
IU Athletics set for second green spring football game
State Budget Committee approves construction of IU Neurosciences Research Building
Ready, set, robots! IU summer workshop for teens celebrates fifth year
'Edible Campus' project links food, gardens, sustainability
Student artists display their talents in support of campus sustainability
IU Bloomington climate scientist Sara C. Pryor to advise U.S. government
IU, University of Illinois launch HathiTrust Research Center for computational access to archives
IU Soul Revue to present spring concert at Buskirk-Chumley Theater
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Student Media Board selects upcoming newspaper and yearbook editors
The Indiana University Student Media board has appointed three new editors-in-chief for the Indiana Daily Student newspaper and Arbutus yearbook. Brooke Lillard, junior from Memphis, Tenn., has been named the editor-in-chief of the summer 2011 Indiana Daily Student. MaryJane Slaby, junior from New Carlisle, Ind., has been chosen to follow Lillard as fall editor-in-chief. Read the complete story.

2011 commencement season to begin for Indiana University
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over 2011 commencement ceremonies on eight campuses this spring where 18,499 students will be eligible to receive IU degrees. Additionally, 2,026 Purdue University degrees will be awarded on those IU campuses with Purdue programs, mostly in separate ceremonies. Read the complete story.

IU Earth Week activities to focus on urban sustainability
Chickens do much more than lay eggs, Patricia Foreman says. They contribute to backyard agriculture, divert food and yard waste from landfills, lower carbon footprints -- and even contribute to national defense through better food security. Read the complete story.

Education historian Diane Ravitch to deliver Branigin Lecture, appear with blogging partner Deborah Meier
Education historian and outspoken education policy analyst Diane Ravitch will deliver a lecture as part of the Branigin Lecture Series, presented by the Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study in cooperation with the IU School of Education, on Tuesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Second annual IU Academic Year Sustainability Internship Symposium to showcase student work
Students in Indiana University's 2010-11 Academic Year Internship Program in Sustainability will showcase their completed projects on Earth Day April 22. The second annual Academic Year Sustainability Internship Symposium will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 215 N. Jordan Ave.. It will include oral and poster presentations and a lunch reception hosted by Indiana Memorial Union Catering, featuring local and organic foods. Read the complete story.

IU honoring alumna and talented musician Crystal Taliefero-Pratt with Herman Hudson Alumni Award
Crystal L. Taliefero-Pratt, an Indiana University and Soul Revue alumna who has performed to praise from audiences and critics the world over, will return to Bloomington on Tuesday (April 19) to receive the IU African American Arts Institute's Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award. Read the complete story.

IU librarian Lou Malcomb honored with 2011 'Documents to the People' award
It's Indiana University librarian Lou Malcomb's job to help people cut through such information overload. The head of the Government Information and Kent Cooper Services Department in IU's Herman B Wells Library, Malcomb was recently named the recipient of the 2011 "Documents to the People" Award, presented by LexisNexis/Government Documents Round Table/American Library Association. Read the complete story.

U Athletics set for second green spring football game
The annual Cream & Crimson spring football game, to be played at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 16) at Memorial Stadium, will mark the first anniversary of the launch of the Indiana University Athletic Department's Greening Cream and Crimson game-day initiatives. Read the complete story.

State Budget Committee approves construction of IU Neurosciences Research Building
The Indiana State Budget Committee today (April 15) authorized Indiana University to proceed with construction of the IU School of Medicine's $45 million Neurosciences Research Building. Located near 16th Street and Senate Avenue near IU Health Methodist Hospital, the Neurosciences Research Building expands and strengthens the biomedical and life sciences research capability of the School of Medicine and university, impacting economic development and offering improvements in Hoosier health. Read the complete story.

Ready, set, robots! IU summer workshop for teens celebrates fifth year
Ready, Set Robots! introduces teens to technology-related fields and concepts including computer programming, high performance computing, and networking as they work side by side with IU technology professionals and researchers. Read the complete story.

'Edible Campus' project links food, gardens, sustainability
With nearly 2,000 acres of real estate, Indiana University Bloomington offers intriguing possibilities for growing food. The Designing an Edible Campus project is exploring how campus gardens, landscaping with fruit and nut trees and other efforts can contribute to sustainability. Read the complete story.

Student artists display their talents in support of campus sustainability
For the rest of the semester, student designed and painted recycling bins will be stationed around campus to encourage outdoor recycling. The project, organized by the Volunteers in Sustainability and titled "More Art, Less Trash," is intended to increase the student recycling effort by having bins available outside. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington climate scientist Sara C. Pryor to advise U.S. government
Atmospheric scientist and Provost's Professor Sara C. Pryor has been named to the new National Climate Assessment and Development Committee, convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help the U.S. government prepare for and deal with climate change. Read the complete story.

IU, University of Illinois launch HathiTrust Research Center for computational access to archives
The world's great libraries and archives use specially designed rooms, cases and vaults to protect and organize books and records so they may continue to be studied and understood for years to come. As an ever-increasing amount of our cultural record is created and stored digitally, we face the new challenge of how to ensure our digital cultural archives are easily accessible -- both to contemporary researchers and those working long in the future. Read the complete story.

IU Soul Revue to present spring concert at Buskirk-Chumley Theater
The IU Soul Revue of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on Saturday (April 23) at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, located in downtown Bloomington at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 15:
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis moved to 8-0 in the Big Ten and 21-4 on the season with a 5-2 win over No. 72 Northwestern. Read the match notes.

Results for April 16:
Women's Tennis: The Hoosiers were topped by No. 15 Northwestern on Saturday afternoon in Evanston, 6-1. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team defeated Brown and Harvard on Saturday in College Park, Md. to improve to 21-11 (3-2 CWPA West) on the season. The Hoosiers downed Brown, 11-6, and followed it up with a 14-8 victory over Harvard in the evening. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (26-15, 7-2 Big Ten) extended to a six game winning streak with a 4-3 win in eight innings over the Wisconsin Badgers (22-16, 2-5 Big Ten) at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Baseball: A masterful performance by Blake Monar on the mound led Indiana to a 2-1 win over Iowa in the series opener on Saturday afternoon. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 35 Golfweek-Sagarin/No. 35 Golfstat) posted an 11-over par 299 in the final round on Sunday to finish in fifth at the Illini Spring Classic at Stone Creek Golf Club. Read the tournament notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana got big points in the men's and women's 1,500 meter races and the women's pole vault, taking the top two spots in each. Indiana finished the day with 67 points from the men and the women with 71, both totals tops in the four-team field. Read the meet notes.
Women's Rowing: In the first Varsity 8 race, the Hoosiers finished in 7:15.66, just two seconds behind No. 19 Oklahoma (7:13.79). No. 14 Michigan took first in 7:11.15. Read the day's notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana University women's golf team sits in 10th place in the 12-team field after 36 holes of the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Read the tournament notes.

Results for April 17:
Softball: It was Amanda Wagner who came through with a grand slam to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend the Hoosiers winning streak to seven games with a final score of 6-3. It is Wagner's third game-winning hit of the season. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (22-11, 3-2 CWPA West) used a six-goal flurry in the third period to surge past George Washington, 13-8, in the regular season finale on Sunday. The Hoosiers head into the postseason having won four in a row and 20 of their last 23 contests. Read the game notes.
Baseball: In the same game that Jerrud Sabourin became Indiana University's all-time hits leader, the Hoosier Baseball squad secured its third straight Big Ten series victory on Sunday at Iowa. The 6-0 shutout improves Indiana to 23-12 overall and 6-3 in conference play, pulling even with Michigan State (22-10, 6-3) atop the B1G standings. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis saw its 12-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday, falling at No. 32 Louisville. The Hoosiers played without number one player Jeremy Langer in the singles lineup and fell 6-1. Sophomore Isade Juneau provided IU's only point in the match, winning at number four singles. Read the match notes.
Men' s and Women's Track: The Hoosiers got big performances throughout the weekend to take the men's and women's titles at the Indiana Invitational. The women's meet came down to the final event, with the Hoosiers running away with the 4x400m relay for the win with 203.5 points, to Michigan State's 201. The men wrapped up the meet much earlier, taking 189 points, to MSU's 161. The Hoosiers broke five meet records in the meet. Read the meet notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana University women's golf team wrapped up its regular season with a 10th-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for April 19:
Baseball: 28 Louisville, 6 p.m., Louisville, Ky.

Scheduled for April 20:
Softball: Ball State, 3 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Morehead State, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for April 21:
Men's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for April 22:
Baseball: Minnesota, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Evanston, Ill.
Men's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Tennis: Ohio State, TBA, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU Health hospice helps in the most devastating of times
Thestarpress.com, April 15 -- In facing life's worst moments, there are people who are willing to help you through them. Shirley Paluch knows this well. With the approaching loss of her husband, Mike, to congestive heart failure last May, the former West View Elementary School secretary connected with what is now known here as IU Health Hospice at Ball Memorial Hospital, and found strength, care and wisdom. Full story.

Fresh off Little 500 win, Eric Young joins Bissell; Rule change allows talented racer to compete in the Little 500 and pursue a pro career
Velo News, April 18 -- Indiana University's Little 500 race has been running for 61 years, longer than most any cycling race in North America. And even though the beginnings of the race were humble -- from a few students racing their cruiser bikes around the Wright dormitory -- the race quickly turned serious with the top riders and teams now training year-round. One could easily assume that the university has a deep collegiate cycling program and that the pro ranks are populated by veterans of the infamous cinder track. But that is not really the case, due in large part to a race rule meant to curb recruiting of non-amateur riders and the fact that most of the racers start as non-cyclists. Full story.

Come On, I Thought I Knew That!
New York Times, April 19 -- Trick question: Is it easier to remember a new fact if it appears in normal type, like this, or in big, bold letters, like this? The answer is neither. Font size has no effect on memory, even though most people assume that bigger is better. But font style does. In a recent study published in the journal Cognition, psychologists at Princeton and Indiana University had 28 men and women read about three species of aliens, each of which had seven characteristics, like ''has blue eyes,'' and ''eats flower petals and pollen.'' Half the participants studied the text in 16-point Arial font, and the other half in 12-point Comic Sans MS or 12-point Bodoni MT, both of which are relatively unfamiliar and harder for the brain to process. Full story.

Hiring or developing - the best approach to talent management
Managers.org, April 15 -- New research by The Kelley School of Business and management consultancy A.T. Kearney might help. They conducted a study of S&P 500 companies over a 20 year period to test whether hiring in a star CEO or recruiting from within produced the best results. Full story.

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