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April 21, 2011

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Three Indiana University professors are recipients of 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships
IU Diversity Committee to meet in April
African American Choral Ensemble presents its spring concert at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre
IU Health & Wellness: Foam rollers, over-exercising and core work for seniors
InPIRG to host first Renew Fest in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University
It may be spring but IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana remains in 'hibernation'
Erin Chapman receives IU's Wells Senior Recognition Award
IU Foundation Green Team first at IU to receive Sapling certification
Composer Aaron Travers appointed to faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music
IU shares $297,929 NSF grant to study use of 3D virtual worlds by business and education enterprises
'IU, Internet2, Stanford partner on new network development, deployment initiative based on OpenFlow
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Three Indiana University professors are recipients of 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships
Three Indiana University professors are the recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2011. American literature professor George Hutchinson, poet Maurice Walker Manning and neuroscientist Olaf Sporns are among the Fellows notified this month. Read the complete story.

IU Diversity Committee to meet in April
The IU South Bend Campus Diversity Committee will meet April 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. in Room 243-C of the Administration Building on the South Bend campus. Read the complete story.

African American Choral Ensemble presents its spring concert at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre
The African American Choral Ensemble of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave. Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness: Foam rollers, over-exercising and core work for seniors
A massage at work? Wouldn't it be nice to have a masseuse on hand after runs or at the office to smooth out aches and pains from sitting so much? A foam roller, a firm cylinder of varying dimensions, could be a useful and cheaper alternative, particularly for runners and others coping with pesky IT band soreness and office workers who have sore back muscles because of poor posture. Read the complete story.

InPIRG to host first Renew Fest in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University
The Indiana Public Interest Research Group (InPIRG) Local Foods and Sustainable IU campaigns have teamed up to host Renew Fest, a festival focusing on local foods and sustainability. This is Renew Fest's first year and it will take place Tuesday (April 26) from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Dunn Meadow. Renew Fest will feature tabling areas for local farmers, businesses, artists, and several local bands to play on the stage. Read the complete story.

It may be spring but IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana remains in 'hibernation'
The Leading Index for Indiana (LII) edged down in March, just a micro-click from 97.3 to March's index value of 97.2. Since January's slow-in-coming, post-recession high of 97.4, the LII has been flat. It may be spring, but the index is still in hibernation. Read the complete story.

Erin Chapman receives IU's Wells Senior Recognition Award
Erin Chapman, a graduating senior at Indiana University Bloomington, has been awarded the Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award, the university's top academic award for undergraduates. It was presented April 10 during the IU Bloomington 2011 Honors Convocation. Read the complete story.

IU Foundation Green Team first at IU to receive Sapling certification
The Indiana University Foundation Green Team, the oldest of the 25 Green Teams at Indiana University, just earned the third of four levels of certification from the IU Office of Sustainability for its active efforts to improve the office environment. Read the complete story.

Composer Aaron Travers appointed to faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music
After serving as visiting professor, composer Aaron Travers has been appointed assistant professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. Travers, whose appointment begins Aug. 1, 2011, has received numerous awards and commissions. Read the complete story.

IU shares $297,929 NSF grant to study use of 3D virtual worlds by business and education enterprises
The National Science Foundation has awarded $297,929 to a multi-disciplinary team from Indiana University and Arizona State University. The award supports on-going research concerned with the use of computer-generated 3D virtual environments by business and educational enterprises. Read the complete story.

IU, Internet2, Stanford partner on new network development, deployment initiative based on OpenFlow
Internet2, Indiana University and the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University today announced the Network Development and Deployment Initiative (NDDI), a partnership to create a new network platform and complementary software, which together will support global scientific research in a revolutionary new way. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 19:
Baseball: Indiana Baseball picked up yet another quality road win on Tuesday, taking down the four-time defending Big East champion Louisville Cardinals, 5-3. The Hoosiers improve to 24-12 overall and 12-3 when playing on the opponents' home turf. Read the game notes.

Results for April 20:
Softball: Indiana senior left-handed pitcher Morgan Melloh continued her torrid strikeout pace on Wednesday in a 3-0 shutout of Ball State with 14 strikeouts. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Drew Leininger (4-2) retired 18 straight batters and struck out 10 of them in a 5-1 victory over Morehead State (5-29) on Wednesday at Sembower Field. Read the game notes.

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

Scheduled for April 23:
Women's Rowing: Louisville Scrimmage, 8 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Tennis: Ohio State, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Softball: Michigan State, 1 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Baseball: Minnesota, 1:05 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Polytan Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Evanston, Ill.

Scheduled for April 24:
Women's Tennis: Penn State, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Minnesota, 12 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Michigan State, 1 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Penn State, TBA, State College, Pa.
Women's Golf: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Evanston, Ill. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IU in the news

Exam could increase grads' job placement
Indiana Daily Student, April 20 -- Graduating seniors may have one last opportunity to prove their worth beyond GPAs and résumés. Undergraduate students have a new opportunity to improve their chances of employment with the Certified Business Laureate Exam, a standardized test for those entering the work force. "We are one of the first to introduce an internationally standardized test to the undergraduate business population," said Eddie Earnest, director of university marketing and sales for the CBL exam. Full story.

IU launches first juvenile justice research institute in the nation
Indiana Daily Student, April 19 -- "In one way it becomes a huge resource for folks here at the University, here in the state," said Tony Armstrong, CEO and president of IURTC. "I think there's a lot of benefit for people here in the University and for people here that are studying this area and practicing in the state of Indiana to really be a part of what I think will be a unique set of content." The footage will run as a subscription for various organizations, law schools and universities, including IU, across the country. Full story.

Geocaching Club at IU uses technology to get students outside exploring
Indiana Daily Student, April 21 -- Spring is a season of accomplishments for IU students. For senior Jessica Falkenthal, success came in the form of a hidden box in Tennessee when she found her 2,000th geocache. "Geocaching is a treasure hunting hobby for adventure-seekers," Falkenthal said. To experience geocaching, people must have a GPS unit or GPS capabilities on their cell phone. After registering on www.geocaching.com, they may receive coordinates for a geocache and use their device to lead them to it. Full story.

IU student's business saves paper expenses
Indiana Daily Student, April 21 -- Junior Anuraag Tripathi said he hopes to save the planet with his business. PrintEco is a plugin software company that saves paper and ink. Available to Microsoft Office products, the software resizes the text on the page and eliminates the extra page, ads and banners. Full story.

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