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CACR: PlayStation breach presents massive security threat
Expert sources: Potent alcoholic beverages look like soda pop, target young drinkers
IU center involved in conference and study: 'Driving Change: Greening the Automotive Workforce'
Study of orthopedic industry in northern Indiana pegs annual impact at $3.7 billion
IU's Kathryn Bayless named 2011 NIRSA Honor Award winner
King and Spalding withdrawal from DOMA defense shows large firm risk aversion: IU Maurer School of Law expert
Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County celebrates latest graduates, distinguished alumni award recipient
Annual informatics summer camp to give high school students taste of technology, campus life
IU Jacobs School of Music professor publishes book about Igor Stravinsky
Kelley, Briscoe and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority crowned IU Energy Challenge winners
Inside-Out Prison Exchange course brings together students from IU, correctional facility
Interfaith concert at the Buskirk May 10 promotes peace through praise songs
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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CACR: PlayStation breach presents massive security threat
A massive data breach following the hacking of Sony's PlayStation network is affecting an estimated 77 million people, crippling the popular gaming pipeline and leaving victims at serious risk for identity theft and other frauds. Read the complete story.

Expert sources: Potent alcoholic beverages look like soda pop, target young drinkers
It works every time? The marketing and rebranding efforts for the fruity flavored malt beverage "Blast by Colt 45," referred to as "binge in a can" by its critics, are "irresponsible" from a health perspective but admittedly effective, says Antonio Williams, a fitness and marketing expert in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the complete story.

IU center involved in conference and study: 'Driving Change: Greening the Automotive Workforce'
The Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is one of the organizers of a conference taking place next week outside Detroit on the transformation of the auto industry.
Timothy Slaper, research director of the IBRC, will help present findings from a major report he co-authored, "Driving Change: Greening the Automotive Workforce." Read the complete story.

Study of orthopedic industry in northern Indiana pegs annual impact at $3.7 billion
A new report produced by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University says the orthopedic industry cluster in Kosciusko County, in north central Indiana, had a total economic impact of $3.7 billion in 2009.
OrthoWorx, a community-based group focused on leveraging the strengths represented by the orthopedic industry cluster, engaged the IBRC, part of IU's Kelley School of Business, to conduct the study. Read the complete story.

IU's Kathryn Bayless named 2011 NIRSA Honor Award winner
Kathryn G. Bayless, executive director of Campus Recreational Sports in Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been named the recipient of the 2011 NIRSA Honor Award by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Bayless has been a NIRSA member for more than 39 years and has served both the association and the profession with distinction. Read the complete story.

King and Spalding withdrawal from DOMA defense shows large firm risk aversion: IU Maurer School of Law expert
Monday's decision by the 800-lawyer King & Spalding firm to drop its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) suggests that major U.S. law firms are risk-averse and care more about revenue than upholding the traditional norms of the legal profession, according to an IU Maurer School of Law expert on legal ethics. Read the complete story.

Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County celebrates latest graduates, distinguished alumni award recipient
Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County (LBMC), a program in partnership between Indiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday (April 27) honored this year's 25 graduates and the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, John Zody. Read the complete story.

Annual informatics summer camp to give high school students taste of technology, campus life
Animation, computer graphics, gaming, virtual reality and Web design are just a few of the topics that high school students will learn about this summer at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing Summer Camp. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor publishes book about Igor Stravinsky
Gretchen Horlacher, chair of the Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took time on a recent sabbatical to write an innovative analytical model for Igor Stravinsky's compositions. The result of her work is the recently released monograph Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky (Oxford University Press).
Read the complete story.

Kelley, Briscoe and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority crowned IU Energy Challenge winners
As the 2011 Spring Energy Challenge came to a close last week, the Kelley School of Business, Briscoe Residence Center and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority emerged as winners. The four-week challenge to reduce electricity and water consumption is designed to foster behavioral changes in students, faculty and staff. Read the complete story.

Inside-Out Prison Exchange course brings together students from IU, correctional facility
Students from Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana's Putnamville Correctional Facility have spent the spring semester working and studying together to better understand the social meaning of crime, incarceration, class and other issues. Read the complete story.

Interfaith concert at the Buskirk May 10 promotes peace through praise songs
An interfaith concert titled "Abraham's Children: A Prayer for Peace" is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. To highlight the similarities between the three Abrahamic religions, three accomplished opera singers from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian faiths will perform religious pieces in languages from their own religious traditions. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 26:
Baseball: Indiana Baseball's five-game homestand finale was spoiled by the Miami (OH) RedHawks (23-18) when they scored nine unanswered runs to defeat the Hoosiers, 10-3. Read the game notes.

Results for April 28:
Softball: The Indiana bats came alive in the sixth inning, erupting for six runs on its way to a 8-0 win against Illinois (20-19, 7-6 Big Ten) at Eichelberger Field to increase its winning streak to 11 games. Read the game notes.
Softball:The Hoosiers (32-15, 12-2 Big Ten) had plenty of opportunities to break game two of a doubleheader at Illinois (20-20, 7-7) wide open but the three runs they were able to score proved to be enough for a 3-1 win at Eichelberger Field. Read the game notes.
Women's Track: Indiana track and field got wins from Faith Sherrill and Emma Kimoto on day one at the Penn Relays. Sherrill broke the IU record in the shot put en route to the win. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: In the 5,000 meters, Zach Mayhew took fourth in 14:07.33. The Hoosiers continue action at the Penn Relays on Friday and Saturday. Read the meet notes.
Women's Tennis: No. 7 seed Indiana (14-10, 4-7) was triumphant over 10th-seeded Penn State (6-16, 2-9) on Thursday afternoon, 4-0, in the opening round of the 2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for April 29:
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Tournament, 2 p.m.,, Madison, Wisc.
Baseball: Purdue, 4 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Harvard or Gannon, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Women's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Championship April 29- May 1, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind. (Kampen GC)

Scheduled for April 30:
Softball: Iowa, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Tournament, 2 p.m., Madison, Wisc.
Baseball: Purdue, 2 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Day 2, TBA, Bloomington
Men's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.
Women's Track: Penn Relays, All Day, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scheudled for May 1:
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Tournament, 12 p.m., Madison, Wisc.
Softball: Iowa, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Purdue, 1 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Day 3, TBA, Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU, Ivy Tech reach merged IT agreement
The Republic, Indiana Daily Student, NWI.com, The Indianapolis Star, Fox59.com, April 27, 26 -- An agreement between Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College will allow Ivy Tech to move a major portion of its information technology equipment to IU's data center in Indianapolis and potentially save the state's community college system millions of dollars. While the physical location of the equipment is in Indianapolis, all of Ivy Tech's IT systems are merged, so the Bloomington campus will benefit from the agreement as well, said Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4. Full story 5.

White County Memorial joins IU Health
WLFI.com, April 27 -- Late Tuesday night White County Commissioners made a decision that effectively merges White County Memorial Hospital with Indiana University Health. According to a press release, the Integration Agreement voted for by the White County Memorial board of directors will give the hospital access to reduced supply costs, enhanced financial and strategic planning, and clinical and information technologies. Full story.

Law students to be summer interns in Brazil
Indiana Daily Student, April 28 -- Viviana Gonzalez and Eli Roberts, first year law students at the Maurer School of Law, have been named the 2011 Milton Stewart Brazil Fellows in the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession. Full story.

Virtual research to continue at IU
Indiana Daily Student, April 28 -- The National Science Foundation has awarded $297,929 to a multidisciplinary team from IU and Arizona State University to continue conducting research concerned with the use of computer-generated 3-D virtual environments for business and educational enterprises. Full story.

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