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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 3, 2011

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Hoosier to Hoosier initiative finds new homes for cast-off student belongings
Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County celebrates latest graduates, distinguished alumni award recipient
Capt. Kidd shipwreck site to be dedicated 'Living Museum of the Sea' by Indiana University
Want to learn Pashto? There's an app for that
IU Auditorium 2011-2012 season features Jon Stewart, Bernadette Peters, top Broadway shows and more
Global warming won't harm wind energy production, climate models predict
IU Bloomington's first class of 21st Century Scholarship Covenant students poised to graduate
Motorists should expect delays traveling to IU Bloomington commencement
Study shows the majority of arts graduates find satisfying work
IU Kelley School students headed to Greece, where they'll study its economic issues up close
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Hoosier to Hoosier initiative finds new homes for cast-off student belongings
Indiana University's Hoosier to Hoosier program begins its second year this spring. The volunteer-driven initiative intercepts and finds new homes for reusable items that might otherwise be tossed out by IU Bloomington students at the end of the school year. 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.

Capt. Kidd shipwreck site to be dedicated 'Living Museum of the Sea' by Indiana University
Nearly three years after the discovery of the shipwreck Quedagh Merchant, abandoned by the scandalous 17th century pirate Captain William Kidd, the underwater site will be dedicated as a "Living Museum of the Sea" by Indiana University, IU researcher and archeologist Charles Beeker, and the government of the Dominican Republic. The dedication as an official underwater museum will take place off the shore of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic on May 23, the 310th anniversary of Kidd's hanging in London for his 'crimes of piracy.' Read the complete story.

Want to learn Pashto? There's an app for that
Language specialists in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences have developed a new application for the iPad that will help people working in strategic areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan to read and write in Pashto, one of the region's primary languages. The new tool was developed at the IU Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), with Title VI funds from the U.S. Department of Education and the support from the IU College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium 2011-2012 season features Jon Stewart, Bernadette Peters, top Broadway shows and more
Indiana University Auditorium has announced its diverse 2011-2012 season. This year's world-class arts and entertainment lineup includes the most in-demand touring Broadway shows, classical and contemporary musical performances, dance, comedy and beloved holiday traditions. The season begins in September and continues through April. Read the complete story.

Global warming won't harm wind energy production, climate models predict
The production of wind energy in the U.S. over the next 30-50 years will be largely unaffected by upward changes in global temperature, say a pair of Indiana University Bloomington scientists who analyzed output from several regional climate models to assess future wind patterns in America's lower 48 states. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington's first class of 21st Century Scholarship Covenant students poised to graduate
Indiana University's first class of 21st Century Scholarship Covenant students, who enrolled at IU as freshmen in 2007, will graduate this week. The program was the first of its kind in Indiana and is a key part of IU's mission to make a college education accessible to every state resident. Read the complete story.


Motorists should expect delays traveling to IU Bloomington commencement
Highway construction on the north side of Bloomington is expected to cause traffic delays for Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremonies this weekend. IU officials are encouraging graduates' friends and family members, especially those coming from the north, to allow extra time for the drive and to be patient. Motorists may want to take an alternative route to avoid the intersection of North College Avenue and Ind. 46. Read the complete story.

Study shows the majority of arts graduates find satisfying work
Findings from a national survey released this week show that, contrary to widespread belief, most arts graduates are employed and holding jobs consistent with their educational goals. The findings are from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research at the IU School of Education. The survey is based on information from 13,581 alumni of 154 arts high schools, arts colleges and conservatories, and arts schools and departments within universities. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School students headed to Greece, where they'll study its economic issues up close
When Tatiana Kolovou was visiting family and friends in Athens, Greece, last May, she witnessed first-hand the nationwide protests in response to the government's austerity measures designed to avoid financial default. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for April 29:
Men's Tennis: Indiana men's tennis moved to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by defeating Purdue 4-2. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (25-17, 6-7 Big Ten) could not overcome a poor defensive effort in Friday's series opener at Purdue (28-13, 8-5), falling 5-4, in 12 innings. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 3 seed Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (23-11) endured a late Harvard rally and secured a 7-6 victory in the quarterfinals of the CWPA Eastern Championship at the Councsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Friday. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The men's sprinters advanced to Championship of America finals in the 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay, and the women's sprinters finished dangerously close to advancing in the women's 4x200m relay. Read the meet notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team finished fifth at the 2011 Big Ten Championships after a 6-over 294 (298-298-302-294---1192) in the final round at the Kampen Course on Sunday. Read the tournament notes.

Results for April 30:
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (33-15, 13-2 Big Ten) continued their win streak, pushing it to 13 straight games with a 3-1 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (26-20, 8-7 Big Ten) at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: The Indiana men's tennis team fell to Minnesota, 4-0, in the semi finals of 2011 Big Ten Championship. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Despite Alex Dickerson reaching base in all five at-bats and a total of 11 team hits, Indiana Baseball (25-18, 6-8 Big Ten) came up on the wrong end of a 6-2 final tally on Saturday at Purdue (29-13, 9-5). Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: Jakie Köhli was simply in the zone on Saturday night, firing in a school-record-tying six goals to propel the No. 3 seed Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (24-11) past No. 2 seed/No. 12 nationally ranked Hartwick, 10-9 in the semifinals at the CWPA Eastern Championship. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana got outstanding legs all around, as the Hoosiers led much of the way. Read the meet notes.

Results for May 1:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers finished the regular season with a 22-6 record and 9-1 in the Big Ten. Read the tournament notes.
Softball: Despite a constant mist throughout the game, Indiana senior left-handed pitcher Morgan Melloh was on top of her game Sunday at the IU Softball Field, tossing a one-hit shutout while striking out 14 to lead the Hoosiers (34-15, 14-2 Big Ten) to a 5-0 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes (26-21, 8-8 Big Ten) Read the game notes.
Baseball: Hoosier Baseball (25-19, 6-9 Big Ten) closed out the weekend with a 14-5 road loss at Purdue (30-13, 10-5). Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (25-11) defeated top-seeded/No. 6 nationally ranked Michigan in the CWPA Eastern Championship on Sunday, 5-3, behind a stellar defensive performance spearheaded by goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for May 6:
Baseball: Northwestern, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Billy Hayes Invitational, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Billy Hayes Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for May 7:
Baseball: Northwestern, 12 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Northwestern, 2 p.m., Evanston, Ill.

Scheduled for May 8:
Baseball: Northwestern, 1:05 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Northwestern, 4 p.m., Evanston, Ill.

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IU in the news

Indiana University officials hope for more reuse program success to cut back on landfill use
The Republic, May 2 -- Indiana University officials hope the second year of their student furniture reuse initiative will draw more success and be more efficient than last year. IU sustainability director Bill Brown says the Hoosier-to-Hoosier reuse project is a way to curb waste of perfectly good items and reduce the burden on area landfills. Full story.

Study: Warming won't lessen wind energy
UPI.com, May 2 -- Indiana University scientists in Bloomington have completed the first analysis of long-term stability of wind patterns in America's lower 48 states, an IU release reported Monday. "The greatest consistencies in wind density we found were over the Great Plains, which are already being used to harness wind, and over the Great Lakes, which the U.S. and Canada are looking at right now," Sara Pryor, a professor of atmospheric science, said. Full story.

Lights, Camera … Bicycles!; The movie 'Breaking Away' put Bloomington, Ind., in the spotlight
American Profile, May 1 -- The movie Breaking Away, filmed in the hometown of Indiana University and released in 1979, launched the movie careers of Stern and fellow actor Dennis Quaid, who starred alongside Dennis Christopher and Jackie Earle Haley. And dozens of Bloomington residents found themselves in the film's intersection of real life and Hollywood. Full story.

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