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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 6, 2011

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National Humanities Center names three IU scholars as 2011-12 fellows
Organist Bruce Neswick appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
Study provides a 'reality check' of Midwest auto industry; notes how region's economy has changed
2011-2012 William T. Patten Foundation Lecture Series announced
IU Maurer School of Law launches Center for Intellectual Property Research
IU Bloomington kicks off No Waste Week
IU Distinguished Professor Emerita Susan Gubar admitted to American Philosophical Society
IU's Susan Pugh receives Forum on Education Abroad Wollitzer Award
Despite school referenda failures on Tuesday, Indiana now a "referenda state"
American Historical Review: Territorialization in the Middle East and articles on the senses
IU Kelley School involved in program that helps Malaysian women to start their own businesses
'PASSION with Tropes' to premiere at IU as immersive, interactive production
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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National Humanities Center names three IU scholars as 2011-12 fellows
Three faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University have been selected as fellows at the National Humanities Center for the 2011-12 academic year. Read the complete story.

Organist Bruce Neswick appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
Following a national search, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that organist Bruce Neswick will join its faculty as associate professor of music (organ) in the fall of 2011, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Study provides a 'reality check' of Midwest auto industry; notes how region's economy has changed
A new report co-authored by researchers at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, provides a revealing look at the transformation of the auto industry in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio as it emerges from the Great Recession. Read the complete story.

2011-2012 William T. Patten Foundation Lecture Series announced
The William T. Patten Foundation, under the auspices of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, announces the Patten Lecture Series for 2011-2012. It features linguist, Ray Jackendoff; former diplomat, Charles Hill; and philosopher of science, Peter Galison. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law launches Center for Intellectual Property Research
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has launched the Center for Intellectual Property Research (CIPR), according to Mark D. Janis, JD'89, Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law and the Center's Director. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington kicks off No Waste Week
In collaboration with the City of Bloomington, IU Residential Programs and Services, United Way of Monroe County, Habitat for Humanity and Pick Up America, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability kicked off its first No Waste Week today (May 5) with Hoosier to Hoosier collections at IU Bloomington's Gladstein Fieldhouse. Read the complete story.

IU Distinguished Professor Emerita Susan Gubar admitted to American Philosophical Society
Indiana University Ruth Halls and Distinguished Professor Emerita Susan Gubar has been admitted to the prestigious American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the country. Gubar, a faculty member in the Department of English within the College of Arts and Sciences, is the 21st IU faculty member or alumnus admitted to the society in the university's history. Read the complete story.

IU's Susan Pugh receives Forum on Education Abroad Wollitzer Award
Susan L. Pugh, emeritus associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of student financial assistance at Indiana University, has been awarded the 2011 Peter A. Wollitzer Award by the Forum on Education Abroad. The award was presented in April at the organization's annual conference. Read the complete story.

Despite school referenda failures on Tuesday, Indiana now a "referenda state"
Continuing a trend, most of the school referenda on ballots across Indiana failed during Tuesday's election. Despite that losing streak, an education policy analyst with the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at the IU School of Education expects as many or more referenda to be on ballots this November. Read the complete story.

American Historical Review: Territorialization in the Middle East and articles on the senses
The borders of British and French Mandate nation-states of the Middle East didn't restrain the movements of Abud Yasin in the years leading up to World War II. He shows up repeatedly in French intelligence accounts, smuggling hashish and opium from Lebanon and Syria through Palestine to Egypt. Cornered by police, shot at, arrested and jailed, he would be back in business a few years later. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School involved in program that helps Malaysian women to start their own businesses
An institute at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is helping women in developing countries become more self-sufficient and care for the financial needs of their families. Read the complete story.

'PASSION with Tropes' to premiere at IU as immersive, interactive production
PASSION with Tropes, a meditation on the passion of Jesus Christ by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composer Don Freund, will begin its life as an immersive, interactive multidisciplinary work, May 20 and 21, on the stage of the Ruth N. Halls Theater of the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for May 5:
Women's Golf: Indiana University freshman Lindsay Gahm is tied for 67th with a score of 79 after round one of the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional, being held at the Warren Course in South Bend, Ind. Read the tournament 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

Wall Street too turning to Twitter for stock market predictions
The Economic Times, Mobiledia.com, USA Today, May 5, 4, 3 -- To gain a trading edge, Wall Street too is now turning to Twitter and other social media to wring useful intelligence out of the words, opinions, rants and even smiley faces posted on it. An Indiana University professor has suggested that Twitter may be a goldmine of valuable financial information. A new paper published by Johan Bollen, a professor of informatics at Indiana, combined with recent practices on Wall Street, linked a computerized assessment of the "mood" of millions of Twitter posts with stock market performance. Full story.
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IU informatics school lands 2 Webby honors
The Indianapolis Star, May 5 -- Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing has won two Webby Awards for its new website. Full story.

Kelley School to Assist Malaysian Entrepreneurs
Inside Indiana Business, May 5 -- The Indiana University Kelley School of Business' Institute for International Business is partnering with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations on a philanthropic project that will teach women how to start their own businesses. The initiative will begin in Malaysia, and organizers say in the next couple of years expand to Peru, Philippines, Thailand and other parts of the world. Full story.

Garden Project Aims to Bring Healthy Options to Students
Inside INdiana Business, May 4 -- A new partnership is designed to combat childhood obesity in the state's largest city. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc., Indianapolis Public Schools and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health are planning to begin construction on 10 school gardens this week. Students will be involved in the growing and harvesting of produce in an effort to ensure access to healthy food. Full story.

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