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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 13, 2011

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Media Advisory: IU E-Waste Collection Days this week at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU South Bend
IU High School senior Conrad Tao named 2011 Presidential Scholar in the Arts
IU senior Isak Osagyefo Nti Asare selected for Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Office for Women's Affairs announces annual awards, affiliation with IU Working Moms group
Informatics student awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Longtime intellectual property practitioner joins IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research
IU-led $2.4 million NASA project eyes climate change in Greenland -- with a third eye on Mars
Step into Fitness: Expanded worksite wellness program designed to get IU faculty and staff moving
Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Indiana University establishes new center to foster network innovation through SDN technology
White House cybersecurity plan falls short, IU expert says
IU Health Proton Therapy Center names new medical director
IU to host '113 days of art' with inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts
IU's Kelley School of Business executive education programs ranked among the world's elite
IU study looks at why Hollywood blockbusters often lack minority characters
Contemporary art: The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2011
Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Indiana University establishes new center to foster network innovation through SDN technology
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Media Advisory: IU E-Waste Collection Days this week at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU South Bend
Indiana University's third annual Electronic Waste Collection Days, providing free e-waste recycling for schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and the general public, will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week (May 12-14). Read the complete story.

IU High School senior Conrad Tao named 2011 Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Indiana University High School (IUHS) graduating senior Conrad Tao, an accomplished composer and performer on the piano and violin, has been named a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Read the complete story.

IU senior Isak Osagyefo Nti Asare selected for Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
At just 22, recent Indiana University graduate Isak Osagyefo Nti Asare already has lived and studied in more countries than most people visit in a lifetime. Read the complete story.

Office for Women's Affairs announces annual awards, affiliation with IU Working Moms group
The Indiana University Working Moms group is officially affiliated with the Office for Women's Affairs (OWA), it was announced at the Office for Women's Affairs annual spring award ceremony yesterday (May 9) at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

Informatics student awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Katie O'Donnell, a Ph.D. candidate in the human computer interaction design program at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship worth $90,000 over three years. Read the complete story.

Longtime intellectual property practitioner joins IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research
An internationally known intellectual property practitioner will join the IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research in the fall of 2011. Donald E. Knebel has been named adjunct professor and senior advisor to the law school's new Center for Intellectual Property Research. Read the complete story.

IU-led $2.4 million NASA project eyes climate change in Greenland -- with a third eye on Mars
Indiana University Bloomington scientists will use knowledge about methane production by cold-weather microbes on Earth to help NASA zero in on evidence for similar, carbon-based microbes that could have evolved on Mars, the Jovian moon Europa, or Saturn's Enceladus. Read the complete story.

Step into Fitness: Expanded worksite wellness program designed to get IU faculty and staff moving
Fitness and wellness experts at Indiana University take their walking seriously. Participation in the IU Campus Recreational Sports annual Step into Fitness walking incentive program has grown steadily -- by almost 10 fold -- since it began in 2005, but organizers still wanted to make sure the free program really helped faculty and staff. Read the complete story.

Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that five Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards. Read the complete story.

Indiana University establishes new center to foster network innovation through SDN technology
Today, Indiana University is announcing the formation of the Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) to help advance the SDN approach to networking, and to catalyze researchers, students, and IT staff within the academic community to fully realize the opportunities for innovation enabled by SDN. InCNTRE seeks to increase the pace of network innovation by supporting the standardization and adoption of SDN technologies. Read the complete story.

White House cybersecurity plan falls short, IU expert says
The Obama Administration outlined what it called sweeping cybersecurity legislation Thursday (May 12), but the proposed new law still provides few incentives, and even fewer legal requirements, for the private sector to provide appropriate security for sensitive personal information, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity expert. Read the complete story.

IU Health Proton Therapy Center names new medical director
Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center (formerly Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute) has named James "Jay" Douglas, M.D., as medical director. He also assumes the newly created role of deputy director of IU Cyclotron Operations, which generates the proton beam used to treat patients at the center. Douglas also is on the faculty of the IU School of Medicine. Read the complete story.

IU to host '113 days of art' with inaugural Summer Festival of the Arts
Bloomington in the summer means less traffic, more parking -- and lots of live music, theater and dance, conferences and lectures, art openings and films. This summer, Indiana University Bloomington brings all of those elements together in the Summer Festival of the Arts, which began this week and will continue through Aug. 28. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School of Business executive education programs ranked among the world's elite
The executive education provider at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business remains among the top programs, as ranked by the Financial Times in its annual survey of international non-degree programs. Read the complete story.

IU study looks at why Hollywood blockbusters often lack minority characters
As Hollywood heads into its annual summer blockbuster season, few if any, major films will feature minority characters, due to studio executives' fears that white audiences will stay away, which a new Indiana University study appears to confirm. Read the complete story.

Contemporary art: The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2011
The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2011 will open on May 20 in the The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington, with contemporary artworks exploring themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the human figure and the politics of sex and gender. Read the complete story.

Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and Provost Professors announced
Indiana University Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Tom Gieryn have announced that five Indiana University Bloomington professors will receive prestigious university awards. Read the complete story.

Indiana University establishes new center to foster network innovation through SDN technology
For the first time in nearly two decades, IP networks are being opened to innovation by the broader networking community thanks to the advent of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for May 6:
Baseball: An impressive pitching performance, some timely hitting and solid, if not spectacular defense keyed the Indiana University baseball team to a 5-0 win over Northwestern in the series opener on Friday afternoon. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers had a great day in the vertical jumps, as IU won both the men's and women's high jumps and the women's pole vault. Read the meet notes.
Women's Golf: Indiana University freshman golfer Lindsay Gahm posted an 85 in round two of the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional Friday afternoon at the Warren Course in South Bend, Ind. Read the tournament notes.

Results for May 7:
Baseball: The Hoosiers started a rally in the late stages, but ultimately fell short Saturday after taking the series opener on Friday. Read the game notes.
Softball: Freshman second baseman Ashley Warrum laced a RBI triple with two outs in the third inning that proved to be the difference as Indiana claimed a 1-0 victory over Northwestern. Read the game notes.

Results for May 8:
Baseball: Indiana Baseball's 8-2 victory on Sunday over Northwestern earned the squad its fourth series win out of six Big Ten weekends. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (35-16, 15-3 Big Ten) saw their 15-game win streak come to a close on Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats Read the game notes.

Results for May 10:
Baseball: Indiana Baseball (27-21) couldn't overcome four Kentucky homeruns in an 8-5 road loss on Tuesday night. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for May 13:
Men's Tennis: LSU, 11 a.m., College Station, Texas
Baseball: Michigan State, 3:05 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Purdue, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Water Polo: UCLA, 4:30 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Tennis: NCAA Regional May 13-15, All Day, TBA
Men's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa

Scheduled for May 14:
Softball: Purdue, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Michigan State, 3 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Tennis: NCAA Regionals, All Day, TBD
Women's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Water Polo: Semifinals, TBA, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Scheduled for May 15:
Baseball: Michigan State, 1:05 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: NCAA Regionals, All Day, TBD
Women's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Water Polo: Championship, TBA, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Track: Big Ten Outdoor Championships, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Rowing: Big Ten Rowing Championships, All Day, Indianapolis

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IU in the news

Indiana University grows health IT enrollment
Healthcareitnews, Medicalnewstoday, May 9, 8 -- Specialized one- and two-year Indiana University graduate certificate and master's programs designed to increase the number of health information technology specialists in Indiana and nationwide will expand enrollment by 50 percent, thanks in part to ARRA funding. Two of the programs will be available as distance learning opportunities. Full story. Full story 2.

Wall Street traders mine tweets for investing clues
Sydney Morning Herald, May 9 --The conversation tying tweets and social media and stocks together has gotten louder ever since last September, when an academic study at Indiana University in Bloomington found a correlation between the collective mood of millions of people identified by tweets and the direction of the Dow Jones industrial average. "We are in the early stages of a gold rush," says Johan Bollen, a professor of informatics at Indiana University and co-author of the study linking Twitter mood measurement to stock market performance. Full story.

Kelley class to go abroad to study Greece's financial crisis
Indiana Daily Student, May 9 -- Students in X255, Business Culture of Greece, will be concluding their eight-week course studying the country's history, economy, legal system and politics with a trip to Greece from May 14 to 25, according to a press release. Full story.

The governor's global view
Journalgazette.net, May 12 -- House Enrolled Act 1177 received a well-deserved veto from Gov. Mitch Daniels this week. A law allowing only U.S. citizens to serve as trustees of Indiana University certainly would have marked the state and institution as backward and hostile to international concerns. The bill "expresses a narrow and provincial outlook inconsistent with the global role and stature we hope these schools will aspire to and attain," Daniels wrote in his veto message. The university is headed in the right direction; lawmakers were headed in the wrong one. Full story.
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