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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 20, 2011

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Pryor named associate vice provost at IU Bloomington
IUPD's Keith Cash receives the Trevor R. Brown Award
Report finds progress in availability of broadband Internet service in Indiana
IU president responds to the Commission for Higher Education's vote on tuition
Center on Congress booklets included in Civics and Citizenship Toolkits
Jacobs undergrad wins competition to score IU Cinema premiere of 1922 'David Copperfield' film
Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana suggests a 'feeble' economic recovery through early fall
New book addresses 'the end of the Holocaust' in public consciousness
IU to close School of Continuing Studies
Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler among artists scheduled to perform at Jacobs School's 'Summer Music'
IU-led project will help scientists see into North America's rocky innards
IU students and faculty receive Sony scholarships
Indiana University pre-college Violin Virtuosi to tour Scandinavia
2011 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced
IU School of Education center and state Department of Correction hold major conference
IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie wins Thomas Binkley Award
Indiana University Bloomington receives recognition for community service
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Pryor named associate vice provost at IU Bloomington
The Indiana University Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs announced today (May 16) the appointment of Sara C. Pryor as associate vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IUPD's Keith Cash receives the Trevor R. Brown Award
Chief of Police Keith Cash of the Indiana University Police Department in Bloomington has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Trevor R. Brown Award. The honor is given annually by IU student media to a member of the IU or Bloomington community who believes in student journalists, serves as an advocate of the First Amendment, and who contributes to the valuable experience of student journalists and the long-term success of student media at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Report finds progress in availability of broadband Internet service in Indiana
A new report from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University shows that progress has been made in Indiana regarding the availability of broadband Internet service and identifies the southwest part of the state as an area needing attention. Read the complete story.

IU president responds to the Commission for Higher Education's vote on tuition
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued a statement in response to today's (May 13) Commission for Higher Education vote on tuition. Read the complete story.

Center on Congress booklets included in Civics and Citizenship Toolkits
Expanding its efforts to assist immigrants aspiring to become U.S. citizens, the Center on Congress at Indiana University has joined with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide two of the center's most popular booklets in the new edition of the USCIS Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, released by the government May 16. Read the complete story.

Jacobs undergrad wins competition to score IU Cinema premiere of 1922 'David Copperfield' film
The Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema have teamed up for a collaboration known as "The David Copperfield Project," the result of which will be seen -- and heard -- in February of 2012. Read the complete story.

Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana suggests a 'feeble' economic recovery through early fall
Based on the Leading Index for Indiana (LII), the state's feeble economic recovery will continue through the summer and early fall. The LII has remained essentially flat in the first four months of 2011. In April, the LII declined a tenth of a point, from March's revised value of 97.3 down to 97.2. Read the complete story.

New book addresses 'the end of the Holocaust' in public consciousness
Each year brings the appearance of new books, films, museums, commemorations and educational campaigns devoted to the Holocaust, Nazi Germany's systematic, state-sponsored extermination of the Jews during World War II.
But the result, Indiana University scholar Alvin H. Rosenfeld argues in his new book The End of the Holocaust, has often been not greater awareness of the Holocaust but a weakening of its memory and its meaning, with the catastrophe appropriated for political purposes or feel-good moral lessons. Read the complete story.

IU to close School of Continuing Studies
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (May 18) that the university will close its School of Continuing Studies as part of a series of ongoing cuts in its budget. Read the complete story.

Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler among artists scheduled to perform at Jacobs School's 'Summer Music'
As part of the inaugural Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music has assembled a "Summer Music" series of more than 40 free and ticketed events from June 20 through Aug. 10. In all, the series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, chorus and other special events. Read the complete story.

IU-led project will help scientists see into North America's rocky innards
A new project led by Indiana University researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation will strategically position 120 seismometers placed to image a key part of the deep roots of North America. Read the complete story.

IU students and faculty receive Sony scholarships
Five Indiana University students and two faculty members have been awarded Sony Scholarships designed to support faculty excellence and encourage student success by providing the latest in learning technology resources. Read the complete story.

Indiana University pre-college Violin Virtuosi to tour Scandinavia
Following a successful tour to Argentina last year, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble begins another tour at the end of May, this time to Scandinavia. Invited as a featured ensemble at the European String Teachers Association Conference in Falun, the tour will also take the group to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. Read the complete story.

2011 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced
Two Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education center and state Department of Correction hold major conference
Representatives of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) at Indiana University, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) and community corrections personnel from around the state and region will be in Indianapolis today and Friday (May 19 and 20) for the "Summit of Evidence-Based Practice and Risk Assessment." Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie wins Thomas Binkley Award
Wendy Gillespie, professor of viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been named the winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music. The award will be presented at the group's annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Boston Early Music Festival on June 18. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington receives recognition for community service
The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Indiana University Bloomington as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for May 13:
Men's Tennis: Indiana (23-8, 9-1) men's tennis' record-breaking season came to an end on Friday afternoon in a tough 4-3 loss to Louisiana State University (12-13, 5-6). Read the match notes.
Baseball: Jerrud Sabourin and Micah Johnson drove in three runs apiece as the Hoosiers out-slugged Michigan State in an 8-6 victory that included a total of 28 hits. A six-run third inning for Indiana (28-21, 9-10 Big Ten) propelled IU past the first-place Spartans (31-16, 13-6) in the series opener on Friday. Read the game notes.
Softball: After having its winning streak snapped at Northwestern on Sunday, the Hoosiers (36-16, 16-3 Big Ten) returned home to host in-state rival Purdue (30-17-2, 8-8-1 Big Ten) and used a trio of errors in the bottom of the fifth inning to score two runs and take the 2-1 decision. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (25-12) fell 8-5 to No. 3 seed UCLA in a quarterfinal matchup at the NCAA Championship on Friday at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: In the men's hammer, Tommy Smith became the fourth Hoosier ever to exceed 60 meters. In the women's heptathlon, Laura Morris and Courtney Woodard are in sixth and eighth through four events. Read the meet notes.

Results for May 14:
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (37-16, 17-3 Big Ten) completed the regular season on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over in-state rival Purdue (30-18-2, 8-9-1 Big Ten) at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Indiana Baseball came out victorious, 13-12, over Michigan State in 15 innings. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: IU won three titles on the day, with De'Sean Turner, Sarah Pease and Faith Sherrill taking home the hardware. Read the meet notes.
Women's Water Polo: A four-goal onslaught by the Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team in the final five minutes was too much for No. 7 seed/No. 14 nationally ranked UC San Diego in the consolation round at the NCAA Championship, giving the No. 6 seed Hoosiers their first NCAA postseason win, 11-8, and a spot in the fifth place game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Read the game notes.

Results for May 15:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team completed a weekend sweep of the conference-leading Michigan State Spartans on Sunday. Day three began with the conclusion of a suspended game two and ended with a 7-4 Hoosier victory in the series finale. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Cream and Crimson fell 12-8 in the fifth place game on Sunday at the NCAA Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: IU's women finished third overall with 96 points, and the men were fourth with 94.5 points. Read the meet notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team finished in sixth place with 53 points at the 2011 Big Ten Rowing Championships at the Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Read the day's notes.

Results for May 17:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team (30-22) closed out its 2011 home schedule by dropping an 8-4 decision to the Louisville Cardinals (27-26). Read the game notes.

Results for May 19:
Baseball: - A walk-off homerun for Illinois in the bottom of the ninth handed the Hoosiers a 4-3 loss in the series opener on Thursday night. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for May 20:
Softball: Depaul, 5 p.m., Columbia, Mo.
Baseball: Illinois, 7:05 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Women's Tennis: NCAA Championship May 20-30, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif.

Scheduled for May 21:
Baseball: Illinois, 1:05 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Softball: NCAA Regional, TBA, TBA

Scheduled for May 22:
Softball: NCAA Regional, TBA, TBA

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IU in the news

Missing mascot strikes chord with some at IU
The Indianapolis Star, May 17 -- "I've just always had the question as to why Indiana doesn't have a mascot, and nobody seems to be able to come up with an answer," said Jim Gearries, a businessman on the Southside of Indianapolis who has corresponded with IU athletic director Fred Glass and men's basketball coach Tom Crean on the topic. Glass said any decision on a mascot would need to be made at the university level. Full story.

Riley Hospital Gets National Honors
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, May 17 -- Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health ranked in the top 30 nationally in all 10 categories in the "Best Hospitals" edition of U.S. News & World Report. The list is based on several factors including survival rates, nurse staffing and subspecialist availability. Full story.

Ask The Expert: Children need physical activity every day
Thestarpress.com, May 18 -- Sara Lynn is the Wellness Coordinator at the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Wellness Center. Full story.

'Soul of Yoga' at Stake in Texas Regulation Push
Religiondispatches.org, May 18 -- This article is written by Andrea R. Jain, Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Andrea's primary areas of research and teaching are South Asian religions and the social-scientific study of religion, with a focus on religion and the body. Full story.
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