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IU Bloomington reports major tree damage
IU welcomes Patricia Whitten Hollingsworth as new director of health engagement
International criminal law expert available to comment on Mladic arrest
Kelley student wows Wall Street with bold stock pick at prestigious Ira Sohn Investment Conference
'Make Love, Not War' -- IU Theatre announces 2011-2012 season, opening with 'Hair'
Higher education graduate students in Thailand to help partner universities
IU trustees approve new tuition rates
SLIS grad student's work recognized by NSF with three-year research fellowship
IU Kelley School of Business is hosting an international symposium on systems analysis and design
'Act of war' treatment of cyber-attacks fails to answer harder questions: IU experts
IU researchers studying urban forests in Bloomington backyards
Major economic theory conference taking place at IU Bloomington
IU, Microsoft work uncovering online payment flaws earns 'best paper' at top security symposium
George P. Smith II named inaugural CLEAR Health fellow
IU biologists find that non-independent mutations present new path to evolutionary success
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington reports major tree damage
As a result of Wednesday's (May 25) severe weather in Monroe County, Indiana University Bloomington sustained significant tree damage, which the university's veteran landscape crew members are calling the worst tree damage on campus in the last 30 years. Read the complete story.

IU welcomes Patricia Whitten Hollingsworth as new director of health engagement
Indiana University Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Neil Theobald is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Whitten Hollingsworth as the university's Director of Health Engagement. She will begin serving as director on July 11. Read the complete story.

International criminal law expert available to comment on Mladic arrest
Timothy Waters, a professor in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and an expert on legal aspects of the conflict in the Balkans, is available this morning (May 27) to speak with news media about the arrest of Bosnian war crimes subject Ratko Mladic. Read the complete story.

Kelley student wows Wall Street with bold stock pick at prestigious Ira Sohn Investment Conference
On the same day that a 17-year-old from North Carolina won "American Idol," an undergraduate student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business won Wall Street's version, a major competition for aspiring stock traders.
Sunjay Gorawara, a 21-year-old senior from Buffalo Grove, Ill., majoring in finance, economic consulting and public policy, on Wednesday (May 25) came in first place at the new competition, which is part of the prestigious Ira Sohn Investment Conference in New York. Read the complete story.

'Make Love, Not War' -- IU Theatre announces 2011-2012 season, opening with 'Hair'
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama in the College of Arts and Sciences announces its upcoming 2011-2012 season at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Themed "Make Love, Not War," the season presents a series of plays and musicals that explore notions of war and peace, desire and ambition, oppression and liberation and love and sex. Read the complete story.

Higher education graduate students in Thailand to help partner universities
A group of 11 doctoral students from the Indiana University School of Education and Nancy Chism, professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), are in Bangkok, Thailand, until June 17 to partner with Thai higher education institutions on projects and to learn more about postsecondary education in Southeast Asia. Read the complete story.

IU trustees approve new tuition rates
At IU Bloomington, the new fee schedule calls for in-state undergraduate tuition and fees to increase by 3.5 percent in each of the next two years. For in-state undergraduate students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU's five regional campuses in Gary, Kokomo, New Albany, Richmond and South Bend, tuition will go up 2.5 percent in each of the next two years. Read the complete story.

SLIS grad student's work recognized by NSF with three-year research fellowship
Indiana University Bloomington School of Library and Information Science doctoral student Scott Weingart's research into what conditions yield the most rapid rates of scientific discovery and innovation will be supported through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School of Business is hosting an international symposium on systems analysis and design
Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer and professor of information systems in the Kelley School, will give the keynote address, "Analysis, Design and Software Economics at Scale: Questions for a New Decade." Read the complete story.

'Act of war' treatment of cyber-attacks fails to answer harder questions: IU experts
Recent news reports that Pentagon policy will view certain cyber-attacks as acts of war to which the U.S. may respond with conventional military force is unsurprising but avoids hard policy and legal questions, according to Indiana University cybersecurity experts. Read the complete story.

IU researchers studying urban forests in Bloomington backyards
After April's violent storms, hundreds of trees in Bloomington and Monroe County were damaged or lost entirely, significantly changing the face of the area's urban forest landscape. While there's no question that Mother Nature has effected dramatic change, urban residents can have a far greater impact over time, notes IU geographer Tom Evans. Read the complete story.

Major economic theory conference taking place at IU Bloomington
Leading economic theorists from around the globe will be at Indiana University Bloomington this week for the 12th annual Public Economic Theory Conference, sponsored by the Association for Public Economic Theory. Read the complete story.

IU, Microsoft work uncovering online payment flaws earns 'best paper' at top security symposium
A research paper by Indiana University security scientists and researchers at Microsoft that drew national attention when it reported that Web stores using online third-party-payment systems like PayPal often contain logic flaws that allow malicious users to shop for free received a best paper award last week at the premier venue on computer security and electronic privacy. Read the complete story.

George P. Smith II named inaugural CLEAR Health fellow
The Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information announced today (June 2) the appointment of George P. Smith II as its first visiting fellow. Smith, a professor at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, is an internationally recognized scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of law and health care, specifically bioethics and health law. Read the complete story.

IU biologists find that non-independent mutations present new path to evolutionary success
Mutations of DNA that lead to one base being replaced by another don't have to happen as single, independent events in humans and other eukaryotes, a group of Indiana University Bloomington biologists has learned after surveying several creatures' genomes. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for May 26:
Men's and Women's Track: Vera Neuenswander and Kelsie Ahbe both earned top-12 finishes in the pole vault on day one of the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Devin Pipkin moved one step closer to punching his ticket as well, advancing to the quarters in the 100 meters. Read the meet notes.

Results for May 27:
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers closed the day with Sarah Pease, De'Sean Turner, Andrew Poore and Andy Weatherford advancing in the 3,000m steeplechase. Read the meet notes.

Results for May 28:
Men's and Women's Track: IU got a very impressive performance in the 4x100m relay from Tyler Sult, Kind Butler, Chris Vaughn and Devin Pipkin and then saw Ben Hubers and Andrew Poore punch their tickets in the 5,000. Read the meet notes.

No events scheduled until June 8

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IU in the news

Kelley School to Host International Symposium
Inside Indiana Business, May 31 -- Systems analysis and design will be the focus of an international symposium this week hosted by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. IU Vice President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler will give the keynote address. Those attending the event believe that systems analysis and design is at the "core" of the information systems discipline. Full story.

IU Health Goshen Doctor Recognized Again
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, medpagetoday.com, U.S, News, June 2, 1 -- Breakthrough research by Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care Medical Director Dr. Doug Schwartzentruber is featured in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is one of the first to prove vaccines might have a medical benefit against cancer. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Omega 3 fatty acids help fight alcohol abuse
The Times of India, May 27 -- In a multi-year study at the Indiana University School of Medicine, researchers revealed at a molecular level, there is a potential therapeutic benefit between them. The study showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for Omega 3 fatty acid given to mice models of bipolar disorder. Full story.

'Worms from hell' a clue to life on Mars?
Washington Post, June 2 -- For the first time, scientists have found complex, multi-celled creatures living a mile and more below the planet's surface, raising new possibilities about the spread of life on Earth and potential subsurface life on other planets and moons. The two lead researchers, Gaetan Borgonie of the University of Ghent in Belgium and Tullis Onstott of Princeton University, said the discovery of creatures so far below ground, with nervous, digestive and reproductive systems, was akin to finding "Moby Dick in Lake Ontario." At least one of the bacteria species discovered earlier by Onstott and Lisa Pratt of Indiana University lives entirely disconnected from anything on the Earth's surface or produced by photosynthesis. It uses the radioactive decay of nearby rocks as the energy source to break apart molecules that it then feeds on. Full story.

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