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Joshua Bell joins the Summer Festival Orchestra
Computerworld again names Indiana University among best places to work in IT
44th Education Leadership Conference at IU School of Education features free public events
IU School of Continuing Studies announces 2011-12 award recipients
IU's Elinor Ostrom honored in France, Norway
WTIU documentary 'Harp Dreams' wins three regional Emmy awards
IU Maurer School of Law professor named to oversight council for online adult content
Interesting, not just advanced classes may best promote interest in STEM careers
IU to welcome 17 new Lilly Scholars from across Indiana
HPER's Klaunig one of three to serve on state toxicology transition panel
IU expert: Obama speech marks 'turning point' for U.S. influence
'Blueprint' will lead to improved success, excellence and efficiency at IU regional campuses
June issue of Indiana Magazine of History looks at college sports scandals
IU announces results of early retirement program
IU Trustees approve design for Bloomington residence hall, apartments
IU Trustees approve the IU Public Health Initiative, work continues
IU Budget for 2011-12 includes funding for merit pay raises
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Joshua Bell joins the Summer Festival Orchestra
The Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Symphonic Series, a highlight of the Indiana University Summer Festival of the Arts, begins Friday, July 1, at IU Auditorium with a performance by violin virtuoso and Jacobs faculty member Joshua Bell and the Summer Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern. Read the complete story.

Computerworld again names Indiana University among best places to work in IT
Indiana University has again been recognized by Computerworld as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT. "Technology careers are part of Indiana's economic future, and I am delighted that the IT staff of IU's eight campuses, many schools, and departments have again indicated that IT careers at IU are among the best in the nation," said Brad Wheeler, vice president for IT and CIO at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

44th Education Leadership Conference at IU School of Education features free public events
The public is invited for two panel discussions regarding changing K-12 education policies and laws as part of the 44th Annual Education Leadership Summer Conference at the Indiana University School of Education this week. Read the complete story.

IU School of Continuing Studies announces 2011-12 award recipients
The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies recognized 11 individuals recently at an awards luncheon held at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Alumni Center. Read the complete story.

IU's Elinor Ostrom honored in France, Norway
Elinor Ostrom, Distinguished Professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington and co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, is being honored by the scientific community in France. In a tribute to her work, Ostrom will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Montpelier and deliver a keynote address at a UNESCO conference in Paris. Read the complete story.

WTIU documentary 'Harp Dreams' wins three regional Emmy awards
The WTIU-TV documentary Harp Dreams received three regional Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards were presented June 18 in Cleveland at the 42nd Annual Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards ceremony. The Great Lakes Chapter includes TV stations in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law professor named to oversight council for online adult content
A professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has been appointed to the policy council for a new organization advocating responsible business practices in the online adult entertainment community. Read the complete story.

Interesting, not just advanced classes may best promote interest in STEM careers
A new study published in the journal Science Education finds that pushing high school students into more advanced courses in the STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- does not have the greatest impact on whether they choose STEM careers. Read the complete story.

IU to welcome 17 new Lilly Scholars from across Indiana
This fall, Indiana University Bloomington will welcome 17 new Lilly Endowment Community Scholars representing 15 Indiana cities. IU has admitted Lilly Endowment Community Scholars every year of the program's existence, since it was founded in 1998. Read the complete story.

HPER's Klaunig one of three to serve on state toxicology transition panel
James Klaunig, chair and professor in the Department of Environmental Health in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been appointed to a three-member panel to oversee the transition of the Department of Toxicology from the IU School of Medicine to the state of Indiana. Read the complete story.

IU expert: Obama speech marks 'turning point' for U.S. influence
President Obama announced yesterday his decision to withdraw 33,000 American troops from Afghanistan by the summer of 2012, declaring that the "surge" of U.S. military personnel ordered in 2009 is meeting its goals. But, according to a Maurer School of Law counterinsurgency expert who briefed military and civilian personnel being deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-10, the speech marks a turning point, not only for the future of Afghanistan but also for the future projection of U.S. power and influence. Read the complete story.

'Blueprint' will lead to improved success, excellence and efficiency at IU regional campuses
A new Blueprint for Student Attainment charts a path to greater success for students at Indiana University regional campuses while addressing the evolving role and growing importance of the campuses to the state and the regions they serve. Read the complete story.

June issue of Indiana Magazine of History looks at college sports scandals
The recent downfall of the storied Ohio State University Buckeyes' football program is only the latest in a long series of episodes involving college athletics programs that have run afoul of the regulations. As David Pierce and Galen Clavio write in the June 2011 issue of the Indiana Magazine of History, violations of NCAA and Big Ten conference rules are as old as the rules themselves. Read the complete story.

IU announces results of early retirement program
Indiana University announced today (June 23) the results of its Early Retirement Incentive Plan, an effort that is expected to save the university $6 million annually by helping departments reduce personnel expenses. The plan provided eligible employees with a one-time opportunity to apply for voluntary early retirement from IU, with the first phase of early retirements beginning June 30. Applications were accepted from April 18 through May 13. Read the complete story.

IU Trustees approve design for Bloomington residence hall, apartments
The Indiana University Board of Trustees gave approval today (June 24) to the design of a new student residence hall and apartment complex near the east side of the IU Bloomington campus, setting the stage for construction of the facilities to begin later this year. Read the complete story.

IU Trustees approve the IU Public Health Initiative, work continues
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (June 24) approved key components of the IU Public Health Initiative, an effort by the university to address pressing health needs across the state through the establishment of the state's first schools of public health. Read the complete story.

IU Budget for 2011-12 includes funding for merit pay raises
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today approved a $3 billion budget for the 2011-12 academic year that includes an additional $15.3 million for student financial aid and provides funding for modest pay increases for most employees. The unanimous voice-vote approval came during the board's regular business meeting, held this month at the IU South Bend campus. The budget includes $1.8 billion for operating expenses and $1.2 billion for other activities, including medical services, residence halls and research projects. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for June 24:
Men's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.

Scheduled for June 25:
Women's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Men's Track: USA Track and Field Jr and Sr Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.

Nothing further is scheduled through June 30.

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IU in the news

IU Among Top IT Employers
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, June 20 -- Indiana University has been recognized as one of Computerworld's Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The publication bases the list on several categories including a survey of each organization's IT workers. This is the second straight year IU has made the list. Full story.

Indiana Univ. Undergrad Wins Investment Competition
India West, June 14 -- Sunjay Gorawara, an undergraduate student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, May 25 won a major competition for aspiring stock traders. Gorawara, a 21-year-old senior from Buffalo Grove, Ill., majoring in finance, economic consulting and public policy, came in first place at the new competition, part of the prestigious Ira Sohn Investment Conference in New York. Full story.

Why virtual weight loss programs could lead to better health habits
CBS Smart Planet, June 16 -- When Club One approached Anne Massey about studying the success of its new virtual club in Second Life, she accepted the opportunity with some skepticism. An expert on the intersections of technology, business and society, Massey wondered whether a 3D weight loss club would be as effective as its real-world counterpart. I spoke last week with Massey, a professor of information systems at Indiana University, about the surprising results -- and about how what this virtual experiment means for the future of weight loss programs. Full story.

IU Health Debuts New Treatment
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, June 20 -- Indiana University Health Cardiovascular says it is the first facility in the state to offer a new valve replacement system called Trifecta. The organization says the new technology makes the procedure much less invasive. Hoosiers with aortic heart valve disease now have a one-stop shop for a new lease on life. Indiana University Health Cardiovascular is the first in the state to offer the Trifecta™ valve, a new stented tissue valve replacement for diseased, damaged or malfunctioning aortic heart valves. Full story.

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