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Front Page News at Indiana University

September 20, 2011

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Distinguished IU scientists awarded IU President's Medal
Stephanie Power-Carter is new director of IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
IU Theatre joins Themester with the American tribal love-rock musical 'Hair'
IU Center for Survey Research has new leader after 24 years
Indiana University announces $1.1 million fund establishing world's largest student prize for software, technology business plan
Indiana University institute to take part in webinar on use of neighborhood data
IU Auditorium to present Emmy Award-winning comedian Jon Stewart
Indiana University chemist Carlson receives NIH Director's New Innovator award
IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces fall 2011 live streaming
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Distinguished IU scientists awarded IU President's Medal
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded emeriti faculty members John Preer and Ting-Kai Li with the President's Medal for Excellence. The awards are among the highest honors an IU president can bestow. Read the complete story.

Stephanie Power-Carter is new director of IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Stephanie Power-Carter, new director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, understands the importance of academic excellence and community of family and hopes to use that knowledge to continue an inviting and warm tradition at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Theatre joins Themester with the American tribal love-rock musical 'Hair'
Indiana University Theatre's 2011-2012 season opens with American love-rock musical Hair Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Hair is presented as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' 2011 Themester, "Making War, Making Peace." Read the complete story.

IU Center for Survey Research has new leader after 24 years
Ashley Bowers, the new director for Indiana University's Center for Survey Research, assumed leadership of the center on Aug. 15. Bowers is former director of the Statistics and Methodology unit for the University of Michigan's Survey Research Operations. Read the complete story.

Indiana University announces $1.1 million fund establishing world's largest student prize for software, technology business plan
A group of investors has created a $1.1 million fund to support $250,000 in annual prize money to Indiana University Bloomington students who submit the best business plans for a student-led company focused on Internet and software technology. Read the complete story.

Indiana University institute to take part in webinar on use of neighborhood data
Researchers at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute will be presenters in a nationwide webinar on Oct. 5, hosted by the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium to present Emmy Award-winning comedian Jon Stewart
Fresh off his ninth consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will perform two shows, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., at IU Auditorium on September 30. Tickets for both shows are sold out. Read the complete story.

Indiana University chemist Carlson receives NIH Director's New Innovator award
Erin E. Carlson, an assistant professor of chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, intended to stimulate innovative research and support promising new scientists. Read the complete story.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces fall 2011 live streaming
Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its fall 2011 live streaming schedule. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center stage. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 16:
Men's and Women's Cross Country: Hoosier Women Take First, Men Second at Indiana Intercollegiates. Read the meet notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (8-2) knocked off previously undefeated George Washington (10-1) in a five-set thriller (14-25, 26-24, 25-15, 15-25, 15-13). Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: For the second time this year the Indiana men's soccer team held a top-15 team scoreless but the Hoosiers were also unable to find the back of the net in a 0-0 double overtime scoreless tie at No. 14 St. John's Friday night at Belson Stadium in Queens, N.Y. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team posted a 12th place finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday with a three-round total of 892. Read the tournament notes.

Results for September 17:
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (8-3) lost a tough one to U.C. Santa Barbara (6-5) in a five-set heartbreaker (24-26, 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 13-15). Read the game notes.
Football: Indiana's Edward Wright-Baker threw for two touchdowns Saturday, and the Hoosiers rushed for 271 yards and three more scores to defeat South Carolina State 38-21. The victory gave new Indiana coach Kevin Wilson his first career win in three tries. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball:: Indiana Volleyball (8-4) fell to No. 17 San Diego (13-0) in three sets (13-25, 17-25, 16-25). Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: An afternoon comeback in round two has propelled the Indiana women's golf team to sixth in the standings after 36 holes of the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State. Read the tournament notes.

Results for September 18:
Women's Soccer: Indiana University women's soccer team put seven of its 12 shots on goal but were not able to get a tally and suffered a 1-0 loss to the Michigan Wolverines (6-2-1, 1-0 Big Ten) in the first conference game for both teams. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team topped No. 15 Ohio, 3-2, in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 18. Brenna Moeljadi scored the Hoosiers (6-2) first two goals and Jaclyn Zamudio scored IU's third goal in the win. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: Goals from Blake Wise and A.J. Corrado were all the ninth-ranked Indiana men's soccer team needed to remain unbeaten on the season with a 2-0 victory at Rutgers Sunday afternoon at Yurcak Field. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team tallied a seventh-place finish with a score of 935 at the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for September 23:
Field Hockey: Northwestern, 3 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Soccer: Iowa, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball: Michigan, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Soccer: Penn State, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU Creates Tech Plan Competition
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Sept. 19 -- Indiana University is unveiling what it describes as the richest technology business plan competition in the world. The university says a group of investors has created a $1.1 million fund to support the Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology competition. Each year, winners will receive $250,000 for submitting the best plans for a student-led company focusing on Internet and software technology. Full story.

America's Most Beautiful College Campuses
Travelandleisure.com, Sept. -- To explore IU's flagship campus, follow the meticulously kept red-brick path that starts at the Sample Gates and winds through Dunn Woods, filled with 80 varieties of mature trees, and the Old Crescent Historic District with its carved limestone structures. Among the most impressive is the Student Building with its soaring clock tower. Full story.

Indiana University honors three alumni for Times work
Tampabay.com, Sept. 18 -- Former Times Publishing Co. chairman Nelson Poynter and current chairman and chief executive officer Paul Tash were among 15 journalists who received the Indiana University School of Journalism's Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday in Bloomington, Ind. Thomas French, a former St. Petersburg Times staff writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, also received the honor. IU gave the awards for the first time this year as part of its celebration of 100 years of journalism education at the university. Full story.

IU challenge helps save lives
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 20 -- Now in its 15th year, the IU Blood Donor Challenge is again poised to provide more than 3,000 units of blood to those in need. The challenge, coordinated by the IU Alumni Association, American Red Cross, Indiana Blood Center and South Bend Medical Foundation, began on Sept. 11 and runs through Nov. 4. Full story.
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