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Kathy McCarnes named sustainability officer for IU Bloomington Libraries
IUs College of Arts and Humanities Institute announces fall awards
Panel encourages law students to give back, get experience
IU's 11th Annual Women In Science registration set
IU forms blue ribbon committee on health care cost
NASDAQ OMX vice chairman and co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to make an Indiana appearance
Indiana University experts offer policy advice to President Obama
How-to workshop on nonprofits offered to community
ABBA homage 'Mamma Mia!' returns to IU Auditorium
The cadets are coming
Biomet founder is Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's Distinguished Entrepreneur
Indiana University news tips from the AAAS 2009 annual meeting
$15 million gift will transform learning environment for undergraduates at IUs Kelley School
A string of first-place wins for IU student guitarist

Kathy McCarnes named sustainability officer for IU Bloomington Libraries -- Patricia Steele, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, today announced the appointment of Kathy McCarnes as sustainability officer for the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, in addition to McCarnes' responsibilities as director of business affairs and facilities. In her new role, McCarnes will oversee the IU Bloomington Libraries' sustainability efforts and represent the IU Bloomington Libraries at the campus level. Read the complete story.

IUs College of Arts and Humanities Institute announces fall awards -- Indiana University's College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) recently announced the awards of its Fall 2008 competition. The institute has two competitions each year, in the fall and spring semesters. The competitions are open to tenure-stream faculty in arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

Panel encourages law students to give back, get experience -- Whenever attorney Marc Kadish hears a joke about the legal profession, he reminds himself of all the good work lawyers do for others, often free of charge. Kadish, director of pro bono activities at Mayer Brown in Chicago, joined panelists discussing the virtues of pro bono work at "Pro Bono Stories: Building Careers, Changing Lives" Feb. 4 at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Read the complete story.

IU's 11th Annual Women In Science registration set -- Undergraduate and graduate women studying in mathematics, technology, natural sciences or social sciences at Indiana University have until Feb. 20 (Friday) to register to participate in the 11th Annual Women in Science Research Conference's research poster presentations. Read the complete story.

IU forms blue ribbon committee on health care cost -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie today (Feb. 11) announced the formation of a 12-member blue ribbon committee to identify ways to cut health care costs while continuing to deliver high-quality health care to employees and their families on all IU campuses. Read the complete story.

NASDAQ OMX vice chairman and co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to make an Indiana appearance -- Two centers in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business -- the Institute for Corporate Governance and the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation -- are partnering with NASDAQ OMX and the Indiana Association for Corporate Growth to host programs on Feb. 19 featuring the Hon. Michael G. Oxley. Read the complete story.

Indiana University experts offer policy advice to President Obama -- Imagine you're sharing an elevator ride with President Barack Obama, and he asks your advice -- about something you've spent your professional career studying. That was the challenge presented to almost 30 Indiana University faculty members, including experts in health care, education, the environment, technology, the arts and other fields. Their responses make up a special issue of IU's Perspectives in Policy, a monthly e-newsletter. Read the complete story.

How-to workshop on nonprofits offered to community -- Indiana University Bloomington academic programs and student groups are joining with community organizations to present a free workshop and panel discussion on what's involved in starting nonprofit organizations. Read the complete story.

ABBA homage 'Mamma Mia!' returns to IU Auditorium -- Mamma Mia!, the wildly popular musical based on the songs of '70s pop sensation ABBA, returns to IU Auditorium March 6 for a three-day run. Read the complete story.

The cadets are coming -- Next weekend (Feb. 20-22), Bloomington will be flooded with hundreds of Army ROTC Cadets from 30 different Midwestern programs when Indiana University's Department of Military Science hosts the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency competition. Read the complete story.

Biomet founder is Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's Distinguished Entrepreneur -- Dane A. Miller, co-founder of Biomet, will be the guest of Indiana University's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Kelley School of Business on Tuesday (Feb.17) as the center's Distinguished Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Read the complete story.

Indiana University news tips from the AAAS 2009 annual meeting -- Four Indiana University Bloomington researchers are presenting at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, Feb. 12-16. Read the complete story.

$15 million gift will transform learning environment for undergraduates at IUs Kelley School -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business today (Feb. 13) publicly announced a $15 million gift, which will ignite an ambitious $60 million capital campaign to transform its facilities for undergraduate students. The gift is from a graduate of the Kelley School who wishes to remain anonymous. Read the complete story.

A string of first-place wins for IU student guitarist -- Classical guitarist Nemanja Ostojic, a master's student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, won first place in the prestigious Southwest Guitar Festival in San Antonio Sunday (Feb. 8). The win marks Ostojic's fourth first-place international competition finish since he began studying at the Jacobs School last year. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Feb. 12:
Women's Basketball: Three Hoosiers scored in double-digits, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team (15-8, 8-6) was outlasted by Michigan State, 71-65, in overtime. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Feb. 13:
Softball: Texas State, 8 p.m., Houston, Texas
Wrestling: Illinois, 8 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Match Play Championships, all day, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Women's Track: Hoosier Hills and Tyson Invitational, Time TBA, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Track: Hoosier Hills and Tyson Invitational, Time TBA, Fayetteville, Ark.

Schedule for Saturday, Feb. 14:
Women's Track: Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., Houston, Texas
Women's Tennis: DePaul, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Kentucky, 4 p.m., Lexington, Ky.
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, Time TBA, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, Time TBA, Fayetteville, Ark.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb. 15:
Men's Basketball: Illinois, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Oklahoma State, 12 p.m., Houston, Texas
Wrestling: Northwestern, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

IU could benefit from $789B stimulus package
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 13 -- IU could benefit from the agreement on the $789 billion stimulus package reached Wednesday by the Senate and House of Representatives. The bill is a trimmed-down version of the original $819 billion plan the House approved in January. The majority of the bill will provide tax relief and create jobs, but some funds will go toward higher education costs. The vote was almost along party lines, with only three Republicans voting in favor of the bill. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., voted in favor of the bill, and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., did not. The House will vote Friday on the final version of the bill, which could be signed by President Barack Obama as early as Monday. Full story.

IU plans expansion of business school building
Chicagotribune.com, Feb. 13 -- Indiana University will expand its Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, adding 20 classrooms, video conferencing and a Wall Street-style trading room. Dean Dan Smith says the expansion will also add labs, study spaces, lounges and a conference room. Full story.

Training future teachers
Kokomo Tribune, Feb. 10 -- An agreement that allows Ivy Tech Community College education students to transfer credits to Indiana University is nothing new in Kokomo. The two schools took their partnership an extra step when officials announced Tuesday in Indianapolis they are easing the pathway to a teaching career. These transfer agreements make it possible for students who complete an Associate of Science in elementary education at any of Ivy Tech's 23 campuses to transfer credits earned that will count toward Bachelor of Science in elementary education degrees offered at Indiana University. Full story.

Art museum receives $500K grant
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 10 --The IU Art Museum recently received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create two new staff positions to enhance the museum's presence on campus. According to IU Art Museum Director Adelheid Gealt, the grant will be used over a three-and-a-half-year period to add a full-time senior academics officer and a projects coordinator to the museum's staff. These new positions will increase curricular involvement with the museum by reaching out to different departments. "It's an extraordinary honor to have this grant, and it reflects well on Indiana University," Gealt said. Full story.

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