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IU Bloomington chemists develop two new devices to aid life sciences research
IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek culminates with Women in Jazz performance, discussion
Fran Snygg arts award winners announced
Teens With Cancer Present Unique Psychological Issues
IU Opera Theater to stage politically charged love story 'Giulio Cesare' during ArtsWeek 2009
Women's Law Caucus supports domestic violence programs
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington chemists develop two new devices to aid life sciences research -- Indiana University scientists have developed a fast, low-cost, high-precision device that can be used to analyze samples in a wide array of settings -- from atop Icelandic glaciers to the benches of operating rooms. The technology, developed by IU Bloomington analytical chemist Gary Hieftje and graduate student Michael Webb, is called a "solution-electrode discharge" spectrometer. It allows users to determine what chemical elements are in a solution of unknown makeup. Among its many potential uses, the spectrometer could determine the concentration of the element cadmium in a reservoir or, in medical clinics, determine the presence or absence of selenium in blood extracted from a patient. Read the complete story.

IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek culminates with Women in Jazz performance, discussion -- Indiana University's Arts Week 2009 will close March 1 with a free, open to the public tribute to Women's History Month, "Women in Jazz." In this spotlight event, Bloomington artists Janiece Jaffe and Monika Herzig team up with regional artists Vickie Daniel, Jennifer Kirk and Shawn Plonski, as well as some up-and-coming young female jazz artists, to celebrate three generations of women in jazz. The evening will begin with a panel discussion in which each participant will present her career path as a musician, mother, wife and more. The 90-minute concert, starting at 7:30 p.m., will feature a mix of jazz standards and originals by each musician. Read the complete story.

Fran Snygg arts award winners announced -- Indiana University's Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs has announced the winners of the Fran Snygg Endowment Fund and the Fran Snygg Grant for Artistic Collaboration. This year's recipients are Selene Carter and Elizabeth Shea, from the Department of Kinesiology in the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), and Sara Brooks and Kristin Carlson, master of fine arts candidates in IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Read the complete story.

Teens With Cancer Present Unique Psychological Issues -- A diagnosis of cancer is devastating at any age, but for teens it occurs at a time of critical physical, individual and interpersonal development and other often anxiety-provoking changes. "Teens are at the threshold of life, increasingly separating from parents, developing close peer and romantic relationships, and thinking about the future -- about thing like college and jobs. But when confronted with a life threatening diagnosis, along with that diagnosis comes the often need to surrender a growing independence and rely upon their parents once again," said Melissa Carpentier, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and associate member of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater to stage politically charged love story 'Giulio Cesare' during ArtsWeek 2009 -- In a perfect complement to ArtsWeek 2009's "Politics and the Arts" theme, the political power struggles of ancient Egypt -- and the passionate love affair between the iconic figures Cleopatra and Cesare -- will come to life on the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center when the Jacobs School of Music stages Giulio Cesare, one of George Frideric Handel's most popular operas. Read the complete story.

Women's Law Caucus supports domestic violence programs -- The Women's Law Caucus at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law raised more than $9,000 at its annual charity auction last week for two local domestic violence programs. Both Middle Way House of Bloomington, Ind., and the school's Protective Order Project will use the proceeds to continue providing services to local victims of domestic abuse. The auction puts donated items and packages up for bidding in both a silent and live auction setting. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 13:
Wrestling: The #20 Indiana University wrestling team suffered a 25-6 setback Friday night at #8 Illinois. A pair of Hoosiers came out on top in their individual matches. Read the match notes.
Men's Golf: Indiana has advanced to the semifinals of the first Annual Big Ten Match Play Championships following a win over arch-rival Purdue on Friday. The Hoosiers' 4-2 victory over Purdue sets up a Saturday morning showdown versus the Michigan State Spartans. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 14:
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team (7-2) dropped a 4-3 decision to DePaul (7-2) on Saturday. Indiana seized the doubles point, but won just two singles matches. Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Freshman Ben Stephen continued his breakout season by winning a collegiate championship at the Tyson Invitational on Friday. The meet is one of the nation's most prestigious events, including many of the best teams and athletes in the country. The Hoosiers also competed at the Hoosiers Hills Invitational. The meet took place at Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington. Read the tournament notes.
Softball: The Indiana bats struggled to get going against Oklahoma State's Sarah Odom on Saturday and the Cowgirls went on to claim a 7-0 victory in the first game of the Marriott Houston Classic for both teams. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers fell to the #31 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday 6-1. The Hoosiers took the number five singles flight and the number three doubles flight in the match. Read the match notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana University men's golf team, a squad ranked in top-10 of most national polls, may be moving up even higher next week after capturing the first annual Big Ten Match Play Championship on Saturday. The Hoosiers topped Michigan, 3.5-2.5, in the finals. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 15:
Softball: The Hoosiers faced two loses on the last day of the Marriott Houston Classic. Read the North Carolina State game notes. Read the Oklahoma State game notes.
Men's Basketball: Illinois' Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale each scored 16 points to lead #22/20 Illinois to a 65-52 win in Bloomington over Indiana, Sunday afternoon. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: The #20 Indiana University wrestling team defeated #16 Northwestern Sunday afternoon, 23-11. It marks the third straight win for IU over the Wildcats, and the Cream and Crimson's 10th victory in the last 11 meetings between the two schools. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday, Feb. 16:
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 8 p.m., Madison, Wisc.

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IU in the news

Celebrating a great university in heart of the city
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 15 -- Last weekend, something remarkable happened at the IUPUI campus center. A birthday party celebrated the 40th anniversary of this incredible institution. Two of the world's great universities, Indiana and Purdue, have come together to present one of the most exciting, dynamic, innovative and successful educational experiments in the world today. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis serves more than 30,000 students, including 1,357 international students, and has the largest research program in the state along with an extraordinary commitment to service learning. Last year it awarded 2,993 bachelor degrees, an increase of 40 percent in the past 10 years; 1,877 master's degrees, a threefold increase in 10 years; 644 professional degrees; and has doubled the number of degrees earned by minorities in the past 10 years. Full story.

Jacobs School of Music's best set for D.C. concert
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 16 -- They're the best of the best, and it's earned them the right to travel more than 600 miles to the nation's capital to perform their carefully tuned instruments and crisp melodies. Eight students from the Jacobs School of Music will perform Tuesday in the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Their performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, which is "designed to present the best young musical artists in classical music, jazz, musical theater and opera from the nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities," according to a press release. Full story.

Living Well: Get your carb-protein workout ratios right
Seattle P-I, Feb. 15 -- Research bears out the school lunchroom staple as a formidable and reasonably priced sports drink. A study by Indiana University researcher Joel Stager demonstrated that chocolate milk performed just as effectively as Gatorade or the high-carb drink Endurox R4 when cyclists were put through two grueling stationary bike sessions four hours apart. Full story.

Count on business to find economic solutions
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 16 -- For months now, we have heard reporters and politicians describe varying ways of measuring how our economic woes are affecting the world, the nation and even Indiana and its local communities. Causes have been explored, solutions continue to be offered. Yet we have so far ignored three serious problems that pose the greatest long-run challenges to the continued viability, competitiveness and success of many businesses. For the past 63 years, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has convened leaders in business to address key concerns at an annual conference. To begin a conversation on the perfect storm that now looms, this year's conference will bring together thought leaders in the areas of health care, energy and the environment to frame the issues. Full story.

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