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Maya Angelou visit highlight of IU's 25th Annual ArtsWeek celebration
Regenstrief Institute receives World Health Organization designation
Indiana University Bloomington names first sustainability director
Bloomington couple presented Hoosiers for Higher Education Distinguished Member Award
Jacobs School to compete in Met Auditions Grand Finals
IU professor named 'Distinguished Scientist' by Association for Computing Machinery
TRIP: Indiana tobacco sales to minors reaches new low, good news
National fitness leader to discuss physical activity guidelines at IU
State Sen. Lubbers receives IU's Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Maya Angelou visit highlight of IU's 25th Annual ArtsWeek celebration -- In one of the signature events of Indiana University's 25th Annual ArtsWeek, the legendary author Maya Angelou will appear at IU Auditorium in Bloomington on March 1 at 7 p.m. Free general admission tickets will be distributed to IU students, faculty, staff and members of the community beginning on Monday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at the IU Auditorium Box Office until all tickets have been distributed. Read the complete story.

Regenstrief Institute receives World Health Organization designation -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Regenstrief Institute's medical informatics group as the world's first WHO Collaborating Center for Medical Informatics. The institute is housed on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. The four-year designation, given for the "design, application, and research of medical information systems," is recognition of the international leadership and depth of expertise of the Institute's medical informatics group in the innovative use of information technology within medicine. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington names first sustainability director -- Indianapolis architect William M. "Bill" Brown, a leading Indiana figure in the design and construction of environmentally sustainable buildings, has been named the first director of sustainability for Indiana University Bloomington. Brown has been an associate partner since 2006 with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects. Responsible for library design and marketing for the 55-person Indianapolis firm, he has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consultant on 10 projects in the past two years, including two projects with zero net energy consumption. Read the complete story.

Bloomington couple presented Hoosiers for Higher Education Distinguished Member Award -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the Sue H. Talbot Distinguished HHE Member Award to Community Captains Pat and Ken Shidler of Bloomington, at a ceremony Tuesday in Indianapolis. The presentation was in conjunction with the 18th Annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit. This award was developed to honor the significant contributions of founding HHE director and current IU Board of Trustee member Sue H. Talbot, who was responsible for the development and execution of the master plan that created one of the very first university-based grassroots organizations in the country. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School to compete in Met Auditions Grand Finals -- Soprano and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate student Kiri Dyan Deonarine has made it through to the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the elite competition to identify the best young opera singers throughout the United States and Canada. The Grand Finals Concert, under the baton of internationally acclaimed Jacobs alumnus Patrick Summers, will take place at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Feb. 22, completing a search for talent that began with nearly 1,800 competitors between the ages of 20 and 30. Read the complete story.

IU professor named 'Distinguished Scientist' by Association for Computing Machinery -- Indiana University Professor of Computer Science Paul Purdom has been named a "distinguished scientist" by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The association recognized 27 professionals from universities and research centers around the world for their individual contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. They are being honored for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress in science, engineering, business and many other areas of human endeavor. Read the complete story.

TRIP: Indiana tobacco sales to minors reaches new low, good news -- Sales of tobacco products to Indiana youth who are assisting with the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP) hit an all-time low last year. Sales occured during just 7.2 percent of more than 8,000 inspections, reversing the slight increase seen the previous year. TRIP is a joint venture of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana State Excise Police. Read the complete story.

National fitness leader to discuss physical activity guidelines at IU -- Physical activity guidelines will be given a "closer look" during a lecture by Rear Adm. Penelope Slade-Sawyer, acting executive director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, who will present the Marian Godeke Miller Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Slade-Sawyer, Commissioned Corps Officer in the U.S. Public Health Services, will present "A Closer Look: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans," at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Student Recreational Sports Center, 1601 Law Lane. Read the complete story.

State Sen. Lubbers receives IU's Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award -- A veteran state legislator was recognized by Hoosiers for Higher Education for her significant contributions to higher education and Indiana University. IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented the Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award to Sen. Teresa Lubbers, R-Indianapolis. The award is named for former Indiana Governors Matthew Welsh and Otis "Doc" Bowen. They both served as co-chairs of the Hoosiers for Higher Education state advisory committee at the organization's inception in 1991. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Feb. 19:
Women's Basketball: Senior Kim Roberson became Indiana's all-time steals leader as the Hoosiers (17-8, 10-6) posted four players in double-digits to come away with a 85-67 at Northwestern (6-20, 2-13) on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Evanston. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Trevon Hughes had 21 points and Wisconsin pulled away in the second half to beat Indiana 68-51 on Thursday night. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Feb. 20:
Women's Tennis: Tennessee, 4 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn.
Baseball: West Virginia, 4 p.m., Bradenton, Fla.
Wrestling: Iowa, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Schedule for Saturday, Feb. 21:
Men's Tennis: Alabama, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Georgetown, 1 p.m., Tampa, Fla.
Men's Basketball: Purdue, 2 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Softball: UC Riverside, 4:45 p.m., Florida State, 7 p.m., Tallahassee, Fla.
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb. 22:
Softball: East Carolina, 9 a.m., Michigan, 11:15 a.m., Tallahassee, Fla.
Women's Tennis: Kentucky, 11 a.m., Lexington, Ky.
Baseball: USF, 1 p.m., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wrestling: Minnesota, 3 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Basketball: Ohio State, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

Trustees to look at Master Plan
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 19 -- The board of trustees will discuss at a meeting today at IU-Southeast in New Albany the University's Master Plan, a blueprint for IU's architectural future. Trustee Bill Cast called the Master Plan, which is an overview for construction for the Bloomington and IU-Purdue University Indianapolis campuses for the next 20 years, one of the most important items on the trustee agenda. The plan will serve as an outline for future projects, such as where to keep green space and regulations for buildings. Full story.

Study finds tobacco sales down to Ind. youths
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19 -- Undercover checks of Indiana retailers have found fewer store clerks are willing to sell tobacco products to minors. The annual study by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center released Wednesday said that tobacco sales to those under age 18 occurred in 7.2 percent of the more than 8,000 unannounced inspections last year for the lowest rate since the project began in 2000. "Zero percent would be ideal," said Aaron Jones, the researcher who coordinated the study. "We never expect to achieve that just because of the turnover rate," and businesses having to train new employees on the law regarding tobacco sales. Any rate less than 10 percent is good for the state, Jones said. The center, part of the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, sends youths into stores along with undercover officers from the Indiana State Excise Police. Full story.

Facebook reverses controversial 'Terms of Use' changes
The Arkansas Traveler, Feb. 20 -- Wednesday, users who logged on to Facebook.com were greeted by a message saying that the Web site is temporarily going back to its previous Terms of Use policies. Feb. 4, the social networking Web site deleted a portion of their Terms of Use page which said once you closed your account in the Facebook network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Consumerist.com drew attention to the controversial changes Sunday in an article called "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever." "This is the Internet," said Fred Cate, an Indiana University School of Law professor and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research in an Indiana University newspaper. "It's not a place where you want to put things. Think of the Internet like a postcard; anyone can read it. "This sparked an uproar in the Facebook community by Monday. Full story.

Is Your Daughter Safe at Work?
NOW on PBS, Feb. 20 -- At first, 16-year-old Maureen Smith* loved her new job at UltraStar Cinemas' Poway 10 theater. It was fun to see movies for free, and she liked goofing around with the other kids who worked there, including her best friend, Lindsay. Maureen's parents had been pleased when she'd told them she wanted an after-school job so she could earn her own spending money. At the time, Maureen was a high school junior who not only earned academic awards, but played lacrosse and ran cross-country. Yet her mother, Katherine, felt her daughter could handle the new responsibility: "She was very disciplined," Katherine recalls. A few weeks after Maureen started working at the San Diego-area theater, Dan Wooten, 32, was brought in to become general manager -- and everything changed. Federal sexual harassment law allows all employees to file a complaint, but it doesn't make any special allowances for teenagers. A lawsuit is likely to be stronger if a victim has complained -- If not to the harasser, then to her supervisor or to Human Resources or another designated person. But most teenagers won't do that. "They're used to doing what Mom and Dad say, what their teachers say, what their coaches say," explains Jennifer Drobac, an Indiana University law professor and former employment attorney. "Yet the legal system expects these girls to confront their first workplace authority figure and say, 'That's completely inappropriate conduct on your part.'" Full story.


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