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IU Libraries hosts student digital literacy contest
Students in IU Bloomington Virtù Project raise money for Timmy Foundation
Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health
Cambridge scholar to deliver Snyder Lecture Tuesday
Study: More ticket "options" would benefit March Madness fans
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU Libraries hosts student digital literacy contest -- Undergraduate students will show off their reference and Internet literacy skills during the Digital Literacy Contest on April 7 at Indiana University Bloomington's Herman B Wells Library. The Indiana University Libraries, which is hosting the competition, is offering more than $200 in cash prizes. Afterward, the library will provide food and lead a discussion about digital information literacy. Read the complete story.

Students in IU Bloomington Virtù Project raise money for Timmy Foundation -- Next Thursday (April 9), students in Indiana University's Liberal Arts and Management Program will present a check to the Timmy Foundation, which works to secure health care and education for children in poor regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. The $7,610 donation is the work of the Virtù Project, an original social entrepreneurship initiative in which students learn effective business skills while raising money for a worthy cause. Read the complete story.

Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health -- When the need for speed is critical, how can a public health department communicate with doctors and hospitals, sending alerts to help prevent or stop a public health crisis? How can thousands of health-care providers be notified about disease outbreaks, illness from food borne contaminants or even a possible pandemic? Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in collaboration with the Marion County Health Department (Indianapolis, Ind), have developed and tested a technology that allows public health officials to abandon a traditional, inefficient paper approach to alerting the medical community about public health crises in favor of an electronic strategy to seamlessly and instantly push out information critical to patient care. Read the complete story.

Cambridge scholar to deliver Snyder Lecture Tuesday -- Richard G. Fentiman, a University of Cambridge legal scholar, will deliver the 2009 Snyder Lecture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Fentiman will present "Trading Debts -- A European Solution?: Addressing the Fallout from the U.S. Mortgage Crisis," on Tuesday, April 7, at noon in the Moot Court Room. His talk is free and open to the public. Hannah Buxbaum, assistant dean for research and professor at the law school, said Fentiman's presentation will provide a unique look at the worldwide effects of the current economic crisis. Read the complete story.

Study: More ticket "options" would benefit March Madness fans -- The NCAA and athletic leagues should scrap the public lottery ticketing process for one that offers fans the chance to buy ticket "options" that could be exercised once participating tournament teams are known. Such a system, which fans indicate they consider fair and easy to understand, would yield big benefits for consumers and leagues alike, according to a new study from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, April 3:
Men's Tennis: Indiana falls to 3-2 in the Big Ten after a 6-1 loss at Minnesota. The match was the first Big Ten road test for the young team. Read the match notes.
Baseball: IU extended its winning streak to four games and snapped a five-game win streak for the Illini, defeating them 14-4. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 19 Indiana women's water polo team opened their Pennsylvania road trip with a CWPA Western Division victory over Gannon, 12-7, on Friday evening. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, April 4:
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers earned two wins on Saturday in Pennsylvania. Read the Mercyhurst match notes. Read the George Washington match notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team won yet another tightly-contested battle Saturday afternoon, defeating the visiting Hawkeyes of Iowa, 4-3. Read the match notes.
Softball: IU suffered two straight losses in a doubleheader against Northwestern. Read game one notes. Read game two notes.
Baseball: The Hoosiers split a doubleheader against Illinois. Read game one notes. Read game two notes.
Men's Track: Indiana claimed the Pepsi Team Invitational crown, defeating the 2009 NCAA indoor champion Oregon men's team. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Track: Indiana's women's track team took second at the Pepsi Team Invitational, behind only the #3 Eugene Ducks. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana Rowing team hosted the inaugural Dale England Cup, a 2,000-meter regatta at Riddle Point Park on Lake Lemon, and finished fourth among the field with 134 points in the 12-piece regatta. Read the race notes.

Results from Sunday, April 5:
Women's Tennis: Indiana improved to 12-7 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten with a 4-3 win over Minnesota, their second 4-3 victory over the weekend and seventh on the season. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers dropped their second straight match on Sunday, falling to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 19 Indiana Hoosiers earned an impressive 7-4 victory at Bucknell on Sunday. Read the match notes.
Men's Golf: The #4 Indiana University men's golf team sits in 14th place after day one at the United States Collegiate Championship. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Monday, April 6:
Women's Golf: IU Invitational, Columbus, Ind.
Men's Golf: United State Collegiate Championship, Atlanta, Ga.

Schedule for Tuesday, April 7:
Baseball: Louisville, 6 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Women's Golf: IU Invitational, Columbus, Ind.
Men's Golf: United State Collegiate Championship, Atlanta, Ga.


IU in the news

IU to help train National Guard soldiers
Chicago Tribune, April 6 -- Indiana University will help train soldiers from the Indiana National Guard on the culture, languages and history of Afghanistan and other parts of world in an agreement to be signed this week. IU director of community relations Kirk White, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard, says the agreement will be signed Tuesday by IU president Michael McRobbie and Indiana National Guard Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger. Full story.

Evans Scholars strive to break stereotypes, create brotherhood
Indiana Daily Student, April 5 -- Evans Scholars are not "kitchen boys," "nerdy kids" or just "caddy kids." But those are some of the stereotypes members hear, if people even know what Evans Scholars are at all. In reality, Evans Scholars are winners of full-tuition scholarships from the Western Golf Association and are selected for their academic achievements, caddie record, financial need and character. To receive the scholarship, students must be nominated by the country club for which they caddy and then complete a series of applications and interviews. Full story.

Season of conception tied to birth defect risk
Reuters UK, April 6 -- Women who conceive in the spring or summer may run a higher risk of having a baby with a birth defect -- and pesticide exposure might help explain why, a new study suggests. "While our study didn't prove a cause and effect link, the fact that birth defects and pesticides in surface water peak during the same four months makes us suspect that the two are related," lead researcher Dr. Paul Winchester, of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, noted in a written statement. Full story.

IU professor's friends await Senate confirmation
Chicago Tribune, April 5 -- Friends and neighbors of an Indiana University law professor nominated by President Barack Obama for a senior position in the Justice Department wonder how someone they know as a soft-spoken mother of two boys has become the target of critics. Dawn Johnsen's appointment to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel is awaiting a confirmation vote in the Senate and has faced opposition from conservatives over her work for a national abortion rights group and her harsh criticism of the Bush administration. Full story.


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