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With large economic footprint, IU makes vital impact on state, study says
IU Bloomington launches new Web site
NSF grant to support IU faculty member's research on quantum computing
Online ballots available to IU alumni for voting in trustee election
Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame moving to Bloomington
Indiana University honors students with senior awards and scholarships
This Week On Sound Medicine
IU Alumni Career Services sponsors job-search event June 3
AP Sports Editors establishing headquarters at IU's National Sports Journalism Center
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


With large economic footprint, IU makes vital impact on state, study says -- Indiana University continues to lead all public and private institutions in the state of Indiana in granting baccalaureate and most graduate degrees, and a new study indicates that IU graduates are making vital contributions to the state well after they receive their degrees. An estimated 81 percent of Indiana residents who graduated from IU between 2002 and 2005 still lived in Indiana at the start of 2008, according to an economic impact study conducted by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington launches new Web site -- Starting May 18, visitors to the Indiana University Bloomington Web site will find a new design that includes dynamic, user-friendly features and better access to information. In addition to favorite components of the current site -- such as the A-Z Big List, news and events sections, and both topical and audience navigation -- the new site includes more photography, video as a regular feature, a new online virtual campus tour, and integration with IU's emergency communication system. Read the complete story.

NSF grant to support IU faculty member's research on quantum computing -- Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Amit Hagar has received a National Science Foundation Scholar Award of $144,000 for research related to quantum computing, a potentially revolutionary field whose development has excited scientists. Hagar, an assistant professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, will undertake a project titled "The Complexity of Noise: A Philosophical Outlook on Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation." Read the complete story.

Online ballots available to IU alumni for voting in trustee election -- Online ballots for the election of an alumni representative to the 2009 Indiana University Board of Trustees are currently available to Indiana University alumni. Complete information about the election, including the online ballot and profiles of the 2009 candidates, may be found on the Trustee Election Web site at: https://alumni.indiana.edu/about/election/. Read the complete story.

Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame moving to Bloomington -- The Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame is moving to Indiana University's School of Journalism in Bloomington beginning July 1. Founded in 1966, the Hall of Fame has been housed at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. The hall was created by the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and includes 220 inductees. The hall's board of directors voted in April at the annual induction ceremony to partner with the School of Journalism. The school will assist the hall with displays honoring Indiana journalists, multimedia educational materials about the state's journalism history, the annual induction ceremony and other events and communications. Read the complete story.

Indiana University honors students with senior awards and scholarships -- Five Indiana University students were honored for academic excellence and outstanding leadership with Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Awards at this year's annual Spring Recognition Banquet held at the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center on the IU Bloomington campus in April. The Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award was established in 1966 by Stahr, IU's 12th president. The annual award honors three to five seniors who have excelled academically while serving as active student leaders. The names of the recipients are added to a permanent plaque that hangs in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

This Week On Sound Medicine -- This weekend, May 16 and 17, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests discussed bedbugs, developing a H1N1 flu vaccine and arthritis. Also this week, Sound Medicine aired the third installment of "Grace Notes," a series of first-person essays about end-of-life issues written and read by Larry Cripe, M.D., associate professor of medicine and an oncologist at the IU Simon Cancer Center. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Career Services sponsors job-search event June 3 -- Indiana University Alumni Career Services is sponsoring Jump-Start Your Job Search on June 3 in Indianapolis. The event will feature in-depth sessions on resume writing, interviewing and networking, with presentations by Laura Barnes Paley of the IU Kelley School of Business; Caroline Dowd-Higgins of the IU Maurer School of Law-Bloomington; and Nichole Alspaugh Williams of IU Alumni Career Services. Throughout the afternoon, career-services professionals from IU Bloomington and IUPUI will be available to meet with IU alumni for a limited number of 25-minute coaching appointments. Read the complete story.

AP Sports Editors establishing headquarters at IU's National Sports Journalism Center -- The Associated Press Sports Editors, the nation's largest professional sports journalism organization, is establishing its headquarters at Indiana University's new National Sports Journalism Center. The School of Journalism at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus will be the first official home for APSE, which was founded 35 years ago and now includes more than 550 members, including virtually all of the top print and online sports news executives in America. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, May 14:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team was lifted to its fifth straight win with a 6-4 victory over Michigan State. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The #11 Indiana University men's golf team shot a 10-over 294 on Thursday at the NCAA Regional down in Florida. After Day One, the Hoosiers sit in 14th place with 36 holes to be played. Read the day's notes.

Results from Friday, May 15:
Baseball: The Hoosier offense connected for 10 hits and six runs in a 6-1 victory over Michigan State. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana wrapped up day one of competition at the Big Ten Championships on Friday. Indiana's women's team scored 27 points on the day to claim second through three events. The men scored three points for seventh place after two events. Read the day's notes.
Men's Golf: After day two, the Hoosiers sit in 13th place with 18 holes to go at the RedTail Golf Club. Read the day's notes.

Results from Saturday, May 16:
Baseball: Michigan State earned a 7-3 victory over the Indiana baseball team on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team completed day one of the Aramark NCAA South/Central Region Sprints on Saturday with a series of 2,000-meter pieces on Melton Lake. Read the day's notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana had a solid second day at the Big Ten Championships. The men's team finished the day in second place with 41 points, getting a large quantity of points in the jumps. The women are in third with a score of 45. Five Hoosiers earned their way onto the medals stand by placing the top three. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: All four Hoosier scorers posted sub-par rounds as the 11th-ranked Indiana men's golf team wrapped up the 2008-09 campaign in 12th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Sunday, May 17:
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team wrapped up competition Sunday at the Aramark NCAA South/Central Region Sprints on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Hoosiers finished eighth in the Central Region with 121 points. Overall Indiana finished 14th out of 22 teams. Read the day's notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Junior Ashley Rhoades claimed the first Big Ten title of her career, winning the high jump. Three Hoosiers claimed Big Ten crowns over the three day meet, as senior Kiwan Lawson and freshman Derek Drouin won titles on Saturday. The women's team finished the meet with 74.25 points for fifth place, and the men scored 58 points for tenth place. Read the tournament results.

Schedule for Tuesday, May 19:
Women's Golf: NCAA Championship, Owings Mills, Md.

Schedule for Wednesday, May 20:
Baseball: Purdue, 3:35 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Women's Golf: NCAA Championship, Owings Mills, Md.


IU in the news

A Brain Scientist With A 'Stroke Of Insight'
NPR, May 15 -- Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist at IU, was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher. While a stroke typically leaves devastating effects in the body -- and oftentimes leads to death -- Taylor has made a complete recovery. She says the experience provided unexpected wisdom. Her bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey will be published in paperback this month. Full story.

Tech deal blends buzz of success and starting anew
Indianapolis Star, May 18 -- Education software maker ANGEL Learning was just the sort of startup we need to see more of in Indiana. In fact, ANGEL was so successful that it no longer exists as an independent company. ANGEL was founded in 2000 with a $135,000 investment by Indiana University -- spare change. Its software grew from technology developed by IUPUI professor Ali Jafari and student David Mills, a company co-founder. The startup landed an early huge customer in Penn State University. ANGEL's entrepreneur executives helped the business grow to about $22 million in annual revenue. Full story.

Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk
Forbes, May 15 -- About two-thirds of children's booster car seats may be improperly installed or are being misused, a new analysis shows. Researchers evaluated 564 children using booster seats at fast-food restaurants and discount stores in Indiana. Common mistakes observed in the study included shoulder belts being too slack or misplacement of the shoulder restraint under the child's arm, behind their back or over an arm rest. "Our findings clearly show that booster seats are not protecting children because of user error. Parents need to know how to safely place a child in a booster, supervise the buckling up of children who put themselves in the seat, and double check that the shoulder and lap belts restraining the children remain properly positioned during the drive," study first author Dr. Joseph O'Neil, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, said in a news release issued by the university. Full story.

Making math click: Handheld 'clicker' devices popular in classrooms; Many area school systems use interactive devices to connect during lessons
Indianapolis Star, May 18 -- To help educators make the best use of such interactive technology and learn about clickers before purchasing them, Indiana University is setting up a Technology Policy Center that will open in the fall. "This could be a very powerful tool in the hands of a teacher," said Anne T. Ottenbreit-Leftwich, assistant professor of instructional systems technology with Indiana University's School of Education. "As with any kind of technology, it's really about how you use it." Full story.


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