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"Eyeballs in the fridge" may be needed to encourage new scientists
John S. Applegate appointed to Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of National Academy of Sciences
Literary critic W.J.T. Mitchell to speak at next Pattern Foundation lecture
Gene discovered for newly recognized disease in Amish children
IU Theatre and Drama presents 'Take Me Out,' a tony award-winning tale of self-discovery, baseball
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

"Eyeballs in the fridge" may be needed to encourage new scientists
A new study co-authored by an Indiana University School of Education professor reports that key experiences that sparked scientists' initial interest in the subject may come earlier than previously reported. "Eyeballs in the Fridge: Sources of early interest in science," appears in this month's International Journal of Science Education. Adam V. Maltese, assistant professor of science education and adjunct faculty in IU's Department of Geological Sciences, co-authored the report with Robert H. Tai, associate professor of science education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Read the complete story.

John S. Applegate appointed to Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of National Academy of Sciences
John S. Applegate, the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University vice president for planning and policy, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board by Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, Chairman of the National Research Council. The NRSB is a unit of the National Academy of Sciences that organizes and oversees studies on safety, security, technical efficacy, and other policy and societal issues arising from the application of radiation-based technologies. Read the complete story.

Literary critic W.J.T. Mitchell to speak at next Patten Foundation lecture
W.J.T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English and the Department of Art History of the University of Chicago, will present two Patten Foundation lectures this spring at Indiana University. Mitchell will speak on "Images and Others -- Migration, Law and the Image: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance" on March 30 (Tuesday), and on "Images and Others -- Idolatry: Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin" on April 1(Thursday). Both lectures will take place in Rawles Hall, room 100 at 7:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

Gene discovered for newly recognized disease in Amish children
The gene for a newly recognized disease has been identified thanks to the determination of an Amish father and the clinical skills and persistence of Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children physicians in collaboration with physicians and researchers at the Clinic for Special Children in Lancaster County, Penn., which specializes in disorders of the Amish. The identification of the new multisystem autoimmune disorder and the recessive gene that causes it have been published early online and are reported in the 12 March 2010 print issue of American Journal of Human Genetics. Read the complete story.

IU Theatre and Drama presents 'Take Me Out,' a Tony Award-winning tale of self-discovery, baseball
Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama rounds third on the 2009/10 theater season with Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning Take Me Out under the direction of M.F.A. directing student Jonathan Courtemanche. Darren Lemming is a major league superstar: a young, handsome, heavy-hitting center fielder for the New York Empires, a championship World Series team, beloved by all. Until, that is, he reveals to the world that he is gay. Suddenly, the locker room is wrought with tension as his teammates are thrown into turmoil and confusion. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday March 5:
Women's Softball: Freshman infielder Breanna Saucedo had the only two hits for the Hoosiers (5-7) and Sara Olson pitched good enough to win, but the Pacific Tigers (5-7) got a two-run triple from Brittany Hendrickson in the fifth inning that proved to be the difference in a 2-0 loss for Indiana. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Jerrud Sabourin had three hits and Sterling Mack had two RBI as the Indiana baseball team posted a 6-4 win over Illinois State (4-3) on Friday at the Music City Classic. Read the game notes.
Women's Softball: Indiana junior Cassie Gogreve hit a three-run home run to bring the Hoosiers to within a run, but North Carolina (12-3) righted the ship and held on over the final two innings to hand the Hoosiers their second loss of the day at the DeMarini Invitational, 7-5. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The No. 30 Indiana University women's tennis team (10-3) dropped a road match at No. 3 Notre Dame on Friday, 7-0, up in South Bend, playing with a limited roster due to injury and illness. Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers took advantage of their final opportunity to qualify for the national meet with spectacular performances from the men's and women's teams in the distance medley relay. Read the complete results.

Results from Saturday, March 6:
Women's Softball: Junior Sara Olson and sophomore Samantha Berenter both drove in runs for the Hoosiers (5-9), but UC Davis scored two in the third and fourth innings and defeated Indiana by a score of 4-2. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Illinois State, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind. ??
Women's Water Polo: The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (8-4) came out firing on all cylinders in their home opener against the No. 17 Brown Bears in the first round of the Elite Eight on Saturday at the Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, cruising to a 9-1 win. Read the game notes.
Women's Softball: Five different Hoosiers collected at least two hits and Sara Olson allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings as Indiana came away with a 4-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton (3-15) on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Indiana got career-high scoring efforts from freshmen Jordan Hulls, Derek Elston and Bobby Capobianco, and sophomore Verdell Jones III and freshman Christian Watford also added double digit performances as the Hoosiers topped Northwestern 88-80 in overtime on Saturday on Senior Day in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Drew Leininger pitched 7 2/3 brilliant innings and Chris Squires struck out all four hitters he faced as the Indiana baseball team tallied a 3-0 victory over Kent State (4-5) on Saturday at the Music City Classic. Jerrud Sabourin had three hits, including a decisive two-run double, to lead the Hoosiers (4-5) offensively. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers won both matches in a Saturday doubleheader to move to 6-3 on the season. Indiana defeated No. 66 Illinois State by a 7-0 tally, scoring straight-set wins from Will Kendall and Alexander van Gils. Morehead State fell 6-1, with five of the six singles matches ending in two sets. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (9-5) concluded a weekend of rock-solid play with a 9-4 victory over Maryland to claim third place in the Elite Eight at the Coucilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Indiana tallied the first six goals of the contest to quickly distance themselves from the Terrapins. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers finished competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday. IU got strong performances out of senior Wendi Robinson in the 3K and junior Danny Stockberger in the 800m. Read the complete results.
Wrestling: Redshirt senior Angel Escobedo earned his third consecutive Big Ten Championship on Sunday, extending his undefeated record to 33-0 and handing Iowa's Matt McDonough his first loss of the season. Read the match results.

Results for Sunday, March 7:
Women's Softball: The Stanford Cardinal came into the game ranked No. 10 in the country and put up three runs in the first inning, but Indiana buckled down and played the Cardinal even the rest of the way in a 4-0 loss. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The No. 30 Indiana University women's tennis team (10-4) came up on the wrong end of a 7-0 tally against No. 1 Northwestern (12-1) Sunday afternoon in Bloomington. Read the match notes.
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team battled back-and-forth with No. 25 Vanderbilt for 11 innings, but the Commodores (10-1) came away with a 6-5 victory on Sunday at Hawkins Field. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for Tuesday, March 9:
Baseball: Louisville, 3 p.m., Louisville, Ky.

Scheduled for Thursday, March 11:
Men's Basketball: Northwestern 5 p.m., Indianapolis, IN


IU in the news

IU business school ranked in top 20 again
Evansville Courier and Press, March 7 -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business moved up one spot to 19th in Bloomberg Business Week magazine's new evaluations of undergraduate business programs, and it remains second among Big Ten schools and seventh among such programs at public universities. Read the complete story.

High-carbon ice age mystery solved
Thehindu.com, March 8 -- It's a question climate skeptics often ask: How come a big ice age happened when carbon dioxide levels were high? Now, scientists claim to have solved the mystery of high-carbon ice age -- carbon dioxide levels at the time of the Ordovician ice age were not that high after all, the New Scientist reported. Seth Young of Indiana University in Bloomington did a detailed analysis of carbon-13 levels in rocks formed at the time, the picture that emerged was very different. Young found CO2 concentrations were in fact relatively low when the ice age began. Read the complete story.

IUPUI's MacDorman featured on National Public Radio (NPR)
NPR, March 8 -- Radio program examines virtual humans and audience reaction in Hollywood films like Avatar. MacDorman, also director of the Android Science Center at IUPUI, discussed the "uncanny valley," the phenomenon that occurs when virtual depictions of humans are so lifelike that real humans are left unsettled. NPR examines the uncanny valley's implications for both society's future and the entertainment industry, citing Avatar, Final Fantasy, The Polar Express, Shrek and other recent films as examples where the uncanny valley has been successfully -- or unsuccessfully -- navigated for audiences. Audio and transcripts of NPR programming featuring MacDorman and the uncanny valley can be found at the following links: All Things Considered. On the Media.

IU student uses 'smart vandalism' for awareness
Fortwayne.com, March 8 -- An Indiana University student has distributed stickers pronouncing "I am coal" around the world in what she calls "smart vandalism" to raise awareness of climate-change issues. Junior Cristina Vanko enlisted family and friends worldwide to affix 1,000 stickers to electrical fixtures, illuminated displays and other structures as part of a class in art, engagement and activism. Read the complete story.


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