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March 11, 2020
IU in the News is a daily review of the important news stories relating to Indiana University. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive gathering of news, and no editorial revisions are made to the content, which is presented as it was initially published or broadcast.

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Indiana University to suspend classroom teaching for two weeks after spring break

This story has been covered by: The Indianapolis Star, Journal and Courier, WLKY, WSBT, The Bloomington Herald-Times, WISH-TV, WAVE, WGN, WLFI.

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IUPUI women's basketball team earns first-ever NCAA bid

The IUPUI women's basketball team will be going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. The Jaguars won the Horizon League Championship with a 51-37 win over Green Bay on Tuesday afternoon. IUPUI held a 12-point halftime lead, which got cut down to just 5 in the third quarter. Their defense held Green Bay to a scoreless fourth quarter, on the way to the victory

Related stories: The Indianapolis Star, WTHR, Fox 59

Indianapolis Business Journal

IU School of Medicine gearing up for move to new campus near Methodist Hospital

The Indiana University School of Medicine plans to leave its longtime home on the IUPUI campus and move about two miles north into a new $200 million building, helping create an "academic health campus" near Methodist Hospital. The IU Board of Trustees recently approved a campus master plan for IUPUI that it says will "reposition" the medical school to West 16th Street, between North Senate and North Capital avenues. The move will coincide with a massive capital project that Indiana University Health is preparing to transform the 112-year-old Methodist Hospital campus and surrounding area.

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The Conversation

Does screening travelers for disease and infection really work?

Written by Tom Duszynski, director of epidemiology education, IUPUI. Following the emergence of a new coronavirus late last year, China closed its borders to prevent the disease from traveling. Yet many people had already left Wuhan, which allowed the virus to move with people as they traveled around the world. As a result, by Jan. 23, cases had emerged in Thailand, Japan and the U.S., with France, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan isolating cases soon after. Subsequently, the U.S. government issued a "Do Not Travel" alert, Level 4, advising citizens not to travel to China due to the ongoing epidemic. By mid-January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with state and local public health authorities established screening protocols at three U.S. airports for passengers arriving from China. ... Can restricting the flow of people across national borders stop a new pathogen from causing a pandemic in a world of 8 billion people who can circumnavigate the globe in 24 hours?

The New York Times

In a plan to bring yoga to Alabama schools, stretching is allowed. 'Namaste' isn't.

As much as the conversation has evolved, experts said that Alabama's proposal touches on a debate that stands to intensify as more schools introduce yoga -- and wrestle with the resistance it has inspired and how to incorporate the ancient philosophies that are at the heart of the practice. "It's relatively unusual to have a law against yoga or meditation in school," said Candy Gunther Brown, a professor of religious studies at Indiana University and author of "Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools." "But," she continued, "if you ask the question differently: Are you going to see more controversies over yoga and meditation? I think we're going to see an increase rather than a decrease, and it's precisely because they're becoming more popular."

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