IU's Ostrom awarded Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Daniels
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels honored Indiana University's Elinor Ostrom with a Sagamore of the Wabash at an event held last night (Dec. 21) at the Governor's Residence in Indianapolis.
Ambassador to invite Ostrom to visit Nepal
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
The ambassador of Nepal to the United States is expected to visit Indiana University this month to formally invite IU Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom to visit Nepal in 2010.
Elinor Ostrom presented with Nobel Prize in Economics
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
Elinor Ostrom today was presented the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. She is one of only 64 people and the first woman to receive the award, also called the Nobel Prize in Economics, since it was created in 1968.
IU celebrates Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel laureate in economic sciences
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2009
Indiana University administrators, faculty and others honored Professor Elinor Ostrom on Wednesday (Dec. 2) as she prepared to leave for Stockholm, Sweden, to accept the Nobel Prize in economic sciences.
Climate talks in Copenhagen: IU professors offer perspectives
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2009
Leaders of the world's nations will meet Dec. 7-16 in Copenhagen, Denmark, for talks as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The talks focus on what developed nations will do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what developing nations will do to curb emissions growth, and who will pay. Experts from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs comment on their prospects.
SPEA dean named fellow of National Academy of Public Administration
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2009
John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a nonprofit, independent coalition of top management and organizational leaders.
SPEA researcher studies atmospheric contamination of Great Lakes system
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
A researcher and his assistants at Indiana University are monitoring that air and its contaminants - and have been for more than a decade.
SPEA Nonprofit Toolkit offers help for community organizations
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
The NonProfit Alliance of Monroe County and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will present the Nonprofit Toolkit, a symposium designed to develop the skills of managers, employees and volunteers with community organizations.
Indiana University to name SPEA Atrium in honor of alumnus Tavis Smiley
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) will name the atrium of its IU Bloomington building for one of the school's best-known and most distinguished alumni: TV and radio host, author, philanthropist, advocate and documentary filmmaker Tavis Smiley.
U.S.Environmental Protection Agency awards SPEA researchers $5 million for Great Lakes project
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) project is led at IU by Ronald Hites, Distinguished Professor, and by Ilora Basu, a research scientist in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The project began in 1990 under an agreement between the U.S. EPA and Environment Canada. Indiana University has been in charge of the U.S. portion of the study since 1994. The grant announced today continues the project for five years.
SPEA policy brief: U.S. shouldn't go it alone on climate-change measures
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
In a policy brief titled "How to Fix U.S. Climate Legislation," Graham and Art Fraas, visiting fellow with Resources for the Future, say the bill commits the U.S. to making economic sacrifices with no guarantee that other industrial nations will go along.
IU centers and SPEA sponsor lecture, conference on European Union
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
The European Union Center and other academic units at Indiana University will sponsor a lecture and a day-long conference this week aimed at strengthening ties and communication between Indiana and the 27-nation European Union.
Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University faculty member, wins Nobel Prize for Economics
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today (Oct. 12).
IU-Russian partnership focuses on environmental studies, language
MONDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2009
IU students will learn about global environmental issues and develop their Russian language skills and IU faculty members will find opportunities for research collaboration with Russian scientists and scholars under a new, federally funded project.
New SPEA Dean's Advisory Council to help guide school
MONDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2009
The 21-member panel will provide advice on strategic directions, serve as ambassadors for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and assist with resource development.
Irving Kristol's Legacy for Philanthropy: Ideas Matter
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Irving Kristol, the writer, editor, and publisher who died Friday at the age of 89, will be best remembered as the intellectual “godfather” of “neoconservatism,” a set of ideas many credit with reviving the Republican Party in the 1980s and shaping public debate over issues as far apart as welfare and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Christopher Craft Named Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
A professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Christopher Craft, has been named the Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host IU alumnus Paul O'Neill
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2009
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will visit Bloomington and Indianapolis Sept. 15-16 as a guest of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Obama's Auto Pitfalls
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
Media fascination with the government's new "cash for clunkers" program is diverting public attention from President Obama's extraordinary long-term intervention into the automotive sector of the U.S. economy, argues SPEA Dean John Graham in a recent publication.
It's All One World for Energy Concerns
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
Participants in the SPEA energy conference,"The Search for Wise Energy Policy," in Washington, D.C., didn't actually find one, but some general themes of action emerged.
SPEA brochure celebrates IU Bloomington's 'Woodland Campus'
THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2009
Titled The Woodland Campus, the glossy, pocket-size brochure includes information on the history, management and future of IU Bloomington's quintessential urban forest, along with a "historic walking tour" focused on mature trees near the core of campus.
What Does the Future Hold for the Auto Industry?
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
If an auto company is to survive and prosper from 2010 to 2020, it must do three things well: offer vehicles that consumers want to buy, make those vehicles at a lower cost than in the past, and make them "greener" than they have ever been before. Even with hard work and creativity, there are no guarantees. A company's fate may be determined by the uncertain future of world oil prices or the future decisions of politicians.
SPEA MPA Student is Sustainability Intern at IU
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
MPA student Andy Davis is out to make the world a more sustainable place, one community at a time. And he is starting with Bloomington, Indiana.
IU SPEA conference in nation's capital aims to help shape energy policy debate
THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2009
Leading experts on climate change, the auto industry, nuclear and fossil-fuel energy and other topics will share their insights and recommendations this month in a national energy policy conference sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Student-run graduate conference explores international policy issues
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2009
The student-run International Public Affairs Association of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs recently conducted its second annual conference -- titled "Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Public Affairs: Bridging the gap between theory and practice." It included a full day of presentations by faculty and graduate students on topics ranging from social inclusion to sustainable development.
Missing plane baffles aviation experts
MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2009
SPEA Professor Clint Oster is quoted in a recent Christian Science Monitor article on the missing plane that went down near Brazil.
IU Office of Sustainability names summer interns
MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2009
The Indiana University Bloomington Office of Sustainability has named 19 summer 2009 interns (several SPEA students ) to spearhead efforts toward a greening of Indiana University.
John Graham on Auto Safety
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
The Obama administration's sweeping fuel-economy and emissions initiative announced Tuesday reopens a fierce debate over tradeoffs between fuel economy and auto safety.
Bedbugs are back: SPEA expert calls for education and monitoring
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
Bedbug outbreaks across the United States require a proactive approach, according to Marc Lame, clinical assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an expert in pest management. Lame says operators of housing that is susceptible to infestations -- such as hotels, college dorms, apartments and shelters -- should make plans for preventing and responding to the problem.
EPA to regulate greenhouse gases: Indiana University experts comment
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it intends to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Faculty experts at SPEA expressed different reactions, but agree the decision could and should put pressure on Congress to take action on greenhouse gases.
Fourth annual IU Bloomington SPEA Auction and Gala this Friday
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2009
The auction will raise funds to support internships and research pursuits that students may otherwise find unattainable because of financial constraints.
Hoosiers trust nonprofits to do what is right, Indiana University survey finds
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
A large majority of Indiana residents trust nonprofit organizations and charities in their communities to do what is right most or just about all the time, according to a new Indiana University survey.
SPEA establishes new scholarship for top undergraduates
TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2009
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington today (March 3) announced the first five recipients of a new undergraduate scholarship, the SPEA Academic Admission Award.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs awards grants for sustainability research
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Five Indiana University research projects -- examining topics that include forest management in the U.S., land use patterns in Brazil and Honduras and student transportation choices in Bloomington -- have been awarded IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs Sustainability Research Development Grants.
IU ArtsWeek 'Women in Jazz' performance, discussion moved to new time
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
"Women in Jazz" performance and conversation featuring Janiece Jaffe and Vickie Daniel (vocals), Monika Herzig (piano), Jennifer Kirk (bass), Shawn Plonski (clarinet), and Lawrence Clark III (drums).
Zorn named associate vice provost at IU Bloomington
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sonya Stephens today announced the appointment of Kurt Zorn, professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, as associate vice provost for undergraduate education at Indiana University Bloomington.
How-to workshop on nonprofits offered to community
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
Indiana University Bloomington academic programs and student groups are joining with community organizations to present a free workshop and panel discussion on what's involved in starting nonprofit organizations.
New sustainability teaching awards recipients announced
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2009
The first Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Tim Bartley, Department of Sociology; Melissa Clark, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA); Jeffery McMullen, Kelley School of Business; and Phaedra Pezzullo and Jennifer Meta Robinson, Department of Communication and Culture.
Five honored with Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2009
Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award this year are Marco Arnaudo, French and Italian; Beth Gazley, Public and Environmental Affairs; Scott Herring, English; Ted Striphas, Communication and Culture; and Haixu Tang, Informatics. Each has received $14,500 to support his or her research and creative activity.
Indiana University Bloomington named Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Indiana University Bloomington as a Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.