State Committee Recommends Eliminating Boards
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
A panel formed to evaluate 35 boards, commissions and committees in Indiana has made its first set of recommendations. The Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee says four boards should be eliminated, two modified and one retained.
IU study finds increasing atmospheric concentrations of new flame retardants
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reports on concentrations of two compounds measured in atmospheric samples collected in the Great Lakes region between 2008 and 2010.
Obama Office Alters More Federal Rules Than Bush
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Monday, November 28th on NPR John Graham comments on Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in a story written by Ari Sharpiro.
IU alumnus blogs about fashion world as 'Grungy Gentleman'
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
A 2007 graduate of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs who majored in management, Lipstein said his time in Bloomington gave him the tools he needed to launch his fashion career while widening his network.
Finalists Chosen in GovLoop/NASPAA Public Service Scholarship Contest
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Throughout October, graduate students in public administration, public policy, public affairs, law, and other fields submitted proposals in response to a scenario in which the government had only $100 million to spend.
IU's O'Meara receives President's Medal for contributions to international engagement
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
McRobbie presented O'Meara with the President's Medal during the inaugural Patrick O'Meara International Lecture at IU Bloomington.
Tree Campus USA tree planting taking root Friday in Dunn Meadow
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2011
The event, organized by the IU Bloomington Tree Campus USA steering committee, aims to replace some of the trees lost to storm damage May 25 and take a step closer to the Campus Master Plan's goal of doubling the tree canopy.
IU symposium marks anniversary of Nunn-Lugar Act
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2011
Indiana University will mark the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program with a symposium Nov. 11 on the IU Bloomington campus.
IU SPEA alumnus Tavis Smiley to speak about leadership, business and recent book Nov. 3
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2011
Smiley will recount instances throughout his career of perceived "failures" that were, in fact, "lessons" that shaped the principles and practices he employs today.
New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
Monika Herzig, the book's primary author and editor, is a professional jazz pianist and a lecturer in the Arts Management Program in IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Head of nonprofit standards organization to speak at SPEA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2011
Kevan P. Lawlor, president and chief executive officer of NSF International, will present Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series.
SPEA adds cooperation agreement with O.P. Jindal Global University
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has established an agreement for scholarly cooperation with India’s O.P. Jindal Global University, extending SPEA’s involvement in a nation that is seeking to grow and modernize its system of higher education.
Indiana University dean, former OIRA administrator, calls for rigorous analysis of regulations
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, stressed the importance of rigorous cost-benefit analysis of regulations to boost the economy in testimony September 14 before a congressional committee.
IU Center for Survey Research has new leader after 24 years
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Ashley Bowers, the new director for Indiana University's Center for Survey Research, assumed leadership of the center on Aug. 15.
VISTA Fellows program launched by IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
Seven graduate students from the IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs are the first participants in the SPEA VISTA Fellows Program.
Good360, IU collaborate to measure impact of 'product philanthropy'
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
The collaborators have focused on evaluating the effects on community nonprofits of Framing Hope, a partnership between Good360 and The Home Depot Foundation in which unsold merchandise from Home Depot stores is donated to participating nonprofit organizations.
Indiana nonprofit employment made gains despite recession
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
Buoyed by gains in the health services and education sectors, employment and wages paid by Indiana nonprofit organizations increased steadily in recent years, according to a new report by Indiana University researchers.
Indianapolis Prize Names Honorary Chairs
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
A diverse group of entertainment legends, scientists and philanthropists are lending their support as Honorary Chairs of the 2012 Indianapolis Prize. The Indianapolis Prize was created to reward a conservationist with significant achievements in advancing the knowledge and sustainability of an animal species or group of species.
IU expert: Politics underlies economic downgrade
TUESDAY, AUGUST 09, 2011
It’s impossible to say exactly how the recent lowering of the U.S. national debt rating by Standard & Poor’s will affect the economy, but according to one Indiana University expert, there is nothing good about it.
Indiana University SPEA faculty named editors of 'Public Administration Review'
MONDAY, AUGUST 08, 2011
SPEA Distinguished Professor James Perry will serve as editor-in-chief of the journal for a term of three years.
The IRS's Charity Purge
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
The Internal Revenue Service announced this month that 275,000 nonprofit groups—around 18% of the country's tax-exempt organizations—have lost their federal exemptions because they failed to file Form 990s.
IU's Elinor Ostrom honored in France, Norway
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
In a tribute to her work, Ostrom will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Montpelier and deliver a keynote address at a UNESCO conference in Paris.
Jazz pianist's recording project 'adds value' with CD, DVD combination
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
"Making records these days, you have to find a way to add value or do something special," Herzig said. "I'm trying to reach out more to the audience and make that direct connection."
IU researchers studying urban forests in Bloomington backyards
THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2011
Tom Evans of Geography, SPEA’s Burney Fischer and colleagues at IU Bloomington's Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) are leading a study of how interactions between people, their social and governmental institutions and the environment influence the sustainability of urban ecosystems.
Major economic theory conference taking place at IU Bloomington
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 01, 2011
Leading economic theorists from around the globe will be at Indiana University Bloomington this week for the 12th annual Public Economic Theory Conference, sponsored by the Association for Public Economic Theory.
IU-led $2.4 million NASA project eyes climate change in Greenland -- with a third eye on Mars
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
Indiana University Bloomington scientists will use knowledge about methane production by cold-weather microbes on Earth to help NASA zero in on evidence for similar, carbon-based microbes that could have evolved on Mars, the Jovian moon Europa, or Saturn's Enceladus.
Boren Fellowship Award
WEDNESDAY, MAY 04, 2011
Margaret Sullivan, Joint MPA and Central Eurasian Studies has won the Boren Fellowship Award. Margaret will receive support for 12 months of research in Tajikistan on local government, social services, and human security.
Osama bin Laden: IU experts discuss grief, role of intelligence
TUESDAY, MAY 03, 2011
The raid that resulted in bin Laden's death shows the effectiveness of combining persistent intelligence work with sophisticated military force, says Gene Coyle.
IU study finds flame retardants at high levels in pet dogs
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats.
SPEA grad Auteri is finalist for 'Best Internship'
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Auteri, a December 2010 SPEA graduate with a degree in environmental management, is one of 25 semifinalists for the Sierra Club’s “Best Internship on Earth” competition.
IU Earth Week activities to focus on urban sustainability
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
Patricia Foreman, an Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs alumna and the author of City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Supplies, will be a featured speaker for IU Earth Week activities.
Passionate about mission but short on IT funding, nonprofits benefit from IU's Serve IT
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
Serve IT was designed by faculty at SOIC, with continuing support from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business, to provide Bloomington-area nonprofits with information technology services such as database development and website design in a sustained way that, through the clinic design scheme, can offer continuity from semester to semester and from student team to student team. Each nonprofit was paired with four or five student volunteers.
Looking for policy assistance, legislature turns to IU student
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
Indiana University student Liz Baldwin likes to use what she has learned in the classroom for real-world projects.
IU team to present results of Indian Creek water-quality study
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
The IU team found high levels of E. coli bacteria, nutrients and suspended solids in streams throughout the watershed, said Bill Jones, clinical professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, who led the investigation.
Zorn appointed IU faculty athletics representative
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 09, 2011
Zorn will represent the IU Bloomington faculty in matters dealing with intercollegiate athletics, including issues related to institutional control, academic integrity and rules compliance. He also will represent the university faculty to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big Ten Conference.
Pianist Monika Herzig Invites You on a Journey with New CD/DVD Release “Come with Me”
TUESDAY, MARCH 08, 2011
The CD/DVD combo reflects a unique partnership between musicians, the Owl Studios label and award-winning documentary filmmaker Susanne Schwibs. The journey comes to life with a 30-minute documentary that includes a variety of visuals, concert footage, and interviews, as well as special features of live performances. In addition the package includes a full-length CD with originals as well as unique arrangements of standards.
IU center to participate in research funded by Swedish agency
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2011
"This is an exciting project that will advance our understanding of some very important research questions," said Ostrom, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington.
Study: Link between military service and volunteering is complex
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Research has found that military service is tied to civic engagement. But a study from Indiana University finds the connection is much stronger for some subgroups than for others, raising questions about military-civilian relationships in the era of the all-volunteer force.
Indiana University students taking part in Education Leadership Case Competition
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
"We're very proud and pleased that two SPEA students have been chosen to participate," said David Reingold, associate dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. "Caitlin and Rachel embody the qualities so necessary in today's leaders: the ability to find effective solutions to real problems. I'm sure they will represent Indiana University very well."
IU students get dirty, make a difference in Gulf restoration project
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Meretsky said it's not uncommon for her IU students to take part in volunteer and service-learning activities.
IU researcher awarded funding to study impact of foreclosure on students
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2011
Indiana University faculty member Ashlyn Aiko Nelson and a team of researchers from three other universities have been awarded an $800,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study the impact of home foreclosure on student performance in school.
Expert panel: Obama's goal for electric vehicles requires 'bold action'
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2011
While President Barack Obama's State of the Union address displayed a big vision for electric cars in America, a new blue-ribbon study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that the president's vision needs bold action from the auto industry, federal government and the scientific community to ensure those goals are realized.
Indiana University Bloomington again in top 25 for Peace Corps volunteers
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2011
Indiana University Bloomington ranks 23rd among large colleges and universities for producing the most current Peace Corps volunteers, according to annual rankings released today.
Media advisory: Expert panel to release report on plug-in electric vehicles
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2011
A report by a blue-ribbon panel on the future of Plug-In Electric Vehicles will be presented in a news conference Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
SPEA dean: Obama’s order on regulations a ‘constructive step’
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said the initiative, even if largely symbolic, is a constructive step forward in countering the growing perception that the Obama Administration is anti-business.
IU expert: Illinois income-tax increase is “honest, transparent” but politically risky
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
The Illinois legislature voted in a lame-duck session this week to increase the state's personal income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent in order to help close a budget deficit projected to hit $15 billion.
SPEA policy brief: Networks, collaboration are keys to effective emergency response
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
McGuire says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has taken recent steps to adopt a more horizontal, collaborative approach.
IU center receives grant from European Commission to promote better understanding of the EU
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
As a result of a $130,000 grant from the European Commission, an Indiana University research center is embarking on a wide range of outreach activities to help business people, government officials and others in the Midwest better understand the European Union and why it should matter to them.