Research on Middle Class earns second major award for SPEA's Kosali Simon
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
Kosali Simon has once again been honored for her groundbreaking research into the prosperity of America’s middle class. Simon, along with two co-authors, has received the 2013 Addington Prize in Measurement.
IU professor helps lead project to re-think public participation in government
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
Frustrated by public meetings that don’t serve the public, a team of experts and scholars that includes an Indiana University professor is recommending steps to encourage meaningful participation in government.
New report urges stronger regulation of PBT chemicals, with focus on international harmonization
MONDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2013
A group of worrisome chemicals is inconsistently identified and managed, according to a new report by a team of 11 international experts, including four from Indiana University.
Indiana University Professorship Honors Memory of Environmental Policy Pioneer
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Indiana University’s Evan Ringquist is the inaugural recipient of a professorship that honors the memory of Lynton Keith Caldwell, a distinguished and influential scholar in the fields of environmental policy and administration.
Survey: Most Americans unaware of financial advantages of owning an electric car
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
A survey co-authored by two Indiana University researchers indicates U.S. consumers know little about the tax incentives and other financial benefits of owning plug-in electric vehicles.
Study: States were cautious about investing in financial derivatives
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
A handful of horror stories may have created the impression that managers of public debt in the U.S. have invested recklessly in financial derivatives. But a study co-authored by an Indiana University professor finds that states have been cautious in their approach.
Indiana University and top Korean university agree to strengthen ties and create new academic program
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2013
The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University have agreed to a history-making partnership that will give students and faculty new opportunities for research and study.
Tavis Smiley Scholarships awarded to students at IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2013
Scholarships established by broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley have been awarded to five Indiana University students whose interests range from Africa to the Indiana Dunes. All five are students at the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which counts Smiley among its most distinguished alumni.
Residents weigh global benefits and local risks in views of climate change measures
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
An emerging method to store global-warming carbon dioxide underground faces challenges in gaining public acceptance, especially when the global benefits carry localized costs, a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers confirms.
Learning Lessons for their Homeland: Four Scholars from Vietnam Visit SPEA for a Semester
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
The SPEA-NAPA collaboration is one of several for the Bloomington school, a list that now includes universities in South Korea, Thailand, and India.
IU tech conference features former U.S. Rep. Hamilton, first U.S. Chief Technology Officer Chopra
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
Hear from the leading minds in technology, cybersecurity and foreign policy during Indiana University's 2013 Statewide IT Conference, taking place Oct. 29 and 30 on the IU Bloomington campus.
Indiana University SPEA dean to tell European Parliament about barriers to free trade
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
Companies on both sides of the Atlantic face a growing tangle of regulations that act as barriers to free trade, according to testimony to be delivered to the European Parliament by John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
IU's data-gathering tower in Morgan-Monroe State Forest earns future funding
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
Scientists around the world have never been more interested in understanding and monitoring carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and forest ecosystems, given the role of forests in storing carbon and reducing climate warming. An important tool in that process -- a 150-foot tower in Morgan Monroe State Forest owned by Indiana University -- has been recognized as one of the most important sites for gathering that data.
Fall 2013 Energy Challenge scheduled at IU Bloomington
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
Students, faculty and staff across the Indiana University Bloomington campus will participate this semester in the ninth IU Energy Challenge to conserve electricity and water. The Fall 2013 Energy Challenge, which will take place Oct. 7 to Nov. 4, will involve 16 academic and administrative buildings along with 17 residential buildings and 14 Greek houses.
SPEA Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Government Finance Article
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
An Indiana University professor and one of his former students, an IU alumna, will share a major award.
SPEA adjunct professor Les Wadzinski recalls duties at Ground Zero
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Les Wadzinski recalls his arrival at Ground Zero on September 21, 2001 where his primary job was to check in firefighter as they arrived.
Indiana University professor appointed to national health policy panel
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
Indiana University health economist Kosali Simon will assist the nation's largest health philanthropy as it develops the next generation of health care leaders and researchers.
Summer in Siberia: Indiana University Students Assess the Impact of Climate Change
MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
An Indiana University professor has led a team of students to one of the earth’s most isolated areas to study global environmental problems and solutions.
IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue
THURSDAY, AUGUST 08, 2013
IU experts discuss the effect of home foreclosure on kids' academic performance, guns on campus, LGBT issues college students face, cell phone addiction and more.
IU Students Benefit from Unique Opportunity in South Korea
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
The students attend IU Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and are participating in the Seoul Metropolitan Government internship in Seoul, South Korea. The program, an example of IU’s robust and expanding presence in South Korea, is now in its fourth year. It has welcomed about 20 SPEA undergraduate and graduate students who are assigned to a variety of city offices in Seoul depending on the needs of the government at the time.
IU Students Learn Far From Campus and Make a National Impact
MONDAY, JULY 01, 2013
Thirteen IU students received VISTA assignments for 2013-2014. "The SPEA VISTA program continues to break new ground as an innovator in national service by creating exceptional opportunities for VISTA members to address poverty in urban and rural America," says Louis Lopez, state director for Indiana, U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Supreme Court on same-sex marriage: Indiana University experts available to comment
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decisions on two cases involving same-sex marriage today. In United States v. Windsor, the court tossed out a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. And in Hollingsworth v. Perry, it let stand a lower-court ruling that overturned Proposition 8, California's voter initiative outlawing gay marriage.
Two views on today’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
SPEA professor Beth Cate and IU president Michael A. McRobbie react to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.
Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced for 2012-13
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
Burney Fischer receives one of four Sustainability Course Development Fellowships awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of Sustainability.
Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Volunteer Leaders: Research Earns Honors for SPEA's Matthew Baggetta
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
An article that offers new insight into the leadership of volunteer-driven associations and organizations has earned Dr. Matthew Baggetta a prestigious honor.
Prominent Public Affairs Schools in Asia and U.S. Join Forces
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
The agreement establishes a graduate dual-degree Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program between SPEA and HKU’s Master’s in Non-Profit Management program.
A Walk in a Park and More: SPEA Student Earns Unusual Fellowship
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
SPEA master’s student Alexandra Toledo is spending a week this summer at an Indiana State Park. But this is no vacation. Toledo has earned a prestigious Byron Fellowship. As a result, she joins a handful of students from around the world at Turkey Run State Park in Bloomingdale, Indiana.
SPEA Honored for Anniversary with Peace Corps for Masters International
WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013
The Peace Corps is honoring the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington for a long and productive partnership.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs honors outstanding faculty
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
They teach subjects ranging from economic development to legal affairs to human resources, but four faculty members at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) now have in common that they're recipients of Trustees' Teaching Awards.
IU Bloomington professor Burnell Fischer honored by Arbor Day Foundation
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Fischer is one of 14 individuals, organizations, and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during annual Arbor Day Awards.
Signing Ceremony Marks New Ties Between SPEA and Thailand
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
SPEA Executive Associate Dean David Reingold and Dr. Piriya Pholpirun, Vice Dean of the International College of the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), signed the formal agreement in a ceremony at IU’s Indiana Memorial Union.
Indiana University Bloomington names Outstanding Junior Faculty
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
Indiana University Bloomington's 2012-13 Outstanding Junior Faculty awards will support the creation of innovative textile art and research on public investments in energy, the worldwide loss of coastal mangrove forests, the development of anti-malarial drugs, the relationship between vision and balance, and the appropriateness of cancer screenings.
Erika Smith, A Columnist with an Edge, Speaks at SPEA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 06, 2013
Indianapolis Star columnist Erika D. Smith will be bringing her unique outlook on urban affairs, entertainment and technology to the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.
Four Questions for Minister Gogaladze
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
In just a few short years, Khatuna Gogaladze has gone from walking the College Mall in Bloomington to striding through a national capitol as a cabinet minister.
SPEA Researcher Wins Major Award for Study of Students Who Volunteer
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Beth Gazley says when her students volunteer with the United Way, they always return after a great learning experience. So she wanted to send the organization a Valentine and she’s found two ways to do it.
SPEA Welcomes Top Teen Speakers
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Three Indiana high schools students will put their hopes for a national public speaking prize on the line when they compete at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington.
SPEA strengthens connections with Lee Hamilton, Statesman and Former Congressional Leader
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
Hamilton's ties to SPEA are growing stronger with his official appointment by IU President Michael M. McRobbie as a Professor of Practice at SPEA.
SPEA, School of Education faculty members named top contributors to education discourse
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
The second annual "Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings" includes IU School of Education professor Curt Bonk and School of Public and Environmental Affairs assistant professor Ashlyn Nelson.
SPEA alumnus Tavis Smiley, Dean Graham to participate in discussion on poverty
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
National talk show host and SPEA alumnus Tavis Smiley will be in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to join the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and its dean, John D. Graham, for a panel discussion on poverty.
SPEA Intern Plays Important Role in Alternative Fuels Decision
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2013
An intern from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington played an unexpected and important role in the groundbreaking decision by the City of Indianapolis to phase out gasoline and diesel vehicles.
Two SPEA Alumni Help Lead Award Winning Medical Charity
MONDAY, JANUARY 07, 2013
Sarah Hollis and Kathy Morris use their SPEA educations to help people around the world in need of medical care. The organization they represent is now getting attention in a way that will allow Hollis, Morris and their colleagues to serve many more patients and communities.