Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases.
Former Indian ambassador will lead 'What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?' lecture at IU
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
The Indiana University and Bloomington communities will come together at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Indiana Memorial Union for "What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?," a lecture on the significance of World War I for the Indian Army and in particular for its role in the battles at the Somme and Verdun.
Campus Catalyst Awards recognize sustainability efforts at IU Bloomington
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Three faculty members, a student and an information technology team are the winners of the third annual Campus Catalyst Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to campus sustainability at Indiana University Bloomington.
Indiana University welcomes military leaders and combat veterans for 'Salute to Service'
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2014
The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host a delegation of high-ranking military leaders this week for a series of academic and ceremonial events including festivities at the IU-Penn State football game.
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host NPR Cities Project editor and urban designer
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2014
Two top contributors to National Public Radio reports on urban issues will present a program at Indiana University on how cities worldwide are preparing for climate change and natural disasters. NPR senior producer Franklyn Cater and former New York City chief urban designer Alexandros Washburn will discuss what cities are doing or should be doing.
Forum on Goldwater campaign to feature prominent conservatives with IU ties
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
Two prominent figures from the U.S. conservative movement -- both of whom got their start as Indiana University student activists in the 1960s -- will return to campus next week to take part in a forum marking the 50-year anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s campaign for president.
Study: Voluntary support for public schools has grown, but not enough to offset tax losses
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
Nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping support public schools have grown dramatically over the past two decades. But the growth hasn't come close to offsetting the reduction in tax revenues for schools that came with the recent recession, according to an IU study.
Indiana University conference draws public-service-minded students from diverse backgrounds
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
With a goal of "moving the world forward," more than 80 students from a range of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds converge on Indiana University this weekend for a conference that will introduce them to careers in public service.
Plans for wildlife refuges show strengths and weaknesses for adapting to climate change
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014
According to an article by Robert Fischman and Vicky Meretsky of Indiana University and their students, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may not always be adequately planning for an altered future. But best practices from several plans point the way for improvement, their study finds.
Once on chopping block, Griffy preserve a 'crown jewel' of IU Integrated Program in the Environment
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014
Thanks to the foresight of some IU scientists, Indiana University's Griffy Woods Research and Teaching Preserve is home to the first of IU's Big Ten-leading inventory of LEED Certified buildings and has evolved into a key component of an IU initiative to integrate environmental sciences and studies across campus.
Indiana University project reveals local revenue structure is growing less stable
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2014
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project has produced its first report, and it contains cautionary news for state and local officials and Hoosier taxpayers.
NSF grant funds IU scientist’s study of ‘the Pac-Man of the atmosphere’
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
Indiana University scientist Phil Stevens has been awarded a three-year, $718,562 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his study of the impact of emissions from forests and their relationship to climate change and pollution.
IU researchers awarded funding to study water resources, climate variability
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Indiana University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.6 million for studies focused on one of the world's most urgent problems: ensuring adequate supplies of water in the face of growing human needs and increasing climate variability.
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs underwrites NPR 'Cities Project'
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Stories about new ways to confront urban issues worldwide will reach a national audience of more than 25 million people this fall, in part from support to National Public Radio provided by the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Indiana University researcher receives top NSF award for early-career scientists
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Indiana University professor Jonathan Raff is the recipient of a $649,000 award from the National Science Foundation to fund research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts.
Head of U.N. climate panel, which received Nobel Peace Prize, to keynote lecture series
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the international climate change organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give an open public lecture on climate change science and policy Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Indiana University Bloomington.
SPEA to serve as 'presenting sponsor' for IU Athletics seasons, games
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
Demonstrating that academics and athletics go well together, the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs is joining forces with IU Athletics.
Indiana University research: Improving table saw safety is a good investment
THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2014
Adding automatic safety protection devices to table saws would prevent injuries and, despite the initial cost, save money in the long run, according to a new risk-benefit analysis co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
Lee Alston named director of Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 06, 2014
Lee Alston, professor of economics and environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed director of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University Bloomington.
Indiana University students to work on poverty, education, other challenges as VISTA fellows
TUESDAY, AUGUST 05, 2014
Polly Fairfield got her hands dirty as a VISTA fellow. Now a new crop of students is ready to join her in tackling some of the nation's most pressing problems including poverty, educational opportunity and job training through a unique Indiana University program.
Indiana University's John Mikesell Receives "Best Paper" Award
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
A groundbreaking analysis of a touchy subject to many consumers, sales taxes, has earned an Indiana University professor a prestigious honor.
Book by two SPEA professors earns award for long-term impact
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
An influential book about government operations authored by two Indiana University professors will receive a prestigious award from the American Political Science Association (APSA).
IU SPEA Students Harness Their Skills to Improve Minnesota Lakes
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
In 2013, Burnell Fischer, clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, led a graduate capstone course in assisting the Hubbard County, Minnesota, Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) with lake association management. The project will continue for a second capstone in the fall of 2014 looking at lake association lake-monitoring programs.
IU researcher and colleague provide guide to household water conservation
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits involving water consumption.
Lee Hamilton receives Distinguished Service Award from U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
Lee Hamilton, director of the Indiana University Center on Congress, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress at the group's 44th annual meeting today in Washington, D.C.
IU experts comment on Supreme Court's contraceptive coverage ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that family-owned businesses can't be required by the Affordable Care Act to provide employees with health care coverage for certain contraceptive services. Indiana University experts offer their comments.
Camp and compromise: Indiana University hosts mini United Nations
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
High school students from around the U.S. and overseas are learning the art of diplomacy this week at an Indiana University Model United Nations summer camp.
McRobbie wraps up first official visit to Vietnam by a standing Indiana University president
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
Michael A. McRobbie has concluded the historic first official visit by a standing Indiana University president to Vietnam, wrapping up two days of meetings with educational and governmental officials and IU alumni.
SPEA mourns the death of Evan Ringquist
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Evan Ringquist, an expert in public policy with a passion for living and a commitment to be a force for good in the world, has died at the age of 51.
Indiana University reaches list of top Peace Corps Master's International schools
WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington is making its debut appearance and ranks 10th on the Peace Corps' newly released list of top Master's International schools nationwide.
SPEA scientist and doctoral student brief US senator on climate change
WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014
SPEA professor Chris Craft and PhD student Ellen Herbert from the Wetlands Lab met with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) as he toured the southeastern US to learn about climate change.
Civic activist and retired business leader makes $1 million gift to Indiana University's SPEA
TUESDAY, MAY 06, 2014
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has received a $1 million gift from David Wang, a civic leader and retired International Paper Co. executive.
Indiana University experts comment on climate change report
TUESDAY, MAY 06, 2014
Climate change, once thought to be a problem for future generations, "has moved firmly into the present" and is having an impact in all corners of the United States, according to a comprehensive government report released today. Indiana University experts are available to comment on the report.
Nonprofit membership organizations falter post-recession
THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2014
The Great Recession and subsequent recovery appear to have taken a heavy toll on nonprofit organizations that rely on members for voluntary and financial support, a new Indiana University report shows.
SPEA's Star Gets His Own Star
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
SPEA alumnus and benefactor Tavis Smiley was awarded a distinctly Hollywood honor - his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His family, celebrities Larry King and Jay Leno and SPEA's Susan Johnson all were in the crowd for the ceremony and a luncheon that followed.
Fast-growing Model United Nations team at Indiana University wins award at national conference
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
Competing against more than 30 colleges and universities while speaking the language of diplomacy, the Indiana University Model United Nations team earned several prestigious awards at the recent Southern Regional Model UN conference.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs buys energy credits, shows commitment to sustainability
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
Responding to a student-led policy analysis, the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs is purchasing renewable energy certificates to offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels.
IU launches unique internship program with Smithsonian Institution
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
Indiana University students now have an unprecedented opportunity to serve as interns at the Smithsonian Institution's renowned National Museum of American History. IU is the first public university to enter into a memorandum of understanding that offers internships with the museum.
Indiana University alumnus Tavis Smiley to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014
Television personality and Indiana University graduate Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony featuring remarks by celebrities Jay Leno and Larry King will mark the unveiling of the star April 24 at the landmark near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.
Madeline Dinges wins prestigious campus-wide award
TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014
A SPEA student earns a special honor because her research helped change the way an Indiana county does business.
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill makes $3 million gift to Indiana University
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has received a $3 million gift from Paul O'Neill in what is the largest private donation in the school's history. O'Neill is the former U.S. secretary of the treasury and chairman and CEO of Alcoa.
Indiana University hosts nation's top collegiate debaters
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
The nation's top collegiate debaters are headed to Bloomington this weekend: Indiana University is the site of the 68th National Debate Tournament. The opportunity to host the championship for collegiate policy debate is the latest example of the resurgence of interest in the competition at IU.
Indiana University research: We want to save water, but do we know how?
MONDAY, MARCH 03, 2014
Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by an Indiana University researcher.
Two SPEA Students Spearhead Partnership with Pat Tillman Foundation
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Indiana University has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholars University Partner by the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers services and support for student veterans and military spouses. Two students from the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs played a key role in the process of earning the designation.
Indiana University Bloomington returns to Peace Corps Top Colleges rankings
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington has earned a spot on the Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities for the first time since 2011-12. With 35 graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, the university ranks at No. 25 this year among large schools nationwide.
Indiana nonprofit sector grew during Great Recession, outpacing state's for-profits and government
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Despite two recessions that hit the state's for-profit sector hard, a new Indiana University report shows that the state's nonprofit sector grew every year from 1995 through 2011. However, this growth was uneven and driven mainly by the nonprofit health care and education industries.
Indiana University SPEA dean to testify on 'secret science' legislation
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Indiana University Dean John D. Graham will testify Tuesday in support of a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using what backers of the legislation call "secret science."
American Bar Association honors Indiana University SPEA professor
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
The American Bar Association is honoring Lisa Blomgren Amsler, a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, for significant contributions to the field of dispute resolution.
Taking pride and sharing PRIDE: two SPEA alums organize film festival
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
Abby Henkel and Sarah Perfetti, graduates of the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, are partners at the helm of the fast-growing Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival.
Indiana University experts available to discuss 2014 Winter Olympics
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
Indiana University faculty experts comment on issues related to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will take place Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.