Presidential primary cast world political spotlight on Indiana

Barack Obama Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton criss-crossed the state in the run-up to the May 6 Indiana primary, arguably the most significant presidential primary in the state for 40 years. News media from around the nation -- and the world -- studied Hoosier politics and turned to IU political scientists for analysis.  Full Story

SPEA program takes students to South Korea to learn about globalization

Scholars in Global Citizenship

Twenty Indiana University Bloomington students traveled to South Korea last month as part of the inaugural Scholars in Global Citizenship Program at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The program, in which students examine the impact of globalization, included an eight-week course followed by a 10-day stay hosted by Yonsei University in Seoul.

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Indiana leading the way with better high school graduation rate calculations


Indiana's relatively new cohort-based high school graduation rate calculation is providing better data, which indicates its value to other states across the country. But the calculation reveals other issues that should be examined.

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IU SPEA Executive Education Program to sponsor homeland security seminar


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will host the first of six major national conferences on homeland security and emergency management on Thursday, June 12. Titled "Protecting America's Heartland from Catastrophic Events," this initial conference will feature national experts and key responders.

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IU named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research

Cyber security

Indiana University is among the nation's first universities to be designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security announced last month.

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Chronic disease management: Does it improve health and save money?

Nursing Care

A study published in the May/June issue of Health Affairs reports on the first randomized trial providing a scientifically valid look at what one might expect from chronic disease management programs that serve low-income individuals.

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Urban Tree Planting

The May 13, 2008 issue of Perspectives on Policy featured student projects in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs: an Urban Forest Management class that produced forestry case studies for Bloomington neighborhoods, and a master's-degree capstone class that addressed issues for the Indiana governor's office. Also included were stories about the awarding of an IU honorary degree to the president of Liberia, participation by IPFW students in the Chicago Green Festival, the launch of the IU Public Policy Institute and an IU-Purdue collaboration to provide college courses for students in rural areas.

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