Student-run conference explores international issues -- readers can browse policy briefs summarizing findings

The International Public Affairs Association at IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs recently conducted its second annual conference. Feisal Istrabadi, formerly Iraq's ambassador to the UN and currently a visiting professor at the IU Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, was the keynote speaker. Students and faculty presented studies on such topics as education and attitudes toward war, religion and enterprenuerial activity, microfinance, and minority representation in government.  Full Story

IU economists address the global economic crisis

Global Economy

Unemployment has reached its highest levels in 25 years, home values and investment wealth have plummeted, and prospects for recovery remain uncertain. By some measures, the current economic downturn could be the worst since the Great Depression. "This really may be the economic event of most of our lifetimes," said Eric Leeper, professor of economics, at an IU Bloomington symposium on the global economic crisis.

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IU Bloomington and IUPUI to host free electronic waste recycling days

E-Waste Collection

Electronic Waste Collection Days, a free electronic waste recycling drive hosted by Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI, will take place in both Bloomington and Indianapolis April 30 through May 2. The program will be open to all public and private schools, universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations on April 30 and May 1. It will be open to the general public on May 2.

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IUPUC students give back over spring break

IUPUC Spring Break

Students at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus traded their suitcases for hammers, paintbrushes and brooms for IUPUC's first-ever Alternative Spring Break Project. Nineteen students partnered with Housing Partnerships Inc. to renovate three local homes.

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IU, Indiana National Guard to collaborate in civil-military training initiatives

IU/National Guard Agreement

Indiana University and the Indiana National Guard are joining forces to provide specialized training at the Guard's Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (CAMCCO). IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana's Adjutant General, signed a memorandum of agreement that formalizes the relationship and responsibilities of the two entities.

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Research study: Media has scant role in creating and bursting stock market bubbles

Media and the Market

The news media has little influence in propelling financial market bubbles or causing their meltdowns, and has only short-term effects on returns. This main finding of an analysis of media coverage and stock performance during the dot-com bubble refutes the current controversies on the issue, say researchers at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

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More policy-related news and events from Indiana University

US-China Business Cooperation

Read brief stories and find links to news releases about an IU conference on U.S.-China business relations, an IU Northwest conference on child abuse and neglect, a survey that found Hoosiers have a high level of trust in nonprofit organizations, a symposium at IU Bloomington on terrorism in India, Israel and Turkey, an evaluation of an online teaching program and a student who won a prestigious Truman Scholar award.

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Previous issue

Forensic Science

The March 10, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy reports on a National Research Council study that calls for overhauling the nation's forensic science system; IU Bloomington and IUPUI faculty members helped produce the report. Also featured are stories about area studies at IU, the impact of proposed changes in tax deductions for charitable giving, research on the visual content of TV coverage of presidential elections, students who lobbied the state legislature for the therapeutic recreation profession, and students who attended the Clinton Global Initiative University program.

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