SPEA grad student spans globe, leads in electronic waste recycling

Knudsen award "I never imagined upon entering SPEA that the following year I would be shaking hands with the President of the EU Council in Prague," says graduate student Laura Knudsen. As an extension of her 2008 summer internship, Knudsen authored a grant proposal that won an Energy Globe Award, one of today's most prominent environmental prizes.  Full Story

IUPUI faculty offer 'green leadership' training in China

Green Leadership Training Program

IUPUI faculty members from the nonprofit management program in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Fund Raising School of the IU Center on Philanthropy traveled to Beijing in May to help lead a 10-day "green leadership" seminar for leaders of the budding Chinese environmental movement.

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Health reform debate: IU experts offer perspectives


President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass health care reform legislation by August, and citizen, political and interest groups are battling over principles and details. Indiana University experts from the fields of medicine, public health, law, public policy and economics share their perspectives on the topic.

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IU Kokomo combats recession with education, employment, opportunities

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Despite skyrocketing unemployment in the surrounding community, Indiana University Kokomo has remained a stable economic force with an impressive "economic footprint" on the north-central Indiana region of more than $22 million. This figure includes compensation for faculty and staff and payments for goods and services.

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IUPUI helps count, analyze homelessness in Indianapolis


Family homelessness in Indianapolis increased by 78 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to an alarming new study. Additionally, the study found 1,454 homeless persons in Marion County on the night of the study: Jan. 29, 2009. The Indiana University Center for Health Policy partnered with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention to perform the count and survey of the homeless.

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IU Press publishes book on IU-Kenya partnership

Walking Together, Walking Far

Indiana University Press has just published the first book on an IU partnership that is Kenya's most comprehensive initiative to combat HIV. The book, Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership is Winning the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, chronicles the historic partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine, Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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Article co-authored by IU professors examines benefits of internal whistle-blowing

Janet Near

According to new published research by professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, many organizations fail to implement evidence-based policies that encourage whistle-blowers to report wrongdoing internally and suffer the consequences.

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Previous issue

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The June 9, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy featured a story about an energy-policy conference that the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs sponsored in Washington, D.C. It also included stories about Indiana soldiers teaching about agriculture in Afghanistan, a professor's book on "Distrust, American style," an IU School of Social Work partnership with an Indianapolis church, a comparison of U.S., Mexican and Canadian health care systems, a course that took IU students to South Korea, and a commentary on H1N1 flu and the Mexican economy.

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