Student sustainability interns make the campus and community their research lab

Marie Buckingham and Zach Brown Student interns in IU Bloomington's 2009 Summer Program in Sustainability studied climate change, LEED building certification, sustainable computing and other issues. They conducted tree and wetlands inventories, examined prospects for recycling, and wrote proposals for car-sharing and invasive species management, laying the groundwork for the six-month-old IU Office of Sustainability to make progress on many fronts.  Full Story

IU national survey finds majority of Americans believe 'myths' about health care reform


Do Americans believe controversial assertions about health care reform, including death panels, threats to Medicare, abortions, illegal immigrants and other claims that the White House administrators have labeled as untrue "myths?" Findings from a new national survey of Americans by researchers from two Indiana University research centers say that Americans do believe the "myths" about health care reform, confirming that the White House may indeed be losing this battle.

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T. Boone Pickens to visit IU on Sept. 18

Wind Turbine

T. Boone Pickens, one of America's most successful businessmen and the founder of an ambitious, self-funded grassroots campaign aimed at reducing the nation's dependence on imported oil, will speak at Indiana University Bloomington Sept. 18.

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IU Southeast economics professor balances passion for teaching and politics

Eric Schansberg

Indiana University Southeast economist Eric Schansberg doesn't just teach about the intersection of economics and politics. He practices it. In 2006 and again in 2008, Schansberg was a candidate for Congress in southern Indiana's 9th District -- although teaching remained his passion and his top priority.

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IU East political science professor works for change, inspires students

Paul Kriese and Barack Obama

Paul Kriese is committed to showing his students that being a part of democracy is more than learning about politics in class. It's also about being actively engaged in the community. Kriese, an associate professor of political science at Indiana University East, is one of eight coordinators across Indiana to facilitate Organizing for America, a community-based project designed to share ideas and promote President Barack Obama's agenda at a local level.

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School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host IU alumnus Paul O'Neill

Paul O'Neill

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will visit Bloomington and Indianapolis Sept. 15-16 as a guest of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. O'Neill, who has a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, has also been a widely respected leader in the business and nonprofit sectors.

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NEH funds IU teacher institutes on religion, social movements


The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded research centers at IUPUI and Indiana University Bloomington more than $300,000 to conduct three-week summer institutes for high school teachers in 2010. One will focus on the role of religion in American history and life; the other on modern social movements in America.

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IU Energy Conference

The Aug. 11, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy featured a report on an IU conference aimed at developing an energy research agenda and stories on concerns about human health effects of DDT, a service learning project in Thailand, an IU policy brief on health reform, a political scientist's framework for better understanding social-ecological systems, a survey of educators on virtual learning programs, and a student assessment of sustainability at a local microbrewery.

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