HHE volunteers turn out in force to support IU at the Statehouse

HHE photo An estimated 535 students, faculty, staff and friends of Indiana University packed the North Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse Feb. 2 for the 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit. After a program featuring remarks by President Michael A. McRobbie and others, participants met with their legislators to thank and encourage them for supporting higher education.  Full Story

IU graduate student: Climate talks were 'very intense,' chaotic but worthwhile

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Indiana University graduate student Denise Nogueira had a front-row seat in December for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen -- as a member of the delegation from her home country, Brazil. Nogueira, a master's student in public affairs and environmental sciences in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, answered questions about the experience for Perspectives on Policy.

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Equity and opportunity threatened by growing national "excellence gap"

Education Gap

A new report from the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy finds that achievement gaps among high ability students from different economic, racial and linguistic backgrounds in the U.S. are large and growing -- and some of the top achieving groups aren't performing as well as in the past. The report estimates it could take 72 years to close the gap between whites and Hispanics in grade four mathematics; 31 years to close the gap between whites and blacks; 128 years to close the gap between grade four English Language Learners (ELL) and non-ELL students.

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Elinor Ostrom to present Nobel lecture at Indiana University

Elinor Ostrom

Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, will present an updated version of her Nobel Prize lecture for an IU and Indiana audience on Feb. 16 at the Indiana University Auditorium. The program will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with IU President Michael A. McRobbie introducing Ostrom. Admission is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

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IU filmmaker's documentary 'Blacking Up' examines racial identity through hip-hop music and culture

Blacking Up

An IU doctoral candidate's provocative new documentary, Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity, is airing on public television stations nationally through early March.

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IU establishes Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Alvin Rosenfeld

A new wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric and actions points up the need for better understanding of the causes and ideological underpinnings of modern-day antisemitism, says IU Professor Alvin Rosenfeld. Indiana University has responded to the need by establishing the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, with Rosenfeld as its founder and director.

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Indiana University brings Zipcar to campus

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Indiana University's Transportation Services will launch a partnership with Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing service, to bring Zipcar to campus. The service will help the university manage the increasing demand for parking and associated congestion while offering students a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car. It is the first car-sharing program in the state.

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Previous issue

Urban Crime

The Jan. 12 issue of Perspectives on Policy features a study by SPEA professors at IUPUI that examines the connections between urban land use and crime. It also includes an IU program to train U.S. troops going to Afghanistan, a visit by Nepal's ambassador to the U.S. with IU Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, a law professor's comments on airline security, and studies of Indiana's population growth, the value of participation in corporate board elections, and the attitudes and study habits of law students.

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