IU students, volunteers, plant trees to celebrate Tree Campus USA success

tree planting image Indiana University Bloomington kicked off a drive to double the tree canopy on campus with a tree-planting that brought together students and volunteers with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. The April 30 event celebrated the impact that Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program is having on campuses around the country.  Full Story

Policy changes needed to protect southeast Mexico's farmers, forests

Campeche reforestation

If it is to ensure a bright future for Campeche farmers and the tropical forests surrounding them, the Mexican government must institute new policies that are more responsive to economic and ecological realities, an Indiana University Bloomington geographer argues. In a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rinku Roy Chowdhury says this diversity is not addressed directly or indirectly by Mexico's laws or policies in the region, calling into question whether those policies are effective.

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IU East students share research from Costa Rica

Costa Rica

A group of Indiana University East students traveled to Costa Rica this spring as part of their class on "Fair Trade versus Free Trade and the Effects of Globalization on Central America," taught by Teresa Henderson, lecturer of World Languages and Cultures. While there, the class studied free and fair trade as well as the effects international corporations have on environmental systems.

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Communication trumps penalties in new study of social-ecological systems

Ostrom SES grid

Research conducted in a virtual world by Indiana University Bloomington and Arizona State University scientists, including recent IU Bloomington Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, shows how common-pool resources -- such as fisheries, forests, water systems or even bandwidth -- can be managed effectively by self-organized user groups under certain conditions. The findings were published April 30 in the journal Science.

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Lilly and Wellpoint top execs to participate in conference on 'personalized medicine'

Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

With the advent of information technology, the term "personalized medicine" has taken on new dimensions. The final event in the 2009-10 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences Series poses the question, "Personalized Medicine -- Are We There Yet?"

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Chicago news anchor, commentator reflects on state of the news business

Walter Jacobson

Well-known Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson sounded an alarm on the current state of the news industry in a recent IU Northwest lecture, warning that the increasing confluence of fact and opinion in cable news, and the public's increasingly skeptical attitude toward journalism in general, pose significant dangers for an already challenged profession.

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SPEA to enroll graduate students through Vietnam Young Leader Awards program


Fifteen students from Vietnam will enroll this fall in the Master of Public Affairs program at Indiana University Bloomington through a new program co-sponsored by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training. The Vietnam Young Leader Awards program will provide full scholarships for outstanding Vietnamese government employees.

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Previous issue

Roberts photo

The April 13 Perspectives on Policy reported on a talk by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. Also featured were: SPEA Dean John Graham's new book on the Bush presidency, a lecture in diplomacy at IU Bloomington, a mathematical model for evaluating sex-offender laws, a study of support for suicide bombing in Muslim countries, a talk at IU Southeast by two high-profile political consultants, and an HIV/AIDS conference marking the 20-year anniversary of the death of Ryan White.

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