IU Northwest students research and propose alternative energy resources

IUN Global Change It's been a cold, snowy winter so far in Gary, Ind., but a group of students at IU Northwest have been hard at work examining the connection between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming -- and coming up with ideas about what the campus can do about it. As part of an interdisciplinary course titled "Global Environmental Change," the students spent the fall 2010 semester researching alternative energy resources that could be adopted at IU Northwest.  Full Story

Lectures, workshops, performances and volunteering mark King Day at IU campuses

Martin Luther King Jr.

Cheryl Brown Henderson and Linda Brown Thompson will speak this Thursday at Indiana University Northwest, telling how a lawsuit filed by their father 60 years ago led to the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that school segregation was unconstitutional. Their talk is one of dozens of events and activities, including lectures, performances, prayer services and community services days, scheduled on and around the Jan. 17 King holiday at Indiana University campuses.

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Indiana middle-school students take on health care at Future City finals

Future City Competition

Can America's middle schoolers do a better job of tackling our nation's health-care crisis than its politicians? That's the question posed this year by the Future City competition, which brings together teams of students to design solutions for real-world problems. Health care innovations from Indiana students will be unveiled Saturday (Jan. 15) during the Future City state regional at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's Walb Student Union.

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IU Kelley School M.B.A. students advise INdiana Sustainability Alliance on green economic development

Kelley Sustainability Students

Mirroring an approach that Indiana has taken to the life sciences industry, the state's economic development efforts could capitalize on existing clusters of wind energy and automotive-related companies to foster a more sustainable and profitable business environment. That's the lead finding by a panel of second-year M.B.A. students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, who were asked to participate in a competitive project for the INdiana Sustainability Alliance.

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Census Results: Indiana adds 400,000 new residents since 2000

Census Data 2010

Analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business reveals that Indiana added 403,317 residents since the last census was taken in 2000 -- a 6.6 percent increase. The first results from the 2010 U.S. Census were released last month, and Indiana's official population count was 6,483,802 as of April 1, 2010.

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Terrorism undergoes scholarly analysis in new book

Coping with Terrorism

As the United States struggles to cope with mounting fears of terrorism and the increasingly restrictive nature of preventive security measures, conventional academic analysts have been slow to focus on terrorist behavior. In the recently published book Coping with Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counterstrategies, and Responses, political scientists analyze various facets of terrorism from theoretical and empirical perspectives in a series of scholarly essays.

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O'Connor, Hamilton promote 'Engaging Civic Education' in public service announcements

O'Connor and Hamilton

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, have teamed up to produce a pair of public service announcements emphasizing the importance of teaching civics to students.

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Previous issue

Political Polarization

The December 2010 issue of Perspectives on Policy features a story about an IPFW professor's study of negative campaigning in the 2010 elections. Also, on the one-year anniversary of the presentation of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to IU's Elinor Ostrom, POP includes three articles related to her work: a foundation grant to apply Ostrom's ideas to health-care policy, a graduate seminar in forest management that she developed and helps teach, and a talk she gave on local responses to climate change. Also in the issue are stories about the EPA turning 40, an agreement between IUPUI and the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians, and a project to develop state policy for people with disabilities.

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