IU Southeast explores issues of social justice in 2011-12 Common Experience

Common Experience Students, faculty and other members of the Indiana Southeast community are exploring issues of poverty, immigration and social justice in the campus's Common Experience program, centered around the theme "Liberty and Justice for All: Social Change and Campus Action for 70 Years and Beyond."  Full Story

Incomplete coverage vs. unexpected costs: Economists point out dilemma in Affordable Care Act

Heath Care

A paper by economists at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Cornell University College of Human Ecology points to the difficult policy trade-offs that the U.S. faces as it implements the health care reform legislation approved in December 2009. Either the government will face unexpected costs, or many Americans will still not have access to affordable insurance coverage.

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Report offers direction for Midwest's displaced auto workers on how to navigate career change

Navigating Change

The final piece of a major research project aimed at helping displaced auto workers in Indiana and other Midwest states focuses on how they can be helped to find other career paths and how to best pursue them.

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School of Social Work to celebrate 100 years of giving hope and changing lives

Social Work Anniversary

The story of the Indiana University School of Social Work starts in June of 1911, when a letter from IU President William Lowe Bryan arrived at the home of Edna Henry asking if she would be interested in a position in a new department: the Department of Social Service. The school will celebrate the 100-year anniversary with a day-long conference Oct. 24 at IUPUI.

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NSF grant to fund study of snowmelt-dependent agricultural systems

Snowmelt Irrigation

Researchers at Indiana University and two other institutions have been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of climate change on water resources and the ability of governance systems to adapt to the resulting challenges.

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IU, Crane sign educational partnership

Crane Signing

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced that IU has formalized an educational partnership with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The partnership, made official during a signing ceremony at Crane, is expected to result in a wide range of collaborative efforts in several key areas.

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Two IU centers to study Libyan human rights violations under State Department grant

Libyan Flag

Two Indiana University research centers will share a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of State for the study of human rights violations in Libya.

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Previous issue

Lee Hamilton

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is highlighted in the Sept. 13, 2011, issue of Perspectives on Policy: It includes an article on a discussion at IU Bloomington by members of the 9/11 Commission and an essay on why the death of Osama bin Laden likely didn't bring "closure" to survivors and victims' family members. Also featured: ideas for revitalizing Gary, perceptions of the No Child Left Behind education law, a policy brief on Indiana's school voucher law, a service program for SPEA graduate students and a survey of green jobs.

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