IU Kelley School forecast: Economy in 2012 will improve but 'not enough to make much of a dent'

Business Outlook Panel Indiana University economists said in their annual forecast that they expect national and state economies will expand somewhat more in 2012 but not enough to make much of a dent in unemployment, thus leading to a continued historically weak recovery.  Full Story

Albright: Peace requires hard work, compromise

Madeleine Albright

Peace is much more than an absence of conflict, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an Indiana University audience last week. Rather it's a state that "must be nurtured by many hands over many years," requiring hard work, smart policies and a willingness to compromise. And while peace is preferable to war, her background as a child of World War II convinced her that war is sometimes necessary.

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IU Northwest alumna spearheads national anthropology awareness campaign

Charlotte Noble

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott took shots at anthropology majors recently while arguing that more funds should be devoted to science and engineering, one anthropology scholar and Indiana University Northwest graduate didn't get mad, she got smart. Charlotte Noble decided that if the governor wasn't aware of the value of anthropologists, it was because those in the field hadn't done a good job of communicating it.

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Report from Indiana University researchers addresses need to 'grow philanthropy'

Jen Shang

A new report by Indiana University faculty members Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang evaluates the state of philanthropy and sets forth recommendations for increasing giving with measures that include improving relationships with donors, strengthening public awareness and reaching new audiences.

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CEEP Policy brief: New Indiana teacher evaluation needs collaboration, organization, resources and time

Student Teachers

A new policy brief from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University concludes time, money, and people must be used wisely for the new teacher evaluation requirements in Indiana to best benefit public education.

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Survey: Indianapolis residents support cultural and sports tourism, share safety concerns


Indianapolis residents believe cultural tourism and sports tourism are good for the city's economy and more should be done to promote both kinds of activities, according to an annual survey conducted by the Indiana University Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management at IUPUI.

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IU symposium marks anniversary of Nunn-Lugar Act

Richard Lugar

Indiana University will mark the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program with a symposium Nov. 11 on the IU Bloomington campus. "Loose Nukes: Lessons from 20 Years of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program" will feature a discussion with Sen. Richard Lugar, co-author of the program to secure and de-activate weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union.

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Common Experience

The October 2011 issue of Perspectives on Policy opens with an article on the 2011-12 Common Experience program at IU Southeast. Also featured are research on the costs and benefits of healthcare reform, a report on job prospects for former auto workers, a history of the School of Social Work, a grant to study the impact of climate change on snowmelt irrigation, an agreement between IU and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, and an examination of human rights violations in Libya.

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