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The future of U.S. health care

Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, October 31, 2007Allison Cooke
Teaching & Learning

Read the Fall 2007 edition of Teaching & Learning magazine from the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University Bloomington.

Concert Master Kerr

Monday, November 12, 2007Allison Cooke
Concert Master Kerr

Alexander Kerr, professor of violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has taken on the newly created position of Principal Guest Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this fall.

IU Foundation Podcast Series

Thursday, September 27, 2007Allison Cooke
Esther Earbin

Juggling work, school and motherhood isn't easy for IUPUI junior Esther Earbin. But with help from the Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship, she is doing it with distinction.

Events at Indiana University

Monday, November 12, 2007Nicole Roales

La Bohème at IU Opera Theater
Nov. 16 and 17, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, S. Jordan Ave., Bloomington -- One of the most popular works in all of opera, this Puccini masterpiece's every note has a purpose, and the music never fails to touch the heart. Mimi is a seamstress living in the same building as two young and impoverished artists, Marcello, a painter, and Rodolfo, a poet. On Christmas Eve, Mimi's candle goes out, and she seeks a light from Rodolfo. Thus starts this beautiful and moving love story filled with moments of abundant joy, good humor, and great tenderness.

The future of U.S. health care

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Nicole Roales

Health care reform tops the domestic agenda for the 2008 presidential elections, with rising costs and coverage for the uninsured remaining prime issues for policymakers. Michael Moore's popular documentary Sicko also has helped focus attention on the poor health record in the U.S. compared to other industrialized nations. IU health policy experts say change is drastically needed, but fixing the problem will require everyone to sacrifice -- which few Americans are prepared to do.

Alcohol and drug abuse: crucial health topics to address during reform

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Nicole Roales

After serving as a judge for more than two decades in Indiana, Linda Chezem can't understand why "drug courts" have been established as separate arms of the justice system. "Who are you kidding? Every court is drug court. Every court is alcohol court," she said. "When I was a judge I used to say, 'As long as we have alcohol, I will always have plenty of cases to keep me busy.'" Chezem, an IU law alumna, has been working with the National Institutes of Health to examine cost-effective means of addressing alcoholism before the problem leads to criminal activity.

States initiate health care reform

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Elisabeth Andrews

A report from the Center for Health Policy at IUPUI states, "More than ten states have enacted legislation and several more have created committees or workgroups to study the health care issue. States are leading the way in the absence of comprehensive federal health care reform. With skyrocketing costs, the number of uninsured of all incomes increasing yearly, and a system operating inefficiently, reform is one of the most pressing problems facing our nation and the economy."

A crucial voice: Choice of doctors, coverage for specialists top health care issues for people with disabilities

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Elisabeth Andrews

A recent survey led by Vicki Pappas of the Indiana Insitute on Disability and Community at IU Bloomington identified top health care problems and needs for people with disabilities. Respondents said that choice of health care providers was the most important feature to include in health care reform legislation, followed by coverage for specialists, low co-pays, dental coverage and preventive care. Coverage of prescription drugs and mental health services were also top issues for people with disabilities.


Health reform will fail unless prevention becomes a priority

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Nicole Roales

In 2005, the United States spent $2 trillion on health care -- that's $6,700 per capita. It amounts to 16 percent of the country's gross domestic product. By 2009, expenses are projected to reach $2.9 trillion. "Health expenditures are rising at twice the rate of inflation," says Lloyd Kolbe, a professor of applied health sciences at IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In this piece, Kolbe gives his thoughts on the American health care system and offers suggestions on what to do.

Listening tour gets input on Indiana health care reforms

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Steve Hinnefeld

Indiana residents are expressing their opinions about proposed health care reforms during the Healthcare Reform Options Listening Tour taking place across the state. The listening tour, conducted by Indiana University faculty experts, began in late October and runs into December, with stops in 14 Indiana communities.

Gary Schools Partnership
Gary Schools Partnership

Gary Schools Partnership

Monday, November 12, 2007Allison CookeGary Schools PartnershipRibbon cuttingLaurie Burns McRobbie
El Dia de los Muertos
El Dia de los Muertos

El Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, November 7, 2007Hillary Demmon
Basketball vs. Pembroke
Basketball vs. Pembroke

Basketball vs. Pembroke

Ben Stein
Ben Stein

Ben Stein


IU launches emergency alert system

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Nicole Roales

Honoring "Hep"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007Nicole Roales

IU scholarships offer new opportunities

Thursday, November 1, 2007Nicole Roales

'IU-Notify' project enhanced for emergency notifications

Wednesday, November 7, 2007Indiana University Media Relations
Emergency Preparedness

Indiana University is urging students, faculty and staff at all IU campuses to immediately update personal contact information using a new, self-service tool easily accessible through OneStart. The information would be used for notification in the event of an emergency on any IU campus.

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IU School of Education and Gary schools announce partnership

Wednesday, November 7, 2007Chuck Carney

The Gary Community School Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the IU School of Education for a partnership that will bring educational expertise and resources to enhance student learning at two gender-based academies. To celebrate the agreement, Gary teachers and administrators joined IU First Lady Laurie McRobbie and other IU faculty and staff to cut the ribbon on two new facilities.

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Massive genome project reveals shortcomings of modern genome analysis

Monday, November 5, 2007David Bricker

The sequencing and comparison of 12 fruit fly genomes -- the result of a massive collaboration of hundreds of scientists from more than 100 institutions in 16 countries -- has thrust forward researchers' understanding of fruit flies, a popular animal model in science. But even human genome biologists may want to take note: The project also has revealed considerable flaws in the way they identify genes.

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Prenatal exposure to alcohol and conduct problems: A clearer link

Monday, November 5, 2007Tracy James

An Indiana University study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that prenatal exposure to alcohol causes conduct problems in children, a finding that has been called into question in recent years.

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IU study finds high-impact practices boost learning, involved parents no problem

Tuesday, October 30, 2007Indiana University Media Relations

Findings from a national survey released today (Nov. 5) at Indiana University show that taking part in certain activities during college boosts students' performance in many areas, such as thinking critically, solving real-world problems and working effectively with others. The 2007 report from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is based on information from about 323,000 randomly selected first-year and senior students at 610 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

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Featured Links

Monday, October 15, 2007Nicole Roales

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