Regulating toxic chemicals: Globalization can raise the bar

Chemicals Industrial nations have struggled for decades with how to regulate chemicals that have long been in use and have become widespread in the environment. Professor John Applegate of the Indiana University School of Law--Bloomington explains how the European Union's new REACH program may lead to improved regulation not only in Europe but around the globe.  Full Story

IU class explores communication gap between scientists and policy makers

Faiz Rahman

Faiz Rahman doesn't just talk about the communication gap between scientists and public officials -- he's doing something about it. The associate professor of geography at Indiana University Bloomington brought politicians, media officials and policy experts into the classroom this fall to talk with students about translating science into policy.

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National study by School of Education to examine best ways to prepare teachers to use technology

Jonathan Plucker

The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy in the Indiana University School of Education will partner with a Washington, D.C.-area company for a first-of-its kind, $3.1 million project examining how current and emerging technologies are being used in classrooms and how to prepare new teachers to best use these tools.

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Research: Many traffic tragedies could be prevented

Accident scene

With holiday travels at hand and more of us on the road, remembering simple precautions might save your life. A research team at the Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and the Environment has released 2006 Indiana Crash Facts, a book summarizing a series of reports on traffic safety for Indiana -- and the reports include some disturbing facts.

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Professor's book marking 60th anniversary of India's democracy gets national attention there

Sumit Ganguly

A new book co-edited by an IU professor marks the 60th anniversary of India's independence and subsequent transition to democracy. The State of India's Democracy is receiving major attention as it is release in India this week.

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Family dispute resolution: collaboration across disciplines yields results

For the Sake of the Children

One of the most exciting aspects of teaching in a great research university like Indiana University is the opportunity to combine practice with research, writes Amy G. Applegate, clinical professor at the IU School of Law--Bloomington. The Family and Children Mediation Clinic at the school, which she directs, and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have been doing just that in their collaboration over the past year -- looking for ways to help families resolve conflict with a focus on their children's best interest.

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Previous issue

Eric Wright and Eric Meslin

The Nov. 13, 2007, issue of Perspectives on Policy featured a story on what IU health policy experts say needs to be done to fix the health care reform problem. Also highlighted in this issue were stories about alcohol and drug abuse reform, details on the Indiana Check-Up Plan and what other states are doing for health care reform, health care issues for people with disabilities, details on the Healthcare Reform Options Listening Tour, and an opinion piece from Professor Lloyd Kolbe.

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