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IU's Poynter Center announces inaugural Jesse Fine Fellowships

Poynter Center

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions has announced that four Indiana University Bloomington faculty will receive the inaugural Jesse Fine Fellowships in Practical and Professional Ethics.   Full Story >>

College of Arts and Sciences moves to Owen Hall, administrative offices open March 19

Owen Hall

The Office of the Dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is packing and labeling boxes this week, preparing to move to Owen Hall, just steps north of its current home in Kirkwood Hall. The College's administrative offices will close Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, March 18.   Full Story >>

IU's Pridemore organizes AAAS panel to examine costs of crime, benefits of crime reduction

William Pridemore

The economic costs of crime in the United States are staggering, running into the trillions of dollars. What can research on the costs of crime tell us about effective crime-reduction policies? A symposium organized by Indiana University criminologist William Alex Pridemore for this weekend's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will provide some answers.   Full Story >>

IU Bloomington ‘Themester’ lecture features advocate for social justice

Stephen Bright

Stephen Bright, a nationally prominent opponent of the death penalty and advocate for poor people accused of crimes, will speak at Indiana University Bloomington as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Themester 2012 "Good Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality." Bright will speak at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Moot Court Room of the IU Maurer School of Law   Full Story >>

IU professor's book explores political ecology of water in South American port cities

book cover, Where Rivers Meet the Sea

Stephanie C. Kane, an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Bloomington, writes about the struggle for access to clean water in the port cities of Brazil and Argentina in her new book "Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water."   Full Story >>

IU researchers discuss education, civic involvement, crime and more at national ASA meeting

Limestone IU

Dozens of Indiana University researchers have participated in the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Denver. Here, they discuss findings involving housing foreclosures and crime, parenting styles and education, citizenship, and national education policy's view of parental and school responsibility -- and its dramatic shift.   Full Story >>