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Research examines importance of 'drought-busting' tropical cyclones

Justin Maxwell

Tropical cyclones that make landfall in the Southeastern U.S. typically make news with the damage they cause. But a study by an Indiana University Bloomington researcher and several colleagues shows that the weather events also play an important role in ending drought. † Full Story >>

Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced for 2012-13

sustainable product course

Four Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of Sustainability. † Full Story >>

Indiana University Bloomington names Outstanding Junior Faculty

Limestone IU

Indiana University Bloomington's 2012-13 Outstanding Junior Faculty awards will support the creation of innovative textile art and research on public investments in energy, the worldwide loss of coastal mangrove forests, the development of anti-malarial drugs, the relationship between vision and balance, and the appropriateness of cancer screenings. † 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 professorís book examines stream restoration and the politics of expertise

Rebecca Lave

Dave Rosgen looks, dresses and talks like a cowboy, has little formal training and often angers academic critics, yet his Natural Channel Design system has become the dominant approach to stream restoration in the U.S. How did this happen? What does it say about the way scientific knowledge is produced and disseminated? Rebecca Lave, an assistant professor of geography at Indiana University, examines those questions and more in a new book. † Full Story >>

Ecological Society of America annual meeting draws more than 30 IU scientists as presenters


More than 30 Indiana University faculty members and graduate students will present research this week during the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The meeting, themed "Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing, and Sustaining our Ecosystems," got under way Aug. 5 and is expected to attract about 4,000 scientists from around the world during the six-day event. † Full Story >>