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Indiana University programs highly ranked in U.S. News' Best Graduate Schools

Limestone IU

U.S. News and World Report again gave high marks to Indiana University programs in education, business, law and medicine in its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings. The School of Library and Information Sciences at IU Bloomington was rated eighth-best in the country, and the College of Arts and Sciences' humanities and social-science programs were among the nation's best.   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 >>

Indiana University experts comment on 'fiscal cliff'

Cathy Bonser-Neal

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders have been deadlocked over the "fiscal cliff," the tax increases and spending cuts that will take place Jan. 1 unless elected officials take action to avert them. Indiana University experts offer their perspectives and are available to speak with news media.   Full Story >>

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

Jerry Conover

Indiana University economists presenting their annual forecast today (Nov. 3) expect that the 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 >>

Environmental policy series at IU to include ‘Green Paradox’ author

Hans-Werner Sinn

German economist Hans-Werner Sinn, whose book The Green Paradox criticizes demand-side approaches to addressing climate change, will take part in a lecture series and mini-conference on environmental policy next week at Indiana University Bloomington.   Full Story >>

IU expert available to discuss debt ceiling deadline and proposed solutions

Todd Walker

Congress has until next Monday (Aug. 2) to raise the legal limit the U.S. is allowed to borrow. Many experts have warned that if the debt ceiling isn't raised by then, the U.S. and other nations worldwide would risk catastrophic economic consequences. An expert from Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences can offer perspectives and is available to speak with reporters.   Full Story >>