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Friday, May 20, 2011

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2011 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced

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May 20, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.

This year's recipients are Catherine Tucker, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, with "Exploring the Challenges of Sustainability: Ecology & Society"; and Scott Shackelford, assistant professor, Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, with "Sustainability Law & Policy."

"These two projects show the incredible range of topics and problems that are connected to sustainability," said Tom Gieryn, vice provost for faculty and academic affairs. "Professors Tucker and Shackelford should be commended for developing exciting courses that will give their students opportunities to wrestle with real-world problems of immense magnitude."

About the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships
The award for a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship is $8,000. The fellowship represents an instructional component of a broad-based initiative originally developed by the Indiana University Task Force on Campus Sustainability. It is intended to provide support for individual faculty members interested in expanding their teaching into topics related to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Fellowships were awarded for the first time in 2009. Course development of innovative approaches to sustainability instruction of complex, interdisciplinary topics at both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported. Service-learning courses and those that involve application of principles of sustainability to the IU Bloomington campus are of particular interest.

For more information on the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs site at

For additional details about the Indiana University Office of Sustainability, see

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