IU researcher Allison Schnable has identified a remarkable growth in "grassroots international non-governmental organizations," or GINGOs, which use the symbolic and material resources of religion but reject the label of "faith-based organization."
Indiana University researcher Joe Shaw is a key contributor to a new study that reveals useful clues about how organisms may adapt to lethal levels of pollution.
BLOOMINGTON, In. – The fast-growing Indiana University Manufacturing Policy Initiative is seeking a director with the experience and energy to expand the Initiative’s impact on U.S. policy.
Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new Indiana University research. With one exception, a scientific survey found overwhelming support for policies that protect habitats and little acceptance of either lethal control or no government action at all.
IU and ANU announced they will offer a dual-degree master's program in arts administration and museum and heritage studies. The announcement was made during a visit by ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian P. Schmidt, a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist.
Americans increasingly are getting their flu shots at a pharmacy instead of a doctors office but thats not boosting the number of people vaccinated, according to what is believed to be the first nationwide study to evaluate the effect of pharmacy-based immunization regulations.
To investigate the link between environmental chemical exposure and adverse health effects, four Indiana University researchers are planning to use a tool similar to what millions of Americans wear on their wrists. The researchers plan to use silicone bracelets, often worn to show support for a cause or sold as a fundraiser, to examine the relationship between coal mining in the Appalachian region and health problems in the people living there.
Paul Slovic, an expert on human judgment, decision-making and the psychology of risk, will present two Patten Lectures the week of Oct. 24 at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on the psychological and cognitive process of decision-making on a range of issues, including the environment, earthquakes, smoking and terrorism.
Kosali Simon, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, has been appointed a Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, an award bestowed previously on only two other IU faculty members. Simon is a nationally known health economist whose research applies economic analysis to questions about health insurance and health care policy.
Newly published research by Indiana University scientists finds that low relative humidity in the atmosphere is a significant, growing and often under-appreciated cause of plant stress in hot, dry weather conditions. The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role of low atmospheric humidity.
John Graham, dean of the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will chair the committee, which was appointed by Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel.
Americans are content to take easy steps toward energy conservation but want others to make the major lifestyle changes that will slow climate change, according to new research by Indiana University's Shahzeen Attari and colleagues at Columbia University.
Two teams of Indiana University Bloomington faculty have been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for their accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activities.
"Obama on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks," a new book by Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John D. Graham, offers the first rigorous assessment of Barack Obama’s domestic agenda, providing lessons for scholars, students, future presidents, stakeholders and members of Congress.
With the games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio, IU experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs, and business are available to discuss issues including Zika and other health concerns, how coverage of the games might frame discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a worldwide event and its long-term future.
News reports today say Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, will name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. Faculty experts from Indiana University are available to comment on Pence's tenure as governor and what he would bring to the GOP ticket.
Sixteen high school students from Indianapolis will be at Indiana University Bloomington this week to take part in hands-on learning as part of the inaugural Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment. The program will bring a multidisciplinary approach to connecting youth with environmental studies.
PHILADELPHIA– At a recent conference of the nation’s top health economists, a team of SPEA faculty members presented research on topics ranging from Caesarean sections to the Affordable Care Act.The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) meets biannually to promote excellence in health economics research. The University of Pennsylvania hosted the conference, themed “New Frontiers in Health Policy and Health Care.”
Americans are more likely to follow advice about personal energy use from climate scientists who minimize their own carbon footprint, according to new Indiana University research.
The research is among the first extensive efforts to show how representation of historically disadvantaged groups -- including blacks and women -- affects the performance of the national government.
Six alumni volunteers will receive the IUAA President's Award, established in 1993 to pay tribute to their service to the organization. It is the highest award given by association to a volunteer leader.
John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will testify at a congressional hearing on what lawmakers call "the rise of unaccountable federal regulatory agencies."
IU research: More churches participating in service-related activities, fewer in political activities
The percentage of politically active churches is decreasing, according to a first-of-its-kind national study by Indiana University that also reveals an increase in the percentage of churches engaged in service activity. This research draws on three waves of data from the National Congregations Study to provide the first national scale study to identify trends among churches addressing social needs.
As voters in several states consider controlling oil and gas development in their communities, new Indiana University research offers valuable insight for developers as well as local and state officials.
An Indiana University report finds that many local government officials would consider collecting payments in lieu of taxes from churches, private schools, hospitals and other local charities.
African-American children are three times as likely to be placed in gifted-education programs if they have a black teacher rather than a white teacher, according to research conducted by faculty members at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Vanderbilt University.
Indiana University will host public events in Indianapolis and Bloomington recognizing the five research teams submitting final proposals in the inaugural year of the university's $300 million Grand Challenges Program.
Indiana University Bloomington students who have earned academic honors will be recognized April 10 at the annual Honors Convocation, starting at 2 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. President Michael A. McRobbie will preside and will present an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to IU alumnus Jonathan Banks.
Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley is establishing new scholarships at his alma mater, the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The $50,000 fund will assist in recruiting African-American students, with a preference for those who are first in their family to attend college.
The National Science Foundation's CAREER awards are one of the most prestigious given in support of junior faculty. Kim Novick will receive $750k to study how the return of forests may cool the Earth’s surface. The grant also supports the citizen science program Project BudBurst.
Indiana University Bloomington's School of Public and Environmental Affairs is No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Portland, Ore., tops a list of major U.S. cities that are the most ready to accommodate PEVs. Researchers at the IU SPEA developed a ranking of municipal "PEV readiness" to contrast the variation in readiness among different cities.
Professor Kirsten Grønbjerg's new survey shows local government officials in Indiana trust local nonprofits more than they do government.
Chemicals used as flame retardants and potentially harmful to humans are found in hair, toenails and fingernails, according to new research from Indiana University. The discovery should ease the way for further research to determine the impact on humans of chemicals commonly found in the environment.
IU Bloomington ranks seventh nationally in number of alumni who volunteer for the Peace Corps
Assistant professors in astronomy, art history, mathematics, public affairs and sociology have been named as Indiana University Bloomington's Outstanding Junior Faculty for the 2015-16 academic year.
Indiana University researchers say policymakers should weigh falling gas prices and increasing truck sales as they reconsider the design of future environmental regulations affecting U.S. automakers.
The $12 million, 28,000-square-foot, glass-walled Paul H. O'Neill Graduate Center will provide technologically advanced learning and meeting spaces for SPEA's top-ranked and growing graduate programs.
Five teams have been selected to submit full proposals for funding through the Indiana University Grand Challenges Program, the most ambitious research program in the university's history.
"The Covenant With Black America: Ten Years Later" is a follow-up to a bestselling book Smiley wrote in 2006. That book laid out a national plan of action to address 10 crucial issues facing African-Americans.