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.
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.
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.