Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers including SPEA's Sanya Carley and David Konisky.
A $50,000 grant from Duke Energy will help make Indiana University Bloomington one of the first universities in the U.S. to convert emissions from its heating plant into fertilizer to feed campus vegetation. SPEA's Stephen "Chip" Glaholt is a co-leader on the project.
The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Kosali Simon and co-researchers.
Sean Nicholson-Crotty, SPEA professor and director of the Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy Programs, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
The research analyzed parenthood, education and income statistics over a long time span from two groups of about 10,000 people -- those born in 1962-64 and those born in 1980-82.
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affair’s programs in public administration are among the best in the world, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Kosali Simon decided as a child that education and hard work would help her achieve what she wanted. She was right: Years later, Simon is enjoying life as an economist in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a nationally known expert on health policy -- and a mother of six.