Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases.
The Indiana University and Bloomington communities will come together at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Indiana Memorial Union for "What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?," a lecture on the significance of World War I for the Indian Army and in particular for its role in the battles at the Somme and Verdun.
Three faculty members, a student and an information technology team are the winners of the third annual Campus Catalyst Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to campus sustainability at Indiana University Bloomington.
The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host a delegation of high-ranking military leaders this week for a series of academic and ceremonial events including festivities at the IU-Penn State football game.
Two top contributors to National Public Radio reports on urban issues will present a program at Indiana University on how cities worldwide are preparing for climate change and natural disasters. NPR senior producer Franklyn Cater and former New York City chief urban designer Alexandros Washburn will discuss what cities are doing or should be doing.
Two prominent figures from the U.S. conservative movement -- both of whom got their start as Indiana University student activists in the 1960s -- will return to campus next week to take part in a forum marking the 50-year anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s campaign for president.
Nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping support public schools have grown dramatically over the past two decades. But the growth hasn't come close to offsetting the reduction in tax revenues for schools that came with the recent recession, according to an IU study.
With a goal of "moving the world forward," more than 80 students from a range of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds converge on Indiana University this weekend for a conference that will introduce them to careers in public service.
According to an article by Robert Fischman and Vicky Meretsky of Indiana University and their students, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may not always be adequately planning for an altered future. But best practices from several plans point the way for improvement, their study finds.
Thanks to the foresight of some IU scientists, Indiana University's Griffy Woods Research and Teaching Preserve is home to the first of IU's Big Ten-leading inventory of LEED Certified buildings and has evolved into a key component of an IU initiative to integrate environmental sciences and studies across campus.
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project has produced its first report, and it contains cautionary news for state and local officials and Hoosier taxpayers.
Indiana University scientist Phil Stevens has been awarded a three-year, $718,562 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his study of the impact of emissions from forests and their relationship to climate change and pollution.
Indiana University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.6 million for studies focused on one of the world's most urgent problems: ensuring adequate supplies of water in the face of growing human needs and increasing climate variability.
Stories about new ways to confront urban issues worldwide will reach a national audience of more than 25 million people this fall, in part from support to National Public Radio provided by the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Indiana University professor Jonathan Raff is the recipient of a $649,000 award from the National Science Foundation to fund research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts.
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the international climate change organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give an open public lecture on climate change science and policy Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Indiana University Bloomington.
Demonstrating that academics and athletics go well together, the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs is joining forces with IU Athletics.
Adding automatic safety protection devices to table saws would prevent injuries and, despite the initial cost, save money in the long run, according to a new risk-benefit analysis co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
Lee Alston, professor of economics and environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed director of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University Bloomington.
Polly Fairfield got her hands dirty as a VISTA fellow. Now a new crop of students is ready to join her in tackling some of the nation's most pressing problems including poverty, educational opportunity and job training through a unique Indiana University program.
A groundbreaking analysis of a touchy subject to many consumers, sales taxes, has earned an Indiana University professor a prestigious honor.
An influential book about government operations authored by two Indiana University professors will receive a prestigious award from the American Political Science Association (APSA).
In 2013, Burnell Fischer, clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, led a graduate capstone course in assisting the Hubbard County, Minnesota, Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) with lake association management. The project will continue for a second capstone in the fall of 2014 looking at lake association lake-monitoring programs.
A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits involving water consumption.
Lee Hamilton receives Distinguished Service Award from U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Lee Hamilton, director of the Indiana University Center on Congress, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress at the group's 44th annual meeting today in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that family-owned businesses can't be required by the Affordable Care Act to provide employees with health care coverage for certain contraceptive services. Indiana University experts offer their comments.
High school students from around the U.S. and overseas are learning the art of diplomacy this week at an Indiana University Model United Nations summer camp.
Michael A. McRobbie has concluded the historic first official visit by a standing Indiana University president to Vietnam, wrapping up two days of meetings with educational and governmental officials and IU alumni.
Evan Ringquist, an expert in public policy with a passion for living and a commitment to be a force for good in the world, has died at the age of 51.
Indiana University Bloomington is making its debut appearance and ranks 10th on the Peace Corps' newly released list of top Master's International schools nationwide.
SPEA professor Chris Craft and PhD student Ellen Herbert from the Wetlands Lab met with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) as he toured the southeastern US to learn about climate change.
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has received a $1 million gift from David Wang, a civic leader and retired International Paper Co. executive.
Climate change, once thought to be a problem for future generations, "has moved firmly into the present" and is having an impact in all corners of the United States, according to a comprehensive government report released today. Indiana University experts are available to comment on the report.
The Great Recession and subsequent recovery appear to have taken a heavy toll on nonprofit organizations that rely on members for voluntary and financial support, a new Indiana University report shows.
SPEA alumnus and benefactor Tavis Smiley was awarded a distinctly Hollywood honor - his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His family, celebrities Larry King and Jay Leno and SPEA's Susan Johnson all were in the crowd for the ceremony and a luncheon that followed.
Competing against more than 30 colleges and universities while speaking the language of diplomacy, the Indiana University Model United Nations team earned several prestigious awards at the recent Southern Regional Model UN conference.
Responding to a student-led policy analysis, the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs is purchasing renewable energy certificates to offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels.
Indiana University students now have an unprecedented opportunity to serve as interns at the Smithsonian Institution's renowned National Museum of American History. IU is the first public university to enter into a memorandum of understanding that offers internships with the museum.
Television personality and Indiana University graduate Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony featuring remarks by celebrities Jay Leno and Larry King will mark the unveiling of the star April 24 at the landmark near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.
A SPEA student earns a special honor because her research helped change the way an Indiana county does business.
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has received a $3 million gift from Paul O'Neill in what is the largest private donation in the school's history. O'Neill is the former U.S. secretary of the treasury and chairman and CEO of Alcoa.
The nation's top collegiate debaters are headed to Bloomington this weekend: Indiana University is the site of the 68th National Debate Tournament. The opportunity to host the championship for collegiate policy debate is the latest example of the resurgence of interest in the competition at IU.
Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by an Indiana University researcher.
Indiana University has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholars University Partner by the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers services and support for student veterans and military spouses. Two students from the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs played a key role in the process of earning the designation.
Indiana University Bloomington has earned a spot on the Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities for the first time since 2011-12. With 35 graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, the university ranks at No. 25 this year among large schools nationwide.
Despite two recessions that hit the state's for-profit sector hard, a new Indiana University report shows that the state's nonprofit sector grew every year from 1995 through 2011. However, this growth was uneven and driven mainly by the nonprofit health care and education industries.
Indiana University Dean John D. Graham will testify Tuesday in support of a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using what backers of the legislation call "secret science."
The American Bar Association is honoring Lisa Blomgren Amsler, a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, for significant contributions to the field of dispute resolution.
Abby Henkel and Sarah Perfetti, graduates of the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, are partners at the helm of the fast-growing Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival.
Indiana University faculty experts comment on issues related to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will take place Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.
Government outsourcing can be effective and benefit taxpayers if certain steps are followed and certain conditions met, according to a new report from a panel of experts convened by Indiana University.