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IU researcher to lead study of market-based conservation in Europe

A research team lead by Indiana University faculty member Rebecca Lave has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the introduction of market-based environmental conservation policies in the European Union. The two-year, $314,750 grant will fund research focusing on habitat banking, in which the environmental costs of development projects are offset by purchasing credits generated by restoration projects elsewhere.

Five from IU Bloomington, IUPUI receive prestigious research awards from NSF

NSFlogoCiting it as exemplary of Indiana University’s ability to recruit and attract leading young scientists from around the world, Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge José has recognized five IU investigators for receiving the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

The Faculty Early Career Development Award, known as the CAREER Award, identifies junior faculty members with the ability to integrate education and research. So every award includes an educational or outreach component that allows the investigator to possibly connect with students at every level of formal education, from grade school to graduate students working on dissertations. With funding spread out over five years, this year’s winners to date (more could be named later in the year) reflect individual awards ranging from over $2.2 million to an expert on interactions between social identities and group memberships to $455,000 to a theoretical mathematician whose work reaches into physics and quantum computing. Cumulatively, the awards total over $4.4 million for the five.

EPA funds Indiana University research on environmentally friendly golf courses

Indiana University students dug in the rough off the 16th green at a golf course, but they weren’t searching for a lost ball. They were searching for a solution to a problem that confronts golf courses and their neighbors around the world: how to limit the run-off of chemical-laden storm water. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is funding the research project as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet program. The students used the IU Golf Course in Bloomington as their laboratory. The project should reduce the amount of chemical-laden storm water that flows into areas surrounding the golf course, including the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.

Indiana University geologist named Sloan Research Fellow

  • Indiana University Bloomington geologist Douglas A. Edmonds has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced. He is one of 126 researchers at 61 U.S. and Canadian universities to receive the award.
  • IU professor's Horror Vacui exhibition on display at Iowa State University College of Design

    Kevin Lair's current exhibition at Iowa State University's College of Design is a "work in progress" from Horror Vacui (Nature abhors a vacuum. What do we make of its plenitude?).
  • A few spaces still available for "Non-Human" and "The Fear of Empty Space" cross-campus workshops

    Kevin Lair, Assistant Professor with the IU Columbus Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D), invites students to enroll in the few spaces still available for his remaining two cross-campus workshops: "Non-Human" and "The Fear of Empty Space." Students from any discipline are welcomed and encouraged.
  • IU Bloomington students contribute to native-plants initiative

    An Indiana University graduate-level course with a service-learning focus has worked with a local group of conservationists and concerned citizens to promote the use of native Indiana plants in landscaping.
  • Student intern helps conserve rhino population

    IU sophomore Steven Kiley spent two months during this past summer in South Africa and Botswana, working to conserve rhino populations.
  • Provost Robel extends invitation to reception for newly created Social Science Research Commons

    The open house and reception is Mon., Oct. 7, at the new facility in Woodburn Hall 200. RSVP by Oct. 2.
  • Research examines importance of 'drought-busting' tropical cyclones

    Tropical cyclones that make landfall in the southeastern United States typically make news with the damage they cause. But, a study by Justin Maxwell (an assistant professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences) and several colleagues shows that the weather events also play an important role in ending drought. Maxwell is the lead author of a paper that examines the drought-busting capability of tropical cyclones—a category that includes hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions.
  • Eppley Institute and IU School of Public Health-Bloomington to host symposium

    The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University, with the School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, and the Department of Environmental Health, is pleased to announce that the Symposium on Parks, Public Lands, and Public Health in Indiana will be held on Sept. 25 in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. Anyone affiliated with and interested in public health, public lands, and parks is encouraged to attend.
  • Researchers identify ancient ancestor of tulip tree line

    The modern-day tulip tree can trace its lineage back to the time of the dinosaurs, according to newly published research by an Indiana University paleobotanist and a Russian botanist.
  • Studying squid and a bacteria, Wood lecturer to tell story of human interaction with other life

    Award-winning microbiologist Margaret McFall-Ngai, an expert on host interactions with rare bacteria, will present the 2013 Joan Wood Lecture on Sep. 11. The lecture, open to the public, is part of a series designed to provide a forum for undergraduates to interact with women in science-related careers.
  • Volunteers needed for Leonard Springs Nature Days program

    Take a break from your desk or the classroom to enjoy some fresh air while teaching area 6th graders something new about our amazing natural heritage.

  • IU Bloomington's Big Red Eats Green Festival to promote local foods, businesses

    Four local growers and 14 restaurants will take part on Tue., Sep. 10, in IU Bloomington's Big Red Eats Green Festival, a celebration of local food and locally owned businesses. Big Red Eats Green was created in 2011 to raise awareness of local foods among IU students, faculty, and staff. This year's event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IU Art Museum.
  • IU Bloomington, Local Growers Guild launch composting program

    The IU Office of Sustainability has established an innovative partnership between Indiana University Bloomington and the Local Growers Guild that will allow local farmers and community organizations to collect pre-consumer food waste from campus dining facilities for off-campus composting.
  • Brondizio selected for Future Earth Science Committee

    IU anthropology professor Eduardo Brondizio was one of 18 scientists from around the world selected as a member of the first Science Committee for Future Earth, a new international research program on global sustainability.
  • Cross-campus workshops available to IU students this fall

    Kevin Lair, instructor for the IU Columbus Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D), seeks assistance from IPE affiliates in getting the word out about his series of cross-campus workshops offered during the fall semester. Please contact Kevin Lair with questions and/or to arrange a time for him to make a brief presentation to your students about the workshops.
  • Meretsky leads IU students on research field trip to Siberia

    Indiana University professor Vicky Meretsky led a team of students to one of the earth's most isolated areas to study global environmental problems and solutions. The students were in Siberia for about three weeks this summer, studying alongside Russian students and witnessing the impact of climate change.
  • Economy edges out environment for governments plugging electric vehicles

    IU researchers Sanya Carley and John Graham and colleagues have found that many of the world's most powerful nations promote the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles primarily for reasons of economic development–notably job creation–not because of their potential to improve the environment through decreased air pollution and oil consumption.
  • Study suggests 'self-cleaning' pollution-control technology could do more harm than good

    Research by IU environmental scientists shows that air-pollution-removal technology used in "self-cleaning" paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve..
  • Akhter and Ficklin join IU Geography faculty

    Scott Robeson, chair of the IU Department of Geography, announced that Majed Akhter and Darren Ficklin have joined the department's faculty.
  •  Sustainability an 'operational and academic imperative' at IU Bloomington

  • Five years after a campus report called for IU Bloomington to become a national leader in environmental sustainability, the effort is well on track. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff are engaged in more than 20 initiatives involving energy conservation, waste reduction, environmental studies and other aspects of sustainability practice and education.

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