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NSF grant funds IU scientist’s study of ‘the Pac-Man of the atmosphere’

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.

IU researchers awarded funding to study water resources, climate variability

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.

Indiana University School Underwrites NPR Reporting On Global Urban Issues

SPEA is the exclusive underwriter of “Cities Project”, a series of reports that air on more than 800 NPR stations during broadcasts of the Morning Edition and All Things Considered newscasts that reach a weekly audience topping 12 million.

Indiana University Researcher Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Award

Indiana University professor Jonathan Raff is the recipient of a $649,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts.

Nobel Laureate Pachauri, head of U.N. climate panel, to keynote lecture series

Rajendra K. Pachauri, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in his capacity as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will give an open public lecture on climate change science and policy Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Indiana University Bloomington.

SPEA to serve as 'presenting sponsor' for IU Athletics seasons, games

Demonstrating that academics and athletics go well together, the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs is joining forces with IU Athletics.

Indiana University research: Improving table saw safety is a good investment

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 named director of Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University

IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel announced the appointment today. Alston, an IU Bloomington graduate, was selected following an international search led by a committee of senior faculty members and administrators.

Indiana University students to work on poverty, education, other challenges as VISTA fellows

This is the fourth year of the partnership between VISTA and SPEA. It was initiated by Reingold and grew out of his tenure directing the Office of Research and Policy Development at the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service, the government agency that oversees the VISTA program.

Indiana University's John Mikesell Receives "Best Paper" Award

A groundbreaking analysis of a touchy subject to many consumers, sales taxes, has earned an Chancellor's Professor John Mikesell a prestigious honor, he has received the 2014 “Best Conference Paper Award” from the Public Finance and Budgeting Section of the Western Social Science Association.

Book by Two SPEA Professors Earn Award for Longterm Impact

An influential book about government operations authored by two Bob Agranoff and Michael McGuire will receive a prestigious award from the American Political Science Association (APSA).

IU SPEA Students Harness Their Skills to Improve Minnesota Lakes

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.

IU researcher and colleague provide guide to household water conservation

Want to conserve water and save on your utility bill? Maybe a paper co-written and published by Shahzeen Attari can help.

Lee Hamilton receives Distinguished Service Award from U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

Lee Hamilton 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.

IU experts comment on Supreme Court's contraceptive coverage ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby

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.

Camp and compromise: Indiana University hosts mini United Nations

High school students from around the U.S. and overseas are learning the art of diplomacy this week at an Indiana University Bloomington summer camp.


Ryan Piurek from the IU Communications Office traveled to Hanoi with university officials and SPEA’s Anh Tran and David Reingold. Here is his account of the group’s accomplishments in Vietnam.

SPEA Delegation Heads to Vietnam

SPEA Mourns the Death of Evan Ringquist

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.


Congratulations SPEA Class of 2014

SPEA scientist and doctoral student brief US senator on climate change

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.

Indiana University reaches list of top Peace Corps Master's International schools

IU is making its debut appearance and ranks 10th on the Peace Corps’ newly released list of top Master’s International schools nationwide. Schoenian is one of 12 IU students working as Peace Corps volunteers around the world.

Indiana University experts comment on climate change report

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.

Civic activist and retired business leader makes $1 million gift to Indiana University's SPEA

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) has received a $1 million gift from David Wang, a civic leader and retired International Paper Company executive.

Nonprofit membership organizations falter post-recession

Charities outperformed other membership nonprofits....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's Star Gets His Own Star

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.

Fast-Growing Model United Nations Team at Indiana University Wins Award at National Conference

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.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs buys energy credits, shows commitment to sustainability

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.

IU launches unique internship program with Smithsonian Institution

SPEA Arts Administration students to serve as interns for National Museum of American History

Indiana University alumnus Tavis Smiley to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Television personality and IU SPEA graduate Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Madeline Dinges wins prestigious campus-wide award

SPEA student earns a special honor for her research.

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill makes $3 million gift to Indiana University

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.

Indiana University hosts nation's top collegiate debaters

The nation’s top collegiate debaters are headed to Bloomington this weekend: Indiana University is the site of the 68th National Debate Tournament.

Indiana University research: We want to save water, but do we know how?

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.

Two SPEA Students Spearhead Partnership with Pat Tillman Foundation

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 returns to Peace Corps Top Colleges rankings

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.

Indiana nonprofit sector grew during Great Recession, outpacing state's for-profits and government

Indiana University study by Professor Kirsten Grønbjerg finds impact on nonprofits was mixed; social assistance, arts and membership organizations were more vulnerable.

Indiana University SPEA dean to testify on 'secret science' legislation

John D. Graham, dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, will testify Tuesday in support of a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using what backers of the legislation call "secret science."

American Bar Association honors Indiana University SPEA professor

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.

Indiana University experts available to discuss 2014 Winter Olympics

With the world preparing for the 22nd Winter Olympic Games beginning Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, Indiana University experts in political science, journalism, sports communication and public affairs are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include altitude and athletics, the role of social media, media and public opinion, the threat of terrorism and other controversies.

Taking pride and sharing PRIDE: two SPEA alums organize film festival

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.

Expert panel recommends strategies for successful government outsourcing

John D. Graham and Sergio Fernandez report titled "Government Outsourcing: A Practical Guide for State and Local Governments" draws on research and experience.

FAQ’s about the Healthcare Management and Policy Program

SPEA’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree renamed the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy (BSHMP).

Research on Middle Class earns second major award for SPEA’s Kosali Simon

Kosali Simon has once again been honored for her groundbreaking research into the prosperity of America’s middle class. Simon, along with two co-authors, has received the 2013 Addington Prize in Measurement.

IU Professor Helps Lead Project To Re-Think Public Participation In Government

Frustrated by public meetings that don’t serve the public, a team of experts and scholars that includes an Indiana University professor is recommending steps to encourage meaningful participation in government.

New report urges stronger regulation of PBT chemicals, with focus on international harmonization

A group of worrisome chemicals is inconsistently identified and managed, according to a new report by a team of 11 international experts, including four from Indiana University.

Indiana University Professorship Honors Memory of Environmental Policy Pioneer

Indiana University’s Evan Ringquist is the inaugural recipient of a professorship that honors the memory of Lynton Keith Caldwell, a distinguished and influential scholar in the fields of environmental policy and administration.

Survey: Most Americans unaware of financial advantages of owning an electric car

The survey, administered to more than 2,000 drivers in 21 of the nation’s largest cities, revealed that 95 percent of the respondents didn’t know about state and local subsidies, rebates and other incentives. A large majority, 75 percent, was uninformed about the savings in fuel and maintenance costs that all PEVs are expected to generate compared to gasoline vehicles.

Study: States were cautious about investing in financial derivatives

The study examines the 50 states' use of derivatives between 2003 and 2009. It finds that no more than about 10 percent of state debt was tied to derivatives in any year.

Indiana University and top Korean university agree to strengthen ties and create new academic program

The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University have agreed to a history-making partnership that will give students and faculty new opportunities for research and study.

Tavis Smiley Scholarships Awarded to Students at IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Scholarships established by broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley have been awarded to five Indiana University students whose interests range from Africa to the Indiana Dunes.

Residents weigh global benefits and local risks in views of climate change measures

Carbon capture and storage, commonly known as CCS, is a technique designed to mitigate climate change by capturing the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide from coal plants and storing it deep underground. The technology allows for a more environmentally benign use of fossil fuels, but critics say it may prolong the dependence on coal, divert investment away from renewable energy sources and burden local communities with costs and health risks.

Learning Lessons for their Homeland: Four Scholars from Vietnam Visit SPEA for a Semester

The SPEA-NAPA collaboration is one of several for the Bloomington school, a list that now includes universities in South Korea, Thailand, and India.

IU tech conference features former U.S. Rep. Hamilton, first U.S. Chief Technology Officer Chopra

Hear from the leading minds in technology, cybersecurity and foreign policy during Indiana University’s 2013 Statewide IT Conference, taking place Oct. 29 and 30 on the IU Bloomington campus.

Indiana University SPEA dean to tell European Parliament about barriers to free trade

Companies on both sides of the Atlantic face a growing tangle of regulations that act as barriers to free trade, according to testimony to be delivered to the European Parliament by John D. Graham.

IU's data-gathering tower in Morgan-Monroe State Forest earns future funding

A 150-foot tower in Morgan Monroe State Forest owned by Indiana University -- has been recognized as one of the most important sites for gathering data.

Fall 2013 Energy Challenge scheduled at IU Bloomington

The Fall 2013 Energy Challenge, which will take place Oct. 7 to Nov. 4, will involve 16 academic and administrative buildings along with 17 residential buildings and 14 Greek houses.

SPEA Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Government Finance Article

An Indiana University professor and one of his former students, an IU alumna, will share a major award.

SPEA adjunct professor Les Wadzinski recalls duties at Ground Zero

Les Wadzinski recalls his arrival at Ground Zero on September 21, 2001 where his primary job was to check in firefighters as they arrived.

Kosali Simon Appointed To Prestigious Health Policy Research Program

Indiana University health economist Dr. Kosali Simon will assist the nation’s largest health philanthropy as it develops the next generation of health care leaders and researchers.

Summer in Siberia: Indiana University Students Assess the Impact of Climate Change

An Indiana University professor has led a team of students to one of the earth’s most isolated areas to study global environmental problems and solutions.

IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue

Back to school issue of IU Health & Vitality discusses foreclosure and housing instability, guns on campus, volunteering and part-time jobs, LGBT student challenges, addiction to cell phones, and study on elementary and middle school students.

IU Students Benefit from Unique Opportunity in South Korea

The students attend IU Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and are participating in the Seoul Metropolitan Government internship in Seoul, South Korea. The program, now in its fourth year, has welcomed about 20 SPEA undergraduate and graduate students. They are assigned to a variety of city offices in Seoul depending on the needs of the government at the time.

IU Students Learn Far From Campus and Make a National Impact

Thirteen IU students received VISTA assignments for 2013-2014. "The SPEA VISTA program continues to break new ground as an innovator in national service by creating exceptional opportunities for VISTA members to address poverty in urban and rural America," says Louis Lopez, Indiana program director for the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Two views on today’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action

SPEA professor Beth Cate and IU president Michael A. McRobbie react to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.

Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients announced for 2013-14

Four Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of Sustainability.

Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Volunteer Leaders: Research Earns Honors for SPEA's Matthew Baggetta

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has named the article the recipient of its Outstanding Academic Publication on Membership Organizations Award.

Prominent Public Affairs Schools in Asia and U.S. Join Forces

The agreement establishes a graduate dual-degree Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program between SPEA and HKU’s Master’s in Non-Profit Management program.

A Walk in a Park and More: SPEA Student Earns Unusual Fellowship

SPEA master’s student Alexandra Toledo is spending a week this summer at an Indiana State Park, no not a vacation but made possible by earning a prestigious Byron Fellowship.

SPEA Honored for Anniversary with Peace Corps for Masters International

The Peace Corps is honoring the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington for a long and productive partnership.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs honors outstanding faculty

Four SPEA faculty are the recipients of Trustees’ Teaching Awards.

IU Bloomington professor Burnell Fischer honored by Arbor Day Foundation

Burney is one of 14 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during annual Arbor Day Awards.

Earth Day 2013

Signing Ceremony Marks New Ties Between SPEA and Thailand

SPEA Executive Associate Dean David Reingold and Dr. Piriya Pholpirun, Vice Dean of the International College of the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), signed the formal agreement in a ceremony at IU’s Indiana Memorial Union.

Indiana University Bloomington names Outstanding Junior Faculty

Indiana University Bloomington's 2012-13 Outstanding Junior Faculty awards will support the creation of innovative textile art and research on public investments in energy, the worldwide loss of coastal mangrove forests, the development of anti-malarial drugs, the relationship between vision and balance, and the appropriateness of cancer screenings.

Erika Smith, A Columnist with an Edge, Speaks at SPEA

4p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th in SPEA Room 167.

Four Questions for Minister Gogaladze

In October, Gogaladze was named Minister of the Environment for the nation of Georgia. She had worked for an environmental organization in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi since 2008, shortly after her graduation from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University in Bloomington.

SPEA Researcher Wins Major Award for Study of Students Who Volunteer

Gazley received the 2013 Indiana Campus Compact Brian Hiltunen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement.

SPEA Welcomes Top Teen Speakers

Three Indiana high schools students will put their hopes for a national public speaking prize on the line when they compete at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington.

SPEA strengthens connections with Lee Hamilton, Statesman and Former Congressional Leader

Lee Hamilton's ties to SPEA are growing stronger with his official appointment by IU President Michael M. McRobbie as a Professor of Practice at SPEA.

SPEA, School of Education faculty members named top contributors to education discourse

Two Indiana University faculty members are on a list of the top contributors to the public debate about education published on the Education Week website.

SPEA Intern Plays Important Role in Alternative Fuels Decision

An intern from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington played an unexpected and important role in the groundbreaking decision by the City of Indianapolis to phase out gasoline and diesel vehicles.

Two SPEA Alumni Help Lead Award Winning Medical Charity

Sarah Hollis and Kathy Morris use their SPEA educations to help people around the world in need of medical care. The organization they represent is now getting attention in a way that will allow Hollis, Morris and their colleagues to serve many more patients and communities.

Prominent government and political leader Helmke joins SPEA faculty at IU Bloomington

Paul Helmke, former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will be joining the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington starting in January.

Indiana University experts comment on 'fiscal cliff'

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders have been deadlocked over the "fiscal cliff," the tax increases and spending cuts that will take place Jan. 1 unless elected officials take action to avert them. The combination could have a dramatic impact on the economy, with the Congressional Budget Office forecasting that unemployment could increase to 9 percent.

Director named for IU’s new Integrated Program in Environment

Jeffrey R. White, a teacher and researcher whose interests include the potential for life on Mars, will be the first director of IPE

SPEA Alumnus Will Run State Budget Office

Governor-elect Mike Pence (R.-Indiana) has chosen IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs alumnus Chris Atkins to direct the state’s Office of Management and Budget.

Indiana University Students Set to Release New Reports about Bedford, Ellettsville

Students from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) have been studying several issues facing Bedford and Ellettsville.

Kosali Simon Awarded Musgrave Prize

SPEA professor Kosali Simon and her co-authors have been awarded the prestigious Musgrave Prize for their paper, “A ‘Second Opinion’ on the Economic Health of the American Middle Class.”

Michael McGuire Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

Michael McGuire has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and will be inducted at the group’s meeting in November.

Senator Richard Lugar to IU Alumni: “SPEA Makes Such a Difference”

In what may be his final address to an Indiana University audience as a U.S. Senator, Richard Lugar underscored the global impact of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).

Keynote address by Senator Richard Lugar

"Senator Lugar Looks Back to the Future" in his keynote address at SPEA's colloquium in Washington on October 16th. The colloquium will bring together political leaders and prospective students along with SPEA administrators, alumni and staff.

Two SPEA Students Selected as Wells Scholars at Indiana University

Indiana University has announced that two SPEA students are among the latest group of Wells Scholars.

Biography of IU Jazz Great David Baker Wins Top Award

“This award from AAUP is so gratifying because it means more people, especially young people, will experience the artistic genius that is David Baker,” said Herzig.

Lenkowski and DeLong on Presidential Debates

From two SPEA experts, here's what to look for if you plan to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate…

SPEA Speakers

Two prominent speakers headline SPEA’s 40th anniversary commemoration

Nappanee city employees may get a raise

SPEA student Ben Leavitt makes such an impact in his summer internship, he leaves with a gift and an article in the local newspaper..

Four New Directors at SPEA

New administrative assignments starting July 1, 2012.

IU Center for Research in Environmental Sciences transitions to Integrated Program in Environment

The program is a joint effort of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. It is being formed following recommendations of the New Academic Directions report approved by the IU Board of Trustees in April 2011.

IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs announces partnership with college in India

"We are so excited to be part of this agreement bringing together two outstanding institutions of higher learning, both dedicated to producing leaders in government, nonprofit management and business," Reingold said. "This will raise our international profile and help our students learn from faculty with intimate knowledge of one of the world's largest democracies."

New co-directors of IU’s Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis announced

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington has announced two co-directors to assume leadership of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.

IU community mourns passing of Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom

Ostrom, 78, died of cancer at 6:40 a.m. today at IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by friends.

IU Office of Sustainability announces summer 2012 interns

The Indiana University Office of Sustainability has named 17 interns (several SPEA students) to continue efforts toward a more sustainable IU Bloomington during the summer of 2012.

Indiana University Grad Launches Career Fighting for Justice

2012 SPEA graduate Cari Morales accepted into the DART Organizers Institute

Funding awarded for multidisciplinary projects at IU Bloomington

Ashlyn Nelson receives one of the seven initiatives developed by faculty members at Indiana University Bloomington, funding from the Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund, administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.

IU's Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis renamed for Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Indiana University has renamed the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis to honor Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom, who founded the interdisciplinary research center in 1973. The name change was approved today by the IU Board of Trustees.

Lugar-Mourdock contest: IU experts available to discuss Indiana's GOP Senate primary

Experts discuss the following topics related to the Indiana Republican Senate primary race: Incumbent Lugar still favored; What are the points of debate?; Moderation a virtue for 'courageous minds'; The influence of money.

IU Bloomington ranked a top Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows graduate school

Parker said SPEA's dedication to the Peace Corps Fellows program was a large part of his decision to apply to and attend Indiana University.

The Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service-Learning

Professor Beth Gazley is awarded The Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service-Learning.

Governor Mitch Daniels’ statement on rankings

IU graduate programs again ranked highly by U.S. News

SPEA continues to be Indiana University’s top ranked graduate school and is first among all state university public affairs programs.

Indiana University named a 2011 Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Indiana University Bloomington a Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the fourth year of recognition for Indiana University.

Report examines what U.S. can learn from EU chemicals law

A new report from Indiana University supplies a close examination of the European Union's reformed chemicals law REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), which went into effect in 2006.

Former treasury secretary takes active role at Indiana University and makes large donation

O'Neill designated his gift for the Lynton Keith Caldwell Professorship in International Environmental Studies.

IU trustee says now is the time to explore public-private partnerships

Sergio Fernandez, an authority on privatization and public management in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, cautioned that despite the allure of the up-front money investors offer, public-private partnerships are no panacea.

Kent Farm cleanup: IU volunteers keep IU beautiful

IU's Research and Teaching Preserve is celebrating 10 years of providing natural field settings for environmental education and IU faculty and student research. IU Home Pages recently followed a group of preserve volunteers to Kent Farm to clean up the discarded pieces of an abandoned boat.

Monroe County’s bedbug problem is far from over, experts and survey agree

Lame says not enough is being done on the local level to combat bedbugs.

Media advisory: IU experts discuss today's Toyota jobs announcement

John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and co-author of the 2011 report "Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan for Progress," said Toyota's announcement reflects that the company is rebounding from the disastrous March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and Japan's unsettled economy.

Indiana Planned Parenthood benefiting from rift between national group, Komen charity

"When an organization makes a decision that's a political decision on a very hot topic like this," Gazley said, "they really have to know what they're doing."

IU faculty receive collaborative funding awards

Virtual Commons for Commons Research at the Ostrom Workshop: SPEA affiliate Michael D. McGinnis, political science; Emily Castle, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.

Presidential primaries: Media tips from Indiana University faculty members

Indiana University faculty experts offer the following observations on the 2012 primary elections and caucuses, focusing especially on the contest for Republican presidential nomination.

Report shows America's poor are at risk during recovery from Great Recession

"Many of the 'new poor' are the former middle class," Smiley said. "Poor people are not moochers and welfare queens, as some would like you to believe. Our neighbors, colleagues and families are all struggling. It's a problem all of us need to solve together, right now."

State Committee Recommends Eliminating Boards

A panel formed to evaluate 35 boards, commissions and committees in Indiana has made its first set of recommendations. The Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee says four boards should be eliminated, two modified and one retained.

Obama Office Alters More Federal Rules Than Bush

Monday, November 28th on NPR John Graham comments on Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in a story written by Ari Sharpiro.

IU alumnus blogs about fashion world as 'Grungy Gentleman'

A 2007 graduate of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs who majored in management, Lipstein said his time in Bloomington gave him the tools he needed to launch his fashion career while widening his network.

Finalists Chosen in GovLoop/NASPAA Public Service Scholarship Contest

Throughout October, graduate students in public administration, public policy, public affairs, law, and other fields submitted proposals in response to a scenario in which the government had only $100 million to spend.

Tree Campus USA tree planting taking root Friday in Dunn Meadow

"The simple act of planting a tree on your college campus will forever connect students to a specific place when they return many years later as alumni," said Burney Fischer, clinical professor at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

IU's O'Meara receives President's Medal for contributions to international engagement

McRobbie presented O'Meara with the President's Medal during the inaugural Patrick O'Meara International Lecture at IU Bloomington.

IU symposium marks anniversary of Nunn-Lugar Act

Indiana University will mark the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program with a symposium Nov. 11 on the IU Bloomington campus.

New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher

Monika Herzig, the book's primary author and editor, is a professional jazz pianist and a lecturer in the Arts Management Program in IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Head of nonprofit standards organization to speak at SPEA

Kevan P. Lawlor, president and chief executive officer of NSF International, will present Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series.

SPEA adds cooperation agreement with O.P. Jindal Global University

The SPEA agreement is part of a broader collaboration between Indiana University and O.P. Jindal Global University, announced by McRobbie in November 2010. The partnership also includes the Maurer School of Law, the Kelley School of Business and the IU Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Indiana University dean, former OIRA administrator, calls for rigorous analysis of regulations

John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, stressed the importance of rigorous cost-benefit analysis of regulations to boost the economy in testimony September 14 before a congressional committee.

IU Center for Survey Research has new leader after 24 years

Ashley Bowers, the new director for Indiana University's Center for Survey Research, assumed leadership of the center on Aug. 15.

Indianapolis Prize Names Honorary Chairs

The fourth biennial $100,000 Indianapolis Prize will be awarded in September 2012. Elinor Ostrom Honorary Chair.

IU expert: Politics underlies economic downgrade

"We've fallen into a deadbeat rating not because we have no money or because of our sour economy, but political choices. It's a governance question that is creating the real flap, " says John Mikesell.

The IRS's Charity Purge

The Internal Revenue Service announced this month that 275,000 nonprofit groups—around 18% of the country's tax-exempt organizations—have lost their federal exemptions because they failed to file Form 990s.

IU's Elinor Ostrom honored in France, Norway

In a tribute to her work, Ostrom will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Montpelier and deliver a keynote address at a UNESCO conference in Paris.

Jazz pianist's recording project 'adds value' with CD, DVD combination

"Making records these days, you have to find a way to add value or do something special," Herzig said. "I'm trying to reach out more to the audience and make that direct connection."

IU researchers studying urban forests in Bloomington backyards

Tom Evans, Burney Fischer of IU's School of Environmental and Public Affairs and colleagues at IU Bloomington's Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) are leading a study of how interactions between people, their social and governmental institutions and the environment influence the sustainability of urban ecosystems. The study includes a survey of urban land management in Bloomington.

Major economic theory conference taking place at IU Bloomington

Leading economic theorists from around the globe will be at Indiana University Bloomington this week for the 12th annual Public Economic Theory Conference, sponsored by the Association for Public Economic Theory.

Boren Fellowship Award

Margaret Sullivan, Joint MPA and Central Eurasian Studies has won the Boren Fellowship Award. Margaret will receive support for 12 months of research in Tajikistan on local government, social services, and human security.

Osama bin Laden: IU experts discuss grief, role of intelligence

Indiana University faculty members, including an expert on grief and a retired CIA officer, offer perspectives on this week's news that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.

SPEA grad Auteri is finalist for ‘Best Internship’

Giorgia Auteri, a December 2010 SPEA graduate with a degree in environmental management, is one of 25 semifinalists for the Sierra Club’s “Best Internship on Earth” competition.

IU Earth Week activities to focus on urban sustainability

Foreman, an Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs alumna and the author of "City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Supplies," will be a featured speaker for IU Earth Week activities.

Passionate about mission but short on IT funding, nonprofits benefit from IU's Serve IT

Serve IT was designed by faculty at SOIC, with continuing support from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business, to provide Bloomington-area nonprofits with information technology services such as database development and website design in a sustained way that, through the clinic design scheme, can offer continuity from semester to semester and from student team to student team. Each nonprofit was paired with four or five student volunteers.

Looking for policy assistance, legislature turns to IU student

Indiana University student Liz Baldwin likes to use what she has learned in the classroom for real-world projects. She found an opportunity to do so recently, and the result could be a change in state law that saves money and streamlines the cleanup of polluted industrial and commercial properties.

IU team to present results of Indian Creek water-quality study

An Indiana University team will present findings from a study of water quality in central Indiana's Indian Creek watershed at a public meeting Tuesday (March 29).

Pianist Monika Herzig Invites You on a Journey with New CD/DVD Release “Come with Me”

IU center to participate in research funded by Swedish agency

"This is an exciting project that will advance our understanding of some very important research questions," said Ostrom, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington.

Indiana University students taking part in Education Leadership Case Competition

"We're very proud and pleased that two SPEA students have been chosen to participate," said David Reingold, associate dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. "Caitlin and Rachel embody the qualities so necessary in today's leaders: the ability to find effective solutions to real problems. I'm sure they will represent Indiana University very well."

IU students get dirty, make a difference in Gulf restoration project

Meretsky said it's not uncommon for her IU students to take part in volunteer and service-learning activities.

IU researcher awarded funding to study impact of foreclosure on students

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award $800,000 grant to study the impact of home foreclosure on student performance in school.

Indiana University Bloomington again in top 25 for Peace Corps volunteers

Indiana University Bloomington ranks 23rd among large colleges and universities for producing the most current Peace Corps volunteers, according to annual rankings released today.

SPEA dean: Obama’s order on regulations a ‘constructive step’

Graham said Obama has acquired, or is asserting, more new regulatory authority over business than any other president in modern history.

IU expert: Illinois income-tax increase is “honest, transparent” but politically risky

John Mikesell, Chancellor's Professor and a public finance expert at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, says the move, though politically controversial, makes sense in light of Illinois' budget problems.

SPEA policy brief: Networks, collaboration are keys to effective emergency response

McGuire says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has taken recent steps to adopt a more horizontal, collaborative approach.

IU center receives grant from European Commission to promote better understanding of the EU

The EU Center will partner with the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs on many different projects across the grant. Some events will be held in conjunction with The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs so the EU Center can reach a wider audience.

IU SPEA dean: Obama-GOP fiscal package a good compromise

According to former Bush White House insider John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the deal is "remarkably creative and practical," especially given the polarized state of the two-party politics.

Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington forum on climate change

Indiana University Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom will be the keynote speaker this Thursday (Dec. 2) at a forum on community actions against climate change.

As EPA turns 40, IU professor recalls its creation

Forty years ago this week, A. James Barnes was a first-hand witness to history: the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Rippel Foundation awards grant to Ostrom, IU research center, to apply insights to health care

Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom and the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis have been awarded a $295,000 grant from the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation.

U.S. trails other nations in reducing serious traffic accidents, says panel chaired by IU professor

"There is a notable gap between traffic safety progress in the U.S. and other nations that deserves our attention," said committee chairman Clinton V. Oster Jr., professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. "The U.S. could learn from the effective strategies in place elsewhere to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities."

IU Professor: Plan to decrease U.S. debt growth politically unfeasible

According to Bradley Heim, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, who worked from 2006-10 as a financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the plan would put the U.S. budget on a path toward solvency.

Winners announced in IU Fall Energy Challenge

Willkie Quad, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Alpha Omicron Pi were the winners in the first-ever Fall Energy Challenge at Indiana University Bloomington, which ended Wednesday, Nov. 3.

US Secretary advises ‘hunger for responsibility’

On Wednesday, O’Neill discussed his ideas about what it means to be a true leader and engaged in a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Indiana University and O.P. Jindal Global University of India announce institutional collaboration

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (Nov. 1) the formation of a collaboration with O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a private university in Haryana, India, just outside New Delhi.

O'Neill to speak at IU on truth and leadership

Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will return to Indiana University Bloomington next week to speak at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Expert source: Federal fuel policy expert discusses proposed fuel efficiency standards

According to Graham, the most promising fuel-saving technologies will vary depending on the size and use of the truck.

SPEA sponsors Indiana's Ninth District Congressional Debate

Debate on YouTube

Five recipients honored as IU Foundation Partners in Philanthropy

Elinor and Vincent Ostrom received the Herman B Wells Visionary Award for their lifetime of philanthropic allegiance to and leadership for IU.

Ostrom to address Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

Indiana University Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom will present the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

National Research Council Ranking

"The NRC assessment confirms that SPEA offers doctoral programs that are among the very best in the nation in public affairs and public policy," said John Graham

College of Arts & Sciences to honor Ostrom, three alumni

Ostrom is a Distinguished Professor and the Arthur F. Bentley professor of political science and professor of public and environmental affairs at IU Bloomington.

IU SPEA accepts questions for 9th District congressional debate

Questions must be submitted by Oct. 6

Debate team returns after 16 years

While the team is currently only competing in parliamentary debate, coach Brian DeLong said he hopes to recruit members to compete in policy debate.

Duke Energy plans increase to help pay for $2.88B coal plant

Investing further in coal holds as a sound business investment for Indiana energy companies, said Sanya Carley.

SPEA policy brief: Restoring trust in government is essential

"Restoring trust in government is the first step to restoration of generalized social trust," writes Sheila Suess Kennedy.

IU professor named one of nation's most influential nonprofit experts

Adrian Sargeant, Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, is being recognized with three significant honors for his efforts to strengthen professional fundraising.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host 9th District candidate debate

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host a debate on Oct. 18 between the three candidates on the ballot for Indiana's 9th District congressional seat: Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Greg Knott.

Bill Jones on Indiana Watersheds

Local Group Seeks Innovative Ways To Protect Indiana Watersheds....By Arianna Prothero and Indiana public media.

Spy swap was a mistake

Courtesy of CNN: The Obama administration's rush to sweep the recent Russian spy scandal off the table as quickly as possible with this swap is a bad move on several counts.

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IU study: Significant number of academic researchers bypass tech transfer offices

IU wetlands expert: It’s too early to assess effects of Gulf oil spill

An Indiana University professor says the doom-and-gloom predictions for the Gulf oil spill's effects on coastal wetlands are premature.

IU professor: Window is closing rapidly for immigration reform

John D. Graham, dean of the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is available to discuss President Obama's July 1 speech on immigration reform.

Book Marks

Recent books by Indiana University faculty members and titles from IU Press: June 2010

Indiana's first arts and cultural organization assessment report unveiled

In 2008, the IAC enlisted SPEA researchers to implement a survey to better understand the capacity building and technical assistance needs of Indiana arts and culture organizations.

IU faculty members named Academic Leadership Program fellows for 2010-11

Indiana University Bloomington each year selects faculty members with distinguished leadership ability to participate in the Academic Leadership Program (ALP)

SPEA policy brief addresses problem of 'underwater' mortgages

Recent estimates say as many as one in five U.S. households with mortgages are underwater.

The U.S. needs a time-out on offshore drilling

According to Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Professor Jim Barnes, regulators are making a big mistake by not following through on the moratorium.

Obama Administration Tells BP to Provide More Information on Gulf Oil Spill

"Louisiana has been losing wetlands for a century," said Christopher Craft, a wetlands ecologist at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. If a large amount of oil comes ashore and can't be quickly cleaned up, he added, "it could accelerate the rate of coastal loss."

New edition of 'Fiscal Administration' addresses timely topics

Mikesell, an authority on the revenue side of public finance, said the textbook will help students understand where money for public budgets comes from and teach them to "run the numbers."

Ostrom's new book encourages research collaboration across specialties

Advances in social sciences research methods have led to debates over which specific method is best suited for particular projects, and have also caused researchers to become isolated.

SPEA Alum J Thomas Forbes to head IU Alumni Association

SPEA Alum chosen as head of IU Alumni Association

Recovery efforts after Gulf Coast oil spill could be as damaging as its cause, says IU expert

Professor Craft this week will be conducting research at the University of Georgia Marine Institute at Sapelo Island.

IU-Russian partnership focuses on environmental studies, language

Principal investigators are IU Bloomington faculty members Vicky Meretsky, an associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Olena Chernishenko, a lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures.

IU ecological anthropologist Moran elected to National Academy of Sciences

Indiana University Bloomington anthropologist Emilio Moran has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

City of Bloomington Names First Sustainability Coordinator

Jacqui Bauer earned both a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Administration from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Once and Future Taxes

Mikesell, in current issue of Research & Creative Activity by Elisabeth Andrews

Book examines successes, failures of President George W. Bush's domestic policies

Former President George W. Bush achieved domestic policy successes that were remarkable in light of his tenuous standing with the public and the sharp partisan divisions that he faced in Congress, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John D. Graham writes in his recently published book, Bush on the Home Front (Indiana University Press).

Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington graduate commencement

Indiana University faculty member Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, will address students receiving graduate degrees at the 2010 Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremony.

SPEA Doctoral Student Receives Urban Forestry Fellowship

Sarah Mincey recently received the prestigious Garden Club of America Fellowship in Urban Forestry, which will support her research with an award of $4,000.

IU to establish a presence in Beijing as a result of Henry Luce Foundation gift

SPEA one of IU supporters of initiative on China and global governance in Beijing.

Memorial scholarship will support international graduate students

The scholarship honors the memory of Chaman Jain's wife, who was well known among international graduate students. Chaman Jain, a senior lecturer in SPEA, said he and his children felt very strongly that this is the way to continue her vision to support education.

IU Bloomington Honors Convocation marks scholarship, IU's founding

SPEA professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, will be saluted for her newest honor, that of Distinguished Professor.

Former Bush adviser to speak at IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Allan B. Hubbard, an Indiana business owner and top policy adviser to President George W. Bush, will speak Tuesday (April 6) at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

SPEA policy brief: Research shows pollutant levels decline slowly

It has been almost 35 years since the manufacture of polychlorinated biphenyls was banned in the United States, but the chemicals, known as PCBs, are still very much with us, according to research from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Michael Harris selected as new chancellor of IU Kokomo

One of SPEA’s former students, Michael Harris, was selected last week as the new chancellor of IU Kokomo. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy in 1993.

IU expert: Partisan strategy worked for health care, but would be dangerous in future

John Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is available to discuss President Obama's victory on historic health care reform.

New Fee Lane crosswalks to be installed at IU Bloomington over spring break

When Indiana University Bloomington students return to classes after spring break on March 22, they will find an addition to campus -- a pair of new pedestrian crosswalks in a highly trafficked area and a promotional campaign on how to use them.

IU study: Credit scores a factor in home-buying disparities

Credit scores, developed to make loan processing faster and fairer, account for some of the racial disparities in the types of houses that Americans buy and the neighborhoods in which they live, according to a new study by an Indiana University researcher.

SPEA dean comments on health legislation summit

John Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said he is not surprised that there was little progress made to break the gridlock on health care reform after the first televised summit between President Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans, which took place Thursday (Feb. 25).

Tipsheet: Bush's domestic policy strategy could help Obama, IU expert says

According to John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School for Public and Environmental Affairs, President Obama should take a page out of former President George W. Bush's domestic playbook.

IU names 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients

Distinguished Teaching Awards "honor our most exceptional faculty, their devotion to their students and their strong commitment to our fundamental missions of excellence in education and research."

Monika Herzig & Friends

Monika Herzig & Friends and ArtsWeek Presents: Nature Songs & All That Jazz on Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2pm, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, Free Admission.

IU expert: Toyota problems could distract attention from serious safety issues

The full extent of defects in Toyota accelerators, brakes and other equipment may not be known for years, according to automotive safety expert John Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Indiana University returns to Peace Corps top college rankings

Indiana University Bloomington is again on the nationwide list of top large universities producing Peace Corps volunteers.

IU graduate student: Climate talks were 'very intense,' chaotic but worthwhile

Indiana University graduate student Denise Nogueira had a front-row seat in December for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen -- as a member of the delegation from her home country, Brazil.

Elinor Ostrom to present Nobel lecture at Indiana University

Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, will present an updated version of her Nobel Prize lecture for an IU and Indiana audience on Feb. 16 at the Indiana University Auditorium.

Michael Rushton, MPA Director

Michael Rushton, associate professor in the Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has assumed the directorship of SPEA’s Master of Public Affairs program.

Many disciplines, one message: Environmental literacy matters

A new book by a wide range of Indiana University Bloomington scholars--including three members of the SPEA faculty-- explains how universities and colleges can improve environmental literacy among their graduates.

EPA standards for ozone will require new emission controls

Strict standards on ground-level ozone, proposed last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, comply with health-based recommendations from scientists, says Philip S. Stevens, an environmental chemist and professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. But complying with the standards will require Indiana and other states to once again step up their controls on emissions.

IU's Ostrom awarded Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels honored Indiana University's Elinor Ostrom with a Sagamore of the Wabash at an event held last night (Dec. 21) at the Governor's Residence in Indianapolis.

Ambassador to invite Ostrom to visit Nepal

The ambassador of Nepal to the United States is expected to visit Indiana University this month to formally invite IU Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom to visit Nepal in 2010.

Elinor Ostrom presented with Nobel Prize in Economics

Elinor Ostrom today was presented the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. She is one of only 64 people and the first woman to receive the award, also called the Nobel Prize in Economics, since it was created in 1968.

IU celebrates Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel laureate in economic sciences

Indiana University administrators, faculty and others honored Professor Elinor Ostrom on Wednesday (Dec. 2) as she prepared to leave for Stockholm, Sweden, to accept the Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

Climate talks in Copenhagen: IU professors offer perspectives

Leaders of the world's nations will meet Dec. 7-16 in Copenhagen, Denmark, for talks as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The talks focus on what developed nations will do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what developing nations will do to curb emissions growth, and who will pay. Experts from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs comment on their prospects.

SPEA dean named fellow of National Academy of Public Administration

John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a nonprofit, independent coalition of top management and organizational leaders.

SPEA researcher studies atmospheric contamination of Great Lakes system

Despite decades of efforts to clean up the Great Lakes, pollutants are entering them every day from what might seem like an unexpected source: the air. Ron Hites, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the project he leads with research scientist Ilora Basu, recently received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue work that both influences environmental policy and documents the effects of changes to it.

U.S.Environmental Protection Agency awards SPEA researchers $5 million for Great Lakes project

The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) project is led at IU by Ronald Hites, Distinguished Professor, and by Ilora Basu, a research scientist in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The project began in 1990 under an agreement between the U.S. EPA and Environment Canada. Indiana University has been in charge of the U.S. portion of the study since 1994. The grant announced today continues the project for five years.

SPEA Professor shares Nobel in Economics

Professor Elinor Ostrom today became the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics. The prize committee cited Prof. Ostrom for her analysis of economic governance, especially how common property can be successfully managed by user associations.

IU-Russian partnership focuses on environmental studies, language

Indiana University students will learn about global environmental issues and develop their Russian language skills and IU faculty members will find opportunities for research collaboration with Russian scientists and scholars under a new, federally funded project.

New SPEA Dean's Advisory Council

John D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, announced today (Oct. 5) the establishment of the SPEA Dean's Advisory Council, a group of respected leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector.

Irving Kristol's Legacy for Philanthropy: Ideas Matter

Irving Kristol, the writer, editor, and publisher who died Friday at the age of 89, will be best remembered as the intellectual “godfather” of “neoconservatism,” a set of ideas many credit with reviving the Republican Party in the 1980s and shaping public debate over issues as far apart as welfare and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Christopher Craft Named Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy

Professor Chris Craft was named the Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy,a professorship created to address issues endangering rural land in the United States.

SPEA to host IU alumnus Paul O'Neill

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will visit Bloomington and Indianapolis September 15-16 as a guest of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

SPEA policy brief addresses challenges in health reform

Congress may approve health reform legislation this year, but it remains to be seen whether the changes will stem the rising tide of health-care costs that is threatening the U.S. economy.

Obama's Auto Pitfalls

Media fascination with the government's new "cash for clunkers" program is diverting public attention from President Obama's extraordinary long-term intervention into the automotive sector of the U.S. economy, argues SPEA Dean John Graham in a recent publication.

Obama health care reform may not be enough

President Barak Obama's health-reform proposal takes important steps, says Professor Eric Wright, but it my not change the behaviors that lead to high health-care costs.

It's All One World for Energy Concerns

Participants in the SPEA energy conference,"The Search for Wise Energy Policy," in Washington, D.C., didn't actually find one, but some general themes of action emerged.

What Does the Future Hold for the Auto Industry?

The U.S. auto industry does have a chance, says SPEA Dean John Graham, but they must do certain things well. Find out what key issues have to be addressed--and even then, there are no guarantees.

SPEA MPA Student is Sustainability Intern at IU

MPA student Andy Davis is out to make the world a more sustainable place, one community at a time. And he is starting with Bloomington, IN.

Missing Plane Baffles Aviation Experts: SPEA Professor Comments

SPEA Professor Clint Oster is quoted in a recent Christian Science Monitor article on the missing plane that went down near Brazil.

Student-run graduate conference explores international policy issues

The student-run International Pubic Affairs Association of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs recently conducted its second annual conference -- titled "Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Public Affairs: Bridging the gap between theory and practice." It included a full day of presentations by faculty and graduate students on topics ranging from social inclusion to sustainable development.

IU SPEA Hosts National Energy Policy Conference

SPEA hosts a conference in Washington, D.C. to address the urgent issues associated with energy and the environment in a forum designed to stimulate timely, in-depth discussion of major energy policy issues facing our nation and the world.

John Graham on Auto Safety

SPEA Dean John Graham and others were quoted in a story on the Obama Administration's sweeping fuel-economy and emissions initiative. The action reopened a fierce debate over tradeoffs between fuel economy and auto safety.

SPEA Experts Comment on EPA Ruling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it intends to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Faculty experts at SPEA expressed different reactions, but agree the decision could and should put pressure on Congress to take action on greenhouse gases.

Bedbugs are back: SPEA expert calls for education and monitoring

IU SPEA professor Marc Lame recently attended the Environmental Protection Agency's first bedbug summit in Arlington, VA. The EPA's federal advisory committee called the meeting of scientists in response to a resurgence of bedbugs in hotels, college dorms and many other places across the country.