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Forum on Goldwater campaign to feature prominent conservatives with IU ties

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.

Study: Voluntary support for public schools has grown, but not enough to offset tax losses

Researchers find students in high-poverty schools are less likely to benefit.

Indiana University conference draws public-service-minded students from diverse backgrounds

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.

Plans for wildlife refuges show strengths and weaknesses for adapting to climate change

Indiana University study finds U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System management plans are ahead of their peers for adapting, but more needs to be done.

Once on chopping block, Griffy preserve a 'crown jewel' of IU Integrated Program in the Environment

Fifteen years ago, Indiana University's Griffy Woods Research and Teaching Preserve -- located but 10 minutes from the core of the Bloomington campus -- was on the chopping block, pegged to become a private golf club.

Indiana University project reveals local revenue structure is growing less stable

An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project has produced its first report, and it contains cautionary news for state and local officials and Hoosier taxpayers.

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.