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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.

Study: Corruption increases and distorts spending by U.S. states

A new study by John Mikesell and Cheol Liu identifies the most corrupt and least corrupt states in the United States and calculates that government corruption costs American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year.


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