New book by international studies professor documents troubled history of global environmental protection

Guest post courtesy of Charles Carney of the IU School of Global and International Studies Later this year, the United Nations will assemble the Climate Change Conference, with a goal of reaching a comprehensive and binding agreement on climate change policy. Stephen Macekura, assistant porofessor of international studies at the Indiana University School of Global […] Read more »

Keeping the fun in family reunions

Family get-togethers have the potential for making memories worthy of a Hallmark movie — or an episode of “Cops.” IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services staff psychologist Kory Carey and director Julia Lash offered wisdom for making reunions fun.

IU’s Grunwald Gallery of Art presents a modern examination of The Miniature

Putting together an exhibition of miniatures is no small task. It’s actually a complicated show to present, said Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery. She served as curator of the show, along with artist Althea Crome of Bloomington. “The Miniature” will be unveiled to the public Friday, Aug. 28, following a 5 p.m. talk […] Read more »

Tips for managing stress during the back-to-school rush

Change, even positive change, can be difficult. That’s why the beginning of the school year — with its new routines, increase in activities and, in some cases, a new environment — can be a stressful time for both students and parents. “Many people do not do well with transitional periods,” said Nancy Stockton, director of […] Read more »

“Being a part of this group, I feel like I have a connection with everyone here”

When Angelica Navarro stepped onto the IU Bloomington campus for the fall semester she felt empowered. As part of IU’s Groups Scholars Program, Navarro started her freshman year with six weeks of college/academic experience under her belt and almost 400 new friends. “A lot of freshmen come here and they are so overwhelmed,” said Navarro. […] Read more »

Btown bands together for the bees

When members of the IU Newsroom began work on their latest in-depth, long-form story, “Keepers of the Bees,” even though the collapse of the bees had become a hot issue in the news and attracted the attention of the White House, I was still shocked to learn just how potentially disastrous of a problem this is; bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants and, along with other insects, directly produce a third of every bite of food we eat and are responsible for more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. agricultural sector.

Don’t forget to lock up — every time

With the school year beginning soon on IU’s campuses, the Indiana University Police Department wants to remind students to get in the habit of locking doors and windows.

IU Bloomington sociologists honored

Indiana University Bloomington sociologists will take home some of the top research and teaching awards from the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association and associated meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and Sociologists for the Study of Women. The meetings are taking place this weekend in Chicago. The main event, […] Read more »

IU-built scintillator ‘in the game’ as NOvA experiment detects its first evidence of oscillating neutrinos

An Indiana University professor who is co-lead scientist on a major, multi-institutional investigation into the mysterious behavior of the subatomic particles known as neutrinos recently announced the project’s first results before an international gathering of colleagues. Mark Messier, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, delivered the address […] Read more »

A ‘win-win-win’ for IU and Bloomington

It’s beautiful when the planets align and a plan comes together just like you had dared to hope it would – or maybe even a little bit better than you dreamed. And when it happens, it’s worth sharing the moment with as many people as you can. Indiana University, our heath care partner Indiana University […] Read more »