Indiana University faculty recognized for contributions to Russian, Czech studies

Alexander Rabinowitch, professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Contributions award from the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. The award will be presented Friday at the association’s 47th annual convention in Philadelphia. “No historian has done more than professor Alexander Rabinowitch to demythologize […]

IU experts discuss Paris attacks, ‘homegrown’ terrorism threat

The attacks that struck Paris on Friday produced understandable fear among Europeans and Americans, a panel of Indiana University faculty experts said Wednesday. But the widespread response of cracking down on refugees fleeing the violence in Syria is misguided, they said. “We’re looking at homegrown terrorists,” said Elizabeth Dunn, an associate professor of geography and […]

Labor historian to discuss Bloomington labor history, ‘just wages’

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Outsourcing an American call center to India or a factory to China hardly feels like news today. Often outsourcing is talked about as a uniquely modern facet of the labor market, a necessary evil of expanding globalization in the post-Internet world. But in Bloomington, the community felt these […]

Philanthropy doesn’t offset reduced school funding, IU economist finds

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Nonprofit and philanthropic activity is not enough to offset reduced state spending on K-12 schools, a study by an IU faculty member has found. Tax and expenditure limitations, known as TELs, cap state budgets, but the budget gap is not bridged by a counter and equal monetary response […]

Army War College researcher to speak on deceit in the military

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre New research from an Army veteran and military researcher shows that repeated exposure to strenuous demands and the necessity to sacrifice honor for compliance has rendered many Army officers ethically numb. As a result, deception and dishonesty are rampant in the Army bureaucracy, the study finds. Deceit is […]

Campus debaters to address minimum wage

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The intra-IU debate will crown the IU champion campus debater this weekend. Twenty-six students will debate this year’s topic “Resolved: The minimum wage should be substantially increased” from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in the SPEA Undergraduate Lounge. The varsity IU debate team won’t be behind the podium […]

Labor, civil rights leaders call for solidarity

The Rev. William Barber and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka outlined a vision Wednesday of civil rights and labor organizations working together to advance social justice, create economic opportunity and defend the rights of workers, people of color, women and other groups that have been left behind. “It works if we believe America is ready for […]

State appeals court to hear case at School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Indiana’s traveling Appeals on Wheels program will make a stop in Bloomington this Friday to hear oral arguments in Pribie v. State, a case on appeal from the Clinton Circuit Court. Jordan Pribie is appealing his class B felony rape conviction on the grounds that the trial court […]

Expert on African-American education to give public talk in Bloomington

The IU School of Education is partnering with the Monroe County Community School Corp. in Bloomington to sponsor a free public talk tonight by Tyrone Howard, professor of education and director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Howard will speak on “Awakening the Genius in the African-American Child” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. […]