‘Voting and Power’ panel sets stage for election-related events

IU Bloomington students will have plenty of opportunities to inform themselves about and engage with the 2016 elections thanks to a series of lectures, panel discussions and other events planned on campus. The first Hot Topics event of the 2016-17 academic year, sponsored by IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel, will set […]

IU-based efforts during Liberia’s Ebola outbreak recognized

Friends of Liberia, an organization with deep connections to Indiana University, will be recognized Friday at the Peace Corps Connect Conference in Washington, D.C., for work that included activities carried out by the Liberian Collections Project at IU Bloomington. Liberian President and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be the featured speaker […]

Legal scholar: ‘Hydraulic system’ constrains elections, politics

We like to think elections are clear-cut affairs in which the people choose their representatives, but the reality is much more complex, legal scholar Pamela Karlan told an IU Maurer School of Law audience in a Constitution Day lecture today. But in fact, elections are hydraulic systems, she said. Results are “constrained and channeled” like […]

Stanford legal scholar is featured Constitution Day speaker at IU Bloomington

Pamela Karlan, a law professor at Stanford University and part of the legal team that overturned the federal ban on recognizing same-sex marriage in Windsor v. United States, will present a Constitution Day lecture Sept. 19 at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest […]

Scholars to discuss race and education at IU Bloomington symposium

Four leading scholars of race and education will be at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, Sept. 16, for a daylong symposium organized to engage graduate students, undergraduates and others in discussion of issues ranging from inequality in K-12 schools to affirmative action in college admissions. The symposium, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial […]

Election series to feature party officials, IU politics experts

A series of election-related programs aimed at helping IU Bloomington students and others learn about the November 2016 election gets underway next week with a discussion featuring Indiana Democratic and Republican party representatives. John Zody, chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, and Tim Berry, former chair of the Indiana Republican Party, will share a stage […]

IU Bloomington faculty, students recognized by American Sociological Association

Indiana University Bloomington sociologist Brian Powell received a Distinguished Career Award and other faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Sociology were recognized for books and articles during the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Powell, James H. Rudy Professor and chair of the sociology department in the College of Arts […]