IU anthropologist urges collaboration with local peoples in creating climate mitigation policies

Post by Kevin Fryling, who normally writes at the Science at Work blog: Large-scale, international conservation and climate change mitigation efforts must engage with the voices and needs of local and indigenous people, IU anthropologist Eduardo S. Brondizio writes in an essay published June 10 in the journal Science. The essay was written in collaboration […]

Liberian president helps launch archival website developed with help from IU

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has unveiled a national history website that was developed with assistance from Indiana University and its Liberian Collections Project. The site, “A Liberian Journey: History, Memory and the Making of a Nation,” features photographs, short videos, diaries and other documents from a 1926 Harvard University exploration of the West African […]

IU historian to speak on race, labor and armies

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society‘s fall speaker series at Indiana University Bloomington continues this week with a talk by Michelle Moyd, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Moyd will speak Thursday, Oct. 15, on “Race, Labor and Armies of Empire in Africa and the United […]

Journal examines non-state provision of public goods in Africa

Nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations and faith-based groups have greatly extended their activities in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, taking on the provision of public goods and services that in other settings might be the responsibility of the state. The current issue of the journal Africa Today, edited by Lauren MacLean of IU Bloomington and Danielle […]

IU scholar Sawyer honored in Liberia on 70th birthday

Longtime Indiana University faculty member Amos Sawyer turned 70 this month, and the occasion was a big deal in Liberia, his home country. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, praised Sawyer at an international symposium held to celebrate his birthday. Sawyer, an affiliate faculty member and former co-director of IU’s Ostrom Workshop in Political […]

Liberia is Ebola-free, but recovery will take time

May 9 brought a hugely important milestone for Liberia: It was the day the World Health Organization declared the West African nation to finally be free of Ebola virus disease. Nearly 5,000 people had died from Ebola in a country with a population of 4 million. More than 10,000 confirmed or suspected cases were reported […]

Liberia turns corner in Ebola recovery

Finally, some good news from Liberia. “Life is edging back to normal after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history,” The New York Times reports in a story from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Indiana University has longstanding relationships with Liberia, including a partnership that revolves around public health. The ties were disrupted by the Ebola outbreak that […]

IU visiting scholar at center of Liberia’s battle against Ebola

Mosoka Fallah was hard at work in his native Liberia in early 2013 as part of an Indiana University project to establish a much-needed university curriculum in public health and to train nurses, physician assistants and others to provide public-health services in rural clinics. But events intervened, as they have a way of doing in […]

Here’s how to keep up on the news from Liberia

The Ebola outbreak pops in and out of the headlines in U.S. news media. But in West Africa, the news keeps getting worse. The World Health Organization predicted this week that Ebola could infect 20,000 before the epidemic is brought under control. Senegal reported its first case Friday. If you’re interested in following the news, […]

Ebola outbreak highlights need for IU-Liberia health collaboration

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia provides a dramatic illustration of the importance of an Indiana University initiative aimed at strengthening the public health and medical infrastructure of the West African country, say IU faculty members and administrators involved with the collaboration. Launched in early 2012, the Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences seeks […]