‘PBS NewsHour’ correspondent addressing ‘under-told’ stories in lecture

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: “PBS NewsHour” correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro will present a lecture Jan. 29 on the nexus of international reporting, under-reported social and political topics, and ethics. In addition to reporting from more than 60 countries, de Sam Lazaro has worked at “PBS NewsHour” since 1985, contributes regularly to […]

Labor Activist, Ai Jen Poo: “We have the opportunity to choose life and love.”

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Fifty years after passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the debate surrounding immigration, domestic workers and elder care remains contentious and colored by issues of race and class. Labor activist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Ai-Jen Poo recently spoke at Indiana University Bloomington about the complexity of the immigration […]

IU commencement speaker: create ‘ethical version of economics’

Few people blend policy and poetry like Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland and the undergraduate commencement speaker May 10 at Indiana University Bloomington. The author of four published collections of poetry, he spoke passionately to IU graduates about maintaining the “ancient symmetry between nature, human understanding and scholarship.” But he has spent decades […]

Panel to assess 50 years of Latin American and Caribbean studies

It’s been an eventful week for Latin American and Caribbean studies at Indiana University Bloomington. But then it’s been an eventful half century. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will take stock this evening with a roundtable discussion on the past, present and future of the field. Three former directors of the center […]

IU professor’s research shows need to better understand how we make decisions

Recent studies by Indiana University professor Shahzeen Attari point to the need for more and better research on how consumers make decisions that affect the environment, an expert on environmental policy and behavior writes in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Thomas Dietz, a Michigan State sociologist, comments on Attari’s […]

Student-loan deal shows the system works

The student-loan legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week was a reminder that Republicans and Democrats can still lay aside their differences and get things done, says Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor of practice in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. And at a time when the public and politicians are sharply divided […]

1962 Cuba protest put Bloomington on the map of political conflict

Before the Chicago Seven and the Wilmington Ten, there were the Bloomington Three. Indiana University student activists Jim Bingham, Ralph Levitt and Tom Morgan were charged 50 years ago with plotting to overthrow the government of Indiana, and their case became a cause célèbre for the left, foreshadowing the anti-war and civil-rights politics that rocked […]

Center on Congress provides teacher institutes, e-learning activities

Two summer institutes for teachers and a new website featuring innovative e-learning activities are the most recent efforts by the Center on Congress at Indiana University to accomplish its mission of raising awareness of Congress and its role in sustaining American democracy. This center’s inaugural teacher institutes will take place this week at IU Bloomington and […]

Car-sharing still an option at IU Bloomington

Indianapolis was buzzing this week over news that a French company plans to open a “Paris-style” car-sharing service in the city, with up to 500 plug-in electric vehicles and 1,200 charging stations. Indiana University Bloomington, meanwhile, has had car-sharing for a little over three years now. Its Zipcar program has been quietly doing what it […]