Meet the Ralph Nader of the insurance industry

Nearly 40 years ago, Joseph Belth, a professor at Indiana University, began publishing a modest newsletter about the insurance business, in order to be an active watchdog of the industry he grew up in. Today, at the age of 82 and nearly 20 years since his retirement from the Kelley School of Business, Belth continues […]

IU president creating new partnerships and strengthening friendships in Southeast Asia

In his book, “Being Lucky,” IU’s 11th president, Herman Wells, related his first contact with the people of Thailand in 1948, when he met with Mom Luang Pin Malakul, the Permanent Under Secretary for Education in the Ministry of Education, in Bloomington. “He had become interested in Indiana University because two Thai students were working […]

Two IU views about Facebook we “like”

Today, Wall Street is debating whether Facebook’s initial public offering on Friday was a success. Last week, Indiana University faculty on two campuses offered divergent predictions we “like.” On the one hand, Fred Cate, an IU Maurer School of Law professor and director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at IU Bloomington, suggested […]

An internationally ranked program that helps companies be more competitive

Earlier this week, Europe’s leading business publication, The Financial Times, ranked Kelley Executive Partners, the custom executive education arm of IU’s Kelley School of Business, as again being among the world’s best. It was ranked first in the Big Ten and third among all such programs based at public universities. Why do many Indiana-based global […]

Advice for women in the business world from a successful IU alumna

According to Jennifer Crittenden, women in the business world need to be good listeners, be quick to make their points in meetings and “need to be loud to be heard.” “It’s a myth in our society that women talk all the time and that men don’t talk. In corporate America, men talk all the time, […]

Professor works to dispel misunderstandings about Islam through her research

Say the word “jihad,” and it often conjures up all kinds of negative imagery. But according to Asma Afsaruddin, chair and professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington, it’s a word that has many different meanings for Muslims. In Arabic, “jihad” translates […]

Learning about economics, entrepreneurship and, of course, culture in Greece

On Wednesday, Euro zone governments decided to keep the Greek economy afloat with a $6.72 billion bailout. Also that day, Tatiana Kolovou and a group of 20 students from IU’s Kelley School of Business safely arrived in Athens, where they’ll get a macroeconomics lesson firsthand. While much has been chronicled about Greece’s ongoing recession, it […]

From Indiana to India and back

Shortly after becoming dean of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2005, Dan Smith had a vision of where his program was headed: India. As part of a strategic management exercise for university administrators, he was asked to write a hypothetical news release about the Kelley School five years into the future. “Mine […]