Conflict resolution is ‘paramount challenge,’ Hamilton says in IU lecture

Few public officials have had more experience in trying to resolve conflicts and build consensus than Lee Hamilton, who directs the Center on Congress at Indiana University and was recently appointed a distinguished scholar and professor of practice in IU’s new School of Global and International Studies. Hamilton, who represented southern Indiana in Congress for […]

IU study: Trayless dining hall option means less wasted food

Here’s a post written by IU Health & Vitality blogger Tracy James about one way that campus dining halls can reduce food waste. When a buffet-style dining hall at Indiana University Bloomington decided to go trayless, Victoria Getty and Krisha Thiagarajah, lecturers in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, saw an opportunity to study whether the […]

IU Northwest steps up to president’s service challenge

This week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was just the beginning for Indiana University Northwest as it ramps up participation in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, a White House initiative to promote service and dialogue. Also scheduled this spring: a pictorial celebration of diversity and faith in March, a week of […]

SPEA dean on panel for Smiley’s televised symposium on poverty

No one has ever accused IU alumnus Tavis Smiley as lacking ambition or being afraid of big ideas. He wants to cut U.S. poverty in half in 10 years and end poverty altogether in 25 years – no small task. But then, who but Smiley would dream of putting together the diverse panel that will […]

Seminar to address ‘personal responsibility’ in health policy

Is health care a personal responsibility or society’s responsibility? Is it a private good or a public good? Those questions have grown more urgent as the U.S. struggles to contain medical costs and implement the Affordable Care Act. Eric Wright, professor and director of the Center for Health Policy in the Fairbanks School of Public […]

Law professor’s book named 2012 best book about justice

It’s rare that you find books by academics on “best-of” lists that popular media produce at the end of each year. “Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure” by Jody Lynee Madeira, an associate professor in the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, is an exception. Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic […]