Book tells of the life and work of an environmental pioneer

Lynton Keith Caldwell is probably best known at IU Bloomington as a key figure in the founding of the university’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which in four decades has grown to be one of the largest and best public affairs and policy institutions in the country. But his legacy is much bigger. Caldwell, […]

Fast-growing IU Model UN team wins national awards

Note: This guest post was provided by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Competing against more than 30 colleges and universities while speaking the language of diplomacy, the IU Bloomington Model United Nations team earned several awards at the Southern Regional […]

IU Bloomington panel to discuss situation in Nigeria

Here’s how the BBC sums up conditions in West Africa’s most populous country: “After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa’s most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines.” Focus on the immediate present, and the situation […]

Organization of American Historians board member awarded Pulitzer Prize

The Indiana University-affiliated Organization of American Historians was celebrating this week with the news that a member of its executive board was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. Alan Taylor received the prize for his book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013). He will become the […]

Charter schools researcher to speak Thursday at IU Bloomington

Margaret “Macke” Raymond, the Stanford researcher whose massive studies of the effectiveness of charter schools have fueled furious debates over education policy, will speak about her work this Thursday at Indiana University Bloomington. Her talk on charter school performance is part of the Economics of Education Seminar Series, which brings leading figures in education policy […]

Lecture, workshop to assess Afghanistan’s troubled history, uncertain future

Perhaps no other country has experienced so much political and social upheaval for such a long time as Afghanistan. And a new chapter is about to begin, as the U.S. and its allies prepare to withdraw most of their military forces by the end of this year. What comes next for Afghanistan and its people? […]

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 […]