Students travel to Rwanda to learn about development, recovery from trauma

Most people associate college study-abroad programs with opportunities for exploring the capitals of Europe. More adventurous students might study in Asia or South America. But Rwanda? That’s where a dozen Indiana University students traveled last month for a School of Public and Environmental Affairs class focusing on post-crisis development and recovery. According to SPEA assistant […]

IU disabilities expert: Decision shows Supreme Court catching up on language

Language matters. And language evolves. A change of terminology included in a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision illustrates the point, according to David Mank, director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at IU Bloomington. The court, in the Hall v. Florida decision issued late last month, abandoned its past practice of referring to […]

IU Kokomo administrator served as monitor for Ukraine election

Ukraine made history last week with its first elections since mass protests drove former President Viktor Yanukovych from office. An IU Kokomo professor and administrator was there to watch, as part of an international effort to ensure the elections were on the up-and-up. Kathy Parkison, professor of economics and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, […]