IU geographer: Syrian refugees present complex humanitarian challenge

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Around 12 million Syrians, nearly half of the country’s population, are displaced. More than 42,000 try to leave the country each day. As refugees seek basic living conditions worldwide, regional countries are increasingly strained financially and questions about the European response grow progressively tense. Beyond the financial or […]

IU panel examines the challenges in communicating climate change

Harvard historian of science Naomi Oreskes doesn’t accept the idea that climate change is too big and complicated for ordinary citizens to understand or care about. She points to maple syrup producers, birders, snowboarders and others who report first hand on a changing climate. “All around the U.S. and the world, people are seeing climate […]

White House announcement on Cuba may boost IU study-abroad classes

The easing of U.S. restrictions on travel to and from Cuba could come as good news for students hoping to study there. And at least two IU Bloomington study-abroad courses in Cuba are scheduled this year: one in SPEA and the other in the Department of Geography. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs was […]