IU-based efforts during Liberia’s Ebola outbreak recognized

Friends of Liberia, an organization with deep connections to Indiana University, will be recognized Friday at the Peace Corps Connect Conference in Washington, D.C., for work that included activities carried out by the Liberian Collections Project at IU Bloomington. Liberian President and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be the featured speaker […]

Liberian president helps launch archival website developed with help from IU

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has unveiled a national history website that was developed with assistance from Indiana University and its Liberian Collections Project. The site, “A Liberian Journey: History, Memory and the Making of a Nation,” features photographs, short videos, diaries and other documents from a 1926 Harvard University exploration of the West African […]

IU scholar Sawyer honored in Liberia on 70th birthday

Longtime Indiana University faculty member Amos Sawyer turned 70 this month, and the occasion was a big deal in Liberia, his home country. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, praised Sawyer at an international symposium held to celebrate his birthday. Sawyer, an affiliate faculty member and former co-director of IU’s Ostrom Workshop in Political […]

Liberia is Ebola-free, but recovery will take time

May 9 brought a hugely important milestone for Liberia: It was the day the World Health Organization declared the West African nation to finally be free of Ebola virus disease. Nearly 5,000 people had died from Ebola in a country with a population of 4 million. More than 10,000 confirmed or suspected cases were reported […]

Liberia turns corner in Ebola recovery

Finally, some good news from Liberia. “Life is edging back to normal after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history,” The New York Times reports in a story from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Indiana University has longstanding relationships with Liberia, including a partnership that revolves around public health. The ties were disrupted by the Ebola outbreak that […]

IU visiting scholar at center of Liberia’s battle against Ebola

Mosoka Fallah was hard at work in his native Liberia in early 2013 as part of an Indiana University project to establish a much-needed university curriculum in public health and to train nurses, physician assistants and others to provide public-health services in rural clinics. But events intervened, as they have a way of doing in […]

Here’s how to keep up on the news from Liberia

The Ebola outbreak pops in and out of the headlines in U.S. news media. But in West Africa, the news keeps getting worse. The World Health Organization predicted this week that Ebola could infect 20,000 before the epidemic is brought under control. Senegal reported its first case Friday. If you’re interested in following the news, […]

Ebola outbreak highlights need for IU-Liberia health collaboration

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia provides a dramatic illustration of the importance of an Indiana University initiative aimed at strengthening the public health and medical infrastructure of the West African country, say IU faculty members and administrators involved with the collaboration. Launched in early 2012, the Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences seeks […]

IU professor advocates arts strategy for Liberia

A comprehensive program to develop and support the arts could play an important role in helping the nation of Liberia move forward and develop its economy after years of struggle, Indiana University professor and administrator Ruth Stone told the Liberian Studies Association. Stone was a keynote speaker for the association’s 46th annual conference last week […]

IU-Liberia connections keep growing

Indiana University’s longstanding involvement with the West African nation of Liberia has stepped up in recent weeks, with projects under way involving history, constitutionalism and governance. Scholars from IU Bloomington are part of the Liberian National History Project, contributing to the production of a comprehensive history intended to create a sense of unity and reconciliation […]