Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Deborah Widiss

Deborah Widiss

Indiana University legal and public opinion experts offered insights in this news release about federal court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Indiana, where the issue had been hotly debated in the state legislature earlier in the year.  Here is some of the coverage.

Brian Powell

Brian Powell

Has HAMP been a failure?

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The News & Media Team was approached by a writer for HSH.com, a mortgage and housing market website that syndicates content to numerous news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, with the questions, “Do you think the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has been a failure?” and “What could have been done differently to help distressed homeowners?” The writer was directed to Kristoph Kleiner, assistant professor of finance in IU’s Kelley School of Business, resulting in the article, “Has HAMP been a failure?

 

Study: Corruption increases and distorts spending by U.S. states

John Mikesell

John Mikesell

A new study by researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong identifies the most corrupt and least corrupt states in the United States and calculates that government corruption costs American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year. Authors are Cheol Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong, and John Mikesell, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Liu earned his Ph.D. from SPEA at IU Bloomington.

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Did becoming a Starbucks barista just get harder?

emalates_lrgA reporter from American Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program contacted the News & Media Team for an expert who could talk about Starbuck’s decision to offer an online degree from Arizona State University to its employees. Working with colleagues at the Kelley School of Business at Indianapolis, arrangements were made for reporter Adriene Hill to interview Elizabeth Malatestinic, senior lecturer in human resource management at Kelley. She was featured in the segment, “Did becoming a Starbucks barista just get harder?,” which ran as part of Marketplace’s evening program on June 16.

 

An Explosion Of Bioinformatics Careers

Life Sciences KSBBetween late January and into April, the News & Media Team pursued an opportunity with Science magazine. A writer doing a story about career prospects in bioinformatics at pharmaceutical and life sciences companies was directed to George Telthorst, director of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at the Kelley School of Business. The article, “An Explosion of Bioinformatics Careers,” was published on June 13, quotes Telthorst talking about big data scientists being tasked to investigate trends in diseases and drug development and discovery.

Summer Reading Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen

japrenke_lrgA writer at U.S. News and World Report reached out to a member of the News & Media Team on June 6 for a story and slide show she was preparing about books recommended for incoming college freshman. She specifically requested book suggestions from faculty in the Kelley School of Business. Four professors responded and a suggestion from Jamie Prenkert, professor of business law, was chosen and used. He suggested the Herman Melville novella, “Billy Budd.” Using the other book recommendations, a blog post also was prepared, which appeared at the IU Inc. blog site.

IU receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health and development

Debby Herbenick

Debby Herbenick

The News & Media team helped promote, with this news release, the news that Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, won Grand Challenges Exploration funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue testing of an innovative female condom, which she and a collaborator also designed.  Successful projects could receive follow-up grants of up to $1 million.  Here is some of the coverage: