Indiana Limestone Co. digs out of deep hole

IU Myers Hall

IU Myers Hall

The News and Media Relations Team was contacted by a reporter from the Indiana Business Journal seeking an interview with a geologist who could comment on how Indiana limestone was formed and why it’s good for building. The reporter was put in touch with Todd Thompson, director of the Indiana Geological Survey at the Indiana University Research Institute who is quoted in this story.

Indiana sheriff tests new chemical crime fighter

Aviva Orenstein

Aviva Orenstein

The News and Media Relations Team was contacted by a reporter from WTHR asking to be put in touch with an expert in evidentiary law who could be interviewed about the futuristic substance called SmartWater CSI. IU newsroom put the reporter in contact with Professor Aviva Orenstein from the IU Maurer School of Law who is quoted in this article.

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.