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News of note

IU's Janet McCabe, director of the Environmental Resilience Institute and professor of practice at the IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, has been nominated by the incoming Joseph R. Biden administration as deputy director of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Read statements from IU leaders on McCabe's nomination

Record-breaking achievement in external funding for research, other activities

IU reached a university-record $854 million in external funding for research and other activities during 2019-20, the highest total of external grant funding obtained by any research university in the state during the last fiscal year.

Learn more about IU research milestones

New institute for high-impact AI technologies and applications

IUPUI has launched the Institute for Integrative Artificial Intelligence to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, programs and applications.


Learn more about artificial intelligence research at IU

Investing in research about inequities

Tackling pandemics new and old, IU is investing in racial justice research by providing seed funding to varied faculty projects.



Learn more about race and ethnicity research at IU

A secure network to accelerate defense problem-solving

The National Security Innovation Network and IU have created a first-of-its-kind warfare center capability connecting universities in Indiana to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, via a dedicated, secure, high-speed fiber network.

Learn more about IU-military partnerships

Adapting to climate change

IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute is helping Hoosier communities measure and manage heat-trapping gases that contribute to climate change through its Resilience Cohort program that matches Indiana local governments with the tools, training, and expertise needed to measure and reduce local greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more about IU environmental research

Reducing stigma

Working with partners, IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge has created the "In This Together" video series to help individuals, communities, and providers learn to reduce stigma around substance use disorder.


Learn more about IU addictions research

Audio briefings on IU research news

Stay up to date on leading news, research and creative activities happening at Indiana University. Get the latest on how IU is changing your world, from the community you live in to the world we all inhabit. View a text transcript of audio.

IU Research | IU Impact

Our goal: Make life better for Hoosiers everywhere

Description of the video:

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When Hoosiers face challenges,

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We roll up our sleeves.

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We're standing with community organizations.

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local mayors, and the governor

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to fight addiction. We're making

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farms and small towns more

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resilient to extreme weather. And we're using advances

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in precision health

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To give Hoosiers hope as they fight debilitating

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cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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We have one goal 

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in mind

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make life better for Hoosiers

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everywhere. Why?

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Because we're Indiana's University.


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IU voices join The Conversation

"Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means", by Tessa Skidmore and Charles Sellen, February 25, 2021

"Why Black and Hispanic small-business owners have been so badly hit in the pandemic recession", by Carlos Avenancio-Leon and Isaac Hacamo, February 23, 2021

"John Keats’ concept of ‘negative capability’ – or sitting in uncertainty – is needed now more than ever", by Richard Gunderman, February 22, 2021

"Why Indian farmers’ protests are being called a ‘satyagraha’ – which means ‘embracing the truth’", by Sumit Ganguly, February 17, 2021

"Private planes, mansions and superyachts: What gives billionaires like Musk and Abramovich such a massive carbon footprint", by Richard Wilk and Beatriz Barros, February 16, 2021

"Ghana’s media need to up their game in covering the presidential election court case", by Esi Thompson, February 11, 2021

"Of microbes and mothers – certain gut bacteria in mice can disrupt the mother-child relationship", by Bill Sullivan, February 8, 2021

"Talking politics in 2021: Lessons on humility and truth-seeking from Benjamin Franklin", by Mark Canada, February 8, 2021

"Impeaching a former president – 4 essential reads", interview with Clark D. Cunningham, Gerard Magliocca, Kirsten Carlson, and Michael Blake, February 5, 2021

"Navalny returns to Russia and brings anti-Putin politics with him", by Regina Smyth, January 31, 2021

"Travelers coming from Italy may have driven first US COVID-19 wave more than those from China, study suggests", by Jeff Prince and Daniel Simon, January 28, 2021