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Breaking news:

IU's Janet McCabe confirmed as deputy administrator of EPA; new leaders announced for Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge and Environmental Resilience Institute

The U.S. Senate has confirmed IU's Janet McCabe, former director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and a professor of practice at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To succeed McCabe, IU has appointed faculty members Gabriel Filippelli and Sarah Mincey as executive director and managing director, respectively, of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative. They will also share leadership of the Environmental Resilience Institute.

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.

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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.


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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.



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Creating life-saving technologies for first responders

IU's Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab has been awarded $8 million to help find new solutions for indoor 3D tracking for first responders. The funding comes from a research division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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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.

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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.


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Audio briefings on IU research news

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IU Research | IU Impact

Our goal: Make life better for Hoosiers everywhere

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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

"Kids with a desk and a quiet place to study do better in school, data shows", by David Rutkowski and Dirk Hastedt, May 6, 2021

"Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US", by Gabe Filipelli, May 4, 2021

"Why Trump is more likely to win in the GOP than to take his followers to a new third party", by Marjorie Hershey, May 3, 2021

"FBI reaches out to Hasidic Jews to fight antisemitism – but bureau has fraught history with Judaism", by Sarah Imhoff, April 27, 2021

"The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?", by Scott Shackelford, April 26, 2021

"Declaring racism a public health crisis brings more attention to solving long-ignored racial gaps in health", by Paul Halverson, April 22, 2021

"Why corporate America appears to be drifting away from the Republican Party", by M.K. Chin, April 22, 2021

"Why this trial was different: Experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin", including Jeannine Bell, April 21, 2021

"US postpones Afghanistan troop withdrawal in hopes of sustaining peace process: 5 essential reads", including article by Abdulkader Sinno, April 13, 2021

"The 17th-century cloth merchant who discovered the vast realm of tiny microbes – an appreciation of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek", by Richard Gunderman, April 6, 2021

"Domestic air travel does not appear to have been an important vector for the spread of COVID-19 in the US, study suggests", by Jeff Prince and Daniel Simon, March 26, 2021

"When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions parents are asking", by James Woods, March 24, 2021

"What is a hate crime? The narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict", Jeannine Bell, March 19, 2021