Input & Output

Faculty contributions to reports from all over

New York Times (9/12/16): With U.S. Election in Sight, Ban Ki-moon Seeks Quick Action on Climate Accord

Rajendra Abhyankar comments in a story about the United Nations General Assembly meeting to discuss rushing the 2015 Paris climate change accord into legal force. Abhyankar is a former diplomat and served as India’s ambassador to several nations.

Daily Progress (9/21/16): Pianist Monika Herzig leads an all-female troupe of jazz players through the music’s history

Monika Herzig is profiled in a story connected to a performance by her jazz band in Charlottesville, Virginia. Herzig is a world-renowned jazz pianist and has recently released several albums including a major project focused on women in jazz. She is also the author of a recent book on jazz legend David Baker.

The World Post (9/21/16): Getting Our Anti-Terrorism Strategy Right

Lee Hamilton writes about terrorism in the U.S. He describes the emergence of “lone wolf” attackers and cites recent examples from Boston, San Bernardino, and Orlando. Hamilton is the founder of IU’s Center on Representative Government, served in Congress for 34 years, was Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. He advises President Obama on homeland security.

Real Clear Politics (9/20/16): Republicans See Turnaround in Indiana Senate Race

Paul Helmke offers analysis of the Indiana political scene which he knows well. Helmke is director of SPEA’s Civic Leaders Center and a professor of practice. He is the former president and CEO of the Brady Center/Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a three-term mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Helmke ran against Evan Bayh in 1998.

Nature World News (9/6/16): Water Storage Can’t Save Crops During Drought; Dry Air a Major Threat to Plant Health

Kimberly Novick is an environmental scientist. This article describes some of her most recent research concerning the effect of dry air on crops. Novick’s work combines principles from biometeorology, plant physiology, and hydrology. Go to Photo Finish for a photo of another recent (wonderful) accomplishment.