Faculty & Research
Indiana University Bloomington faculty members in history, international studies, law, public health and education will serve as 2016-17 fellows for the Academic Leadership Program. The program helps develop leadership skills of professors who may pursue careers in academic administration.
Charles Gardner Geyh, the law school's John F. Kimberling Professor of Law, was chosen as one of 33 fellows from about 200 nominees in the fields of science, law, technology, business and public policy.
The honorees are professor Daniel O. Conkle, professor Charles Geyh, associate professor Gina-Gail S. Fletcher, clinical professor Amy G. Applegate and Tim Morrison.
For the second year in a row, William Henderson has topped a list of professors, deans and chancellors whose voices and opinions are shaping the way future lawyers are educated and trained.
Natural resource agencies have embraced adaptive management to adjust and refine their management plans. But a paper co-written by an Indiana University law professor finds that agencies often apply adaptive management in ways that fail to promote learning.
President Michael A. McRobbie and members of an Indiana University delegation concluded a highly successful five-day visit to Berlin with the formal inauguration of the new IU Europe Gateway office.
Located in Berlin, the IU Europe Gateway is IU's third such facility for international faculty and student activities, following the launch of similar offices in New Delhi and Beijing.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is speaking at Indiana University as part of its two-day celebration of the new home for the School of Global and International Studies. Faculty experts are available to provide responses to Kerry's remarks.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society has presented its President's Award and Judith F. Krug Medal to Fred H. Cate, Indiana University vice president for research and Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law in the IU Maurer School of Law.
The prize, given to IU Bloomington faculty members Dan Cole and Mike McGinnis and doctoral student Graham Epstein, honors the memory of the late IU Distinguished Professor Elinor Ostrom, who received the 2009 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Jeannine Bell, the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, is a longtime member of the Law and Society Association and has previously served as an associate editor of the journal. Bell has also served as treasurer and as a trustee of the Law and Society Association.
Indiana University has announced its third international gateway office. Located in Berlin, the IU Europe Global Gateway Office will serve as a home base for IU activities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
The office is located in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, an international and cultural hub in the heart of Berlin. It is housed at the new CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange Global Institute - Berlin. CIEE will partner with IU on new initiatives. Professor Hannah Buxbaum, John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics at the IU Maurer School of Law will serve as academic director of the IU Europe Global Gateway Office. "Berlin is a tremendously exciting city," she said, "and the Gateway will provide a wonderful base for IU faculty and students to expand their engagement in Germany."
Indiana University experts are available to speak to news media about several decisions that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue this month. Issues before the court include same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act, air pollution rules, the execution of convicts by lethal injection and enforcement of patent rights.
A new book edited by Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor David Fidler focuses on the historic nature and continuing significance of Edward Snowdens disclosures. The Snowden Reader examines the political, legal, policy and ethical implications of the Snowden affair.
Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi, Robert M. Nosofsky and Roger M. Temam have been selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has appointed three faculty members to chaired professorships and honored five faculty members with prestigious teaching awards. Jeannine Bell and Robert Fischman were named Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law and W. William Weeks was appointed the Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair.
Faculty experts at Indiana University School are available to offer perspectives on a proposed deal for a peaceful Iranian nuclear program.
Cybersecurity is becoming an increasing part of the legal field, according to a new report published today by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The report focuses on the role of corporate legal departments in addressing cybersecurity challenges.
An Indiana University law professor is serving as co-counsel on an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court, arguing that state laws banning same-sex marriage cannot be justified under the U.S. Constitution.
USA Today's revelation that the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and as many as 50 other law enforcement agencies are secretly using sophisticated radar to peer inside private homes is "deeply disturbing," according to Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate.
According to the newspaper, the radars, which have been used for more than two years, work like finely tuned motion detectors that can zero in on movements as slight as human breathing from a distance of more than 50 feet.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law has selected a prominent intellectual property lawyer to serve as the first full-time director of its intellectual property law clinic. Norman J. Hedges will join the law school Jan. 16 as a clinical associate professor of law.
The National Jurist has named Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor William Henderson as the most influential person in legal education, putting him atop a list of professors, deans and chancellors whose voices and opinions are shaping the way future lawyers are educated and trained. Randall T. Shepard, a visiting professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, was ranked 15th.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has accused the government of North Korea of perpetrating cyber attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, making it one of the most important cybersecurity incidents in recent years, according to Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor David P. Fidler.
According to an article by Robert Fischman and Vicky Meretsky of Indiana University and their students, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may not always be adequately planning for an altered future. But best practices from several plans point the way for improvement, their study finds.
Amid increasing tensions in Ukraine due to Russia's role in backing the separatists, President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders are meeting this week at a summit in Wales to address concerns that the Putin regime may have designs on other former Soviet-era countries. Faculty experts in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and IU Maurer School of Law offer their comments.
Ajay K. Mehrotra, associate dean for research and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has been named the winner of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2014 annual book award.
Today, police in Ferguson, Mo., announced the identity of the officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, after nearly a week of protests and clashes between the police and residents and the media. Faculty experts at Indiana University offer their comments.
Airstrikes are continuing on Sunni militants known as the Islamic State to stop their advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil as U.S. and other world leaders encourage change in Iraq's government. Faculty experts in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies offer their comments.
In a high-profile intellectual property case involving the design features of smartphones and tablets, the Federal Circuit will decide whether to force Samsung to pay Apple nearly $400 million -- Samsung's total profits on products that infringed Apple's design patents.
Four Indiana University Bloomington faculty members have been selected as 2014-15 fellows for the Academic Leadership Program, which helps develop leadership skills of professors who are strong candidates for pursuing careers in academic administration.
Over the past year, the Edward Snowden disclosures have served as a source for story after story that has dramatically expanded our understanding of surveillance and privacy. As the nation celebrates its independence this weekend, two Indiana University professors reflect on their impact and what we've learned.
Indiana University Vice President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler has announced that Von Welch will succeed Fred H. Cate as director of IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that family-owned businesses can't be required by the Affordable Care Act to provide employees with health care coverage for certain contraceptive services. Indiana University experts offer their comments.
The Supreme Court's decision today that home-health workers can't be required to pay fees to unions that represent them "opens up vast avenues for future litigation," according to Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, a labor law expert at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Indiana University experts in law and American public opinion comment on Wednesday's federal court rulings in support of same-sex marriage in Indiana and Utah.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced criminal indictments today against five officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army for conducting economic cyber espionage and committing cyber crimes. Indiana University experts comment on the news.
Law professor Susan H. Williams will receive the 2014 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, which honors an IU Bloomington faculty member for outstanding research and teaching. Newly named Provost Professors at IU Bloomington are Bogdan Dragnea, Barbara Klinger and Peter Todd.
Today's decision by the European Union's Court of Justice that Google must remove links to accurate news stories about a Spanish citizen creates a "nightmare situation, not only for major online service providers but also for Internet users," said Fred H. Cate, director of Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.
Climate change, once thought to be a problem for future generations, "has moved firmly into the present" and is having an impact in all corners of the United States, according to a comprehensive government report released today. Indiana University experts are available to comment on the report.
Recent news points to an expansion of big data's role in clinical health care. An Indiana University conference May 9 will examine its opportunities for life sciences companies as well as consumers.
Four Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty members and one adjunct professor were honored April 14 with prestigious teaching awards from the law school.
A disclosure -- and denial -- over whether the NSA discovered, hid and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for the past two years highlights both the damage that the agencys credibility has suffered and the urgent need to separate the agencys twin responsibilities for information assurance and surveillance, says an IU cybersecurity expert.
Indiana University privacy expert Fred H. Cate has recommended actions to protect personal privacy while achieving the vast potential of so-called "big data" in response to a White House request for information on the subject.
Indiana University experts discuss the relevance of the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that football players at Northwestern University have the right to form a union.
Thirty-four faculty members from six IU campuses have been awarded grants for their projects in arts and humanities through Indiana University's 2013-14 New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday, March 25, on two cases involving the contraception coverage guarantee of the Affordable Care Act. Experts at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law are available to comment on these cases and their potential implications.
Representatives of Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research finished discussions this week with the National Security Agency at its Fort Meade, Md., headquarters on achieving a secure, trusted global cyber environment.
This week's United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report on North Korea confirms the harrowing and terrifying stories that have emerged from the Kim family's oppressive rule for more than 50 years. According to an IU Maurer School of Law expert on the subject, the commission's findings offer a glimmer of hope for the country and its 25 million oppressed citizens.
A federal privacy board's finding that the bulk collection of telephonic metadata is illegal is the boldest call yet for the dismantling of the National Security Agency's overzealous spy program and shows the lack of oversight of the NSA's activities by the secret federal court charged with doing so, according to Indiana University privacy and cybersecurity expert Fred H. Cate.
President Barack Obama has proposed minor changes to U.S. intelligence gathering while ignoring the vast majority of the 46 recommendations from his own review committee, according to Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert Fred H. Cate.
A proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution currently before the House Judiciary Committee invites confusion and unintended consequences, according to experts at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. "HJR 3 probably would do nothing more than delay the adoption of same-sex marriage in Indiana," said Daniel O. Conkle, Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law.
Two Indiana University faculty members, William D. Henderson and Randall T. Shepard, have been named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.
The Presidents Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies has produced a bold and decisive report on NSA surveillance that can only be described as sweeping in the breadth and likely impact of its recommendations, according to Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert Fred H. Cate.
Federal judge Richard J. Leon ruled Monday that an NSA surveillance program violates the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate said the judge's 68-page opinion is noteworthy for five reasons.
The theft of some 2 million passwords to popular Web services like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook provides a potent reminder of the simple yet critical steps users can take to protect themselves and their data, according to Indiana University cybersecurity expert Fred H. Cate.
A new report from Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research paves the way for updated privacy protection by focusing on the uses -- both positive and negative -- of personal information.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear two cases involving the constitutionality of the contraception coverage guarantee provisions of the Affordable Care Act. According to Indiana University Maurer School of Law experts, these cases may have far-reaching implications, including beyond the act known as Obamacare.
The National Security Agency should be split into two halves -- one to secure the cyberinfrastructure of the Department of Defense and related agencies, the other to gather foreign intelligence -- in an effort to better protect the nation's security and the privacy of its citizens and begin restoring the NSA's reputation in the wake of several damaging leaks, according to an Indiana University law and cybersecurity expert.
Researchers at Indiana Universitys Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Maurer School of Law have been awarded a four-year, $763,686 grant to study whether family mediation is a safe alternative to court-based litigation in cases with a history of intimate-partner violence.
Experts on foreign affairs, cybersecurity, military intelligence, diplomatic history and related topics will gather this week at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss the classified documents released by Edward Snowden and their implications for national security. "Can You Hear Me Now? A Panel Discussion on Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program" will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in room 123 of the IU Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave.
Classified budget figures and successes and failures by American intelligence agencies, exposed for the first time this week by The Washington Post, show a massive bureaucracy with misplaced priorities, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert.
Leading professors of privacy and surveillance law today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the secret order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing the NSA to collect "all call detail records or 'telephony metadata' created by Verizon," including calls wholly within the U.S. and calls between the U.S. and abroad.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decisions on two cases involving same-sex marriage today. In United States v. Windsor, the court tossed out a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. And in Hollingsworth v. Perry, it let stand a lower-court ruling that overturned Proposition 8, California's voter initiative outlawing gay marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in Alleyne v. United States clears up an anomaly among Sixth Amendment sentencing cases. But according to an IU Maurer School of Law expert, the court's close margin of decision and apparent unwillingness to overrule prior decisions have set the stage for further disputes.