Tag: Jim Krause

Ron Hafft: Librarian

To put things in perspective, when Ron Hafft began working at Indiana University Libraries, the Beatles had recently performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. “I thought I would work here for a couple of years,” he says. Last summer, Hafft, who is now the library’s computer coordinator, hit the 50-year mark. 

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IU Photobioreactor Formula: Flue Gases + Algae = Fertilizer

Where others see waste, Stephen “Chip” Glaholt and Mark Menefee see opportunity. Co-leaders on the new Indiana University photobioreactor project, Glaholt and Menefee plan to put photosynthetic
algae to work high atop IU’s Central Heating Plant. There, carbon- and nitrogen-rich emissions will be condensed and diverted from plant smokestacks to a maze of algae-filled pipes. Add a little sunlight and the waste is transformed into nutrient-rich biofertilizer. 

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Indiana Legal Services Gives Everyone a Voice in Court

William R. Morris Jr. is well-known as “Brother William” on WFIU’s Friday afternoon “Soul Kitchen” edition of Just You and Me. But as an attorney, Morris is one of the eight lawyers and three paralegals who staff the Bloomington office of Indiana Legal Services (ILS). His focus is on housing and homelessness.

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New IU Institute Brings Diverse Communities Together to Study Food

Choosing which foods to buy and eat has become an increasingly complex decision. Should you banish sugar-laden soda from your diet? How do you know whether a food has been produced under fair, humane, and environmentally sound conditions? At the newly launched Indiana University Food Institute, questions like these are sparking vigorous debate and scientific inquiry. The Food Institute aims “to bring together the many people across the campus and Bloomington community who are interested in food and studying food,” says institute co-director Peter Todd. “We want to give them opportunities to share their ideas, energies, and efforts.”

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