Over their half-century relationship, Indiana University professors Elinor and Vincent Ostrom built an enduring, loving marriage, an influential intellectual partnership, and a wide-ranging movement of people dedicated—as the Ostroms were—to working on some of the most pressing challenges facing our world.
The Ostroms are the subject of a new documentary premiering May 28 at 10 p.m. on WTIU Public Television. Actual World, Possible Future explores the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, who sought to address the enormous problems that plague human societies: climate change, endangered species, ocean pollution, and deforestation.
The film follows the global impact of Ostroms’ work on governance and resource management, including Elinor Ostrom’s 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” The documentary also reveals the influence the Ostroms have had on generations of students and scholars who were part of their Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. Founded by the Ostroms in 1973, the Workshop has produced pioneering research, focusing on a better understanding of policy implications with practical solutions to societal problems.
One of those students who continues to be influenced by the Ostroms is Barbara Allen, who produced and directed Actual World, Possible Future. Allen’s film provides an inside look at the Ostroms’ personal and professional lives through extensive interviews with Elinor and Vincent, their colleagues, and friends.
In addition to the WTIU broadcast, the program will also be available to stream on demand through PBS Video beginning May 28.
Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the Main Library will offer curbside pickup by appointment, Monday–Friday, 10 AM–2 PM. It will also begin accepting returns. Information on technology use by appointment, and Ellettsville and Bookmobile pickup will be forthcoming. mcpl.info/virtual
Comcast Business May Webinars – “The Road to Recovery”
Comcast Business is conducting four new webinars this month – May 14, May 19, May 21, and May 28. They are 30 minutes each and explore a variety of topics with the main theme being “The Road to Recovery.”
Click here to view all upcoming webinars: https://cbcommunity.comcast.com/community/browse-all/details/webinar-series-keeping-business-moving-amid-disruption
Session details below.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today that the WFIU-WTIU News team earned three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Selected from a record of more than 5,000 entries, WFIU-WTIU News received Regional Murrow Awards for Sports Reporting, Social Media, and Continuing Coverage of white supremacist allegations at the Bloomington Farmers Market.
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus nursing program is ranked among the best nursing programs in the state for 2020 by Nursing Schools Almanac. Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus was ranked third on the list of 20 best Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) programs and eight on the list of 20 best practical nursing (LPN) programs.
To thank and honor all those working the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mejaro Inspection Services is offering a 20% discount on residential inspections to all health care workers and first responders now through June 30th.
For all the long, exhausting days and self-isolation, working to keep us safe, thank you!
Office 360 is offering delivery services for PPE. Chamber members can register as a new customer with Office 360 and will have access to Chamber exclusive deals. Click here to fill out the new customer form.
Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment through the United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and Community Foundation donors that want to support Monroe County nonprofits during the pandemic, we are pleased to share we have funding for a third round of Rapid Response Grants. Grant amounts will range from $250 to $2,500. Nonprofits serving Monroe County are encouraged to apply by Thursday, May 14. Full details available at: https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-grant/covid-19-rapid-response-grants/
A total of 32 COVID-19 Rapid Response grants was awarded through the first two rounds of funding. To see the list of grant awards, go to https://www.cfbmc.org/rrgranttotal/.
Bloomington’s locally owned and operated Domino’s is open! They have donated pizzas to doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, grocery stores, EMTs, and more.
To keep the Domino’s family and the Bloomington community safe during COVID-19, they have:
Domino’s would like to thank the community for the support of frontliners, including their staff. Follow Domino’s on Facebook or Instagram (@btowndominos) for updates.
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