Jorge José, James H. Rudy Distinguished Professor of Physics, was invited to co-organize a physics workshop held in Singapore in early June, due in part to his key role in the initial stages of the work that validated a theory developed by the researchers who received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Awards + honors
Dina Okamoto, Professor of Sociology, will be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York in fall 2017. Based on a survey of 2,000 residents of Atlanta and Philadelphia and in-depth interviews with 250 of the respondents, she will study the perceptions of and interactions among two U.S.-born groups (blacks and whites) and two immigrant groups (Mexicans and Indians) to better understand how each group experiences intergroup contact and how these experiences can further our understanding of patterns of trust and civic engagement.
Nazif Shahrani, professor of Anthropology, delivered the keynote address at an April 2016 international conference, “Pamirs at the Crossroads: Changing challenges and perspectives,” held at the Centre for Development Studies—Geographic Sciences, at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin. In July 2016, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a consortium of 57 Muslim countries, invited Professor Shahrani to join a newly created advisory board for its Messaging Center. He attended the board’s inaugural meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last August.
Anya Peterson Royce, Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology, has been appointed to two editorial boards: the International advisory board for Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, the international journal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (dedicated to sociocultural anthropology, ethnography, and folklore); and the advisory board for Inbhear, the online journal of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (dedicated to research on performance, including innovative modes of presentation).
Congratulations to the College’s newest Provost Professors: Domenico Bertoloni Meli, professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine; Andrea Ciccarelli, dean of the Hutton Honors College and professor of Italian; Karma Lochrie, the Ruth N. Halls Professor of English; and Jeffrey Zaleski, associate vice provost for research and professor of Chemistry.
Craig Pikaard, Carlos O. Miller and Distinguished Professor of Biology, was recently named a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Faculty in the news
Larry Humes, Distinguished Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, was interviewed for the New York Times story, “Hearing Aids at the Mall? Congress Could Make It Happen,” about his recent study suggesting that older adults who purchase hearing aids over the counter receive similar benefits to those who purchase the same hearing aids through an audiologist.
The Graspable Math software developed by David Landy, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was featured on NSF’s Stem for All 2017 video showcase.
Hui-Chen Lu, Gill Chair and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was featured on Inside Higher Ed’s Academic Minute podcast on May 5, 2017. She talked about her research on the role of caffeine in possibly helping to stave off dementia.
Jon Racek, Visiting Lecturer in the School of Art and Design, was featured in IU News for his role in creating a customized 3-D-printed prosthetic arm for a 9-year-old girl who was born without one.
David Landy, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been referenced in several places recently, including an article about risk perception that appeared in The Conversation, an online science magazine primarily authored by scientists. Landy was also cited in “How to Understand Extreme Numbers,” in the popular science online magazine Nautilus, and in an April 1 Wall Street Journal article.
From the National Institute on Aging to Michael Lynch in Biology for Understanding the Role of Transcription Errors in Aging and Disease.
Recent faculty books
Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter
Jennifer Meta Robinson, Professor of Practice in Anthropology.View information
Gloria Fuertes: Poesía contra el silencio. Literatura, censura y mercado editorial (1954-1962)
Reyes Vila-Belda, Associate Professor of Spanish and PortugueseView information
Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today
Ilana Gershon, Associate Professor of AnthropologyView information
The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, And Myths
William Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies and FolkloreView information
Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism
Sarah Imhoff, Assistant Professor of Religious StudiesView Information
Recent faculty journal articles and papers
Tamanash Bhattacharya, Irene L. G. Newton, Richard W. Hardy (2017) “Wolbachia elevates host methyltransferase expression to block an RNA virus early during infection.” PLoS Pathog 13(6): e1006427. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1006427
Douglas W. Drury, Amy L. Dapper, Dylan J. Siniard, Gabriel E. Zentner and Michael J. Wade. “CRISPR/Cas9 gene drives in genetically variable and nonrandomly mating wild populations.” Science Advances, 19 May 2017. Vol. 3, no. 5, e1601910. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601910
Edward W. Morris and Brea L. Perry. “Girls Behaving Badly? Race, Gender, and Subjective Evaluation in the Discipline of African American Girls.” Sociology of Education 2017. Vol. 90(2) 127–148 DOI: 10.1177/0038040717694876.
Alejandra C. Ortiz, Ortiz, A. C., S. Roy, and D. A. Edmonds. “Land loss by pond expansion on the Mississippi River Delta Plain,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 44 (2017), doi:10.1002/2017GL073079.
Daiana A. Capdevila, Joseph J. Braymer, Katherine A. Edmonds, Hongwei Wu, and David P. Giedroc. “Entropy redistribution controls allostery in a metalloregulatory protein,” PNAS. 4424–29 (2017) doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1620665114