Larry Humes, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has just published a 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. Humes’s finding may improve the hearing and increase the accessibility and affordability of hearing aids for millions.
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Awards + honors
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.
On behalf of the Writers Guild in Bloomington, Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Visiting Lecturer in African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Patsy Rahn, Tour Manager at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, submitted a proposal, Deep Dialogue, that was approved for funding by Indiana Humanities. Dr. Abegunde will serve as the project’s director and Ms. Rahn as co-director. Together they will organize, facilitate, and lead workshops next fall, both on campus and in the city, that will explore the meanings and legacy of race and ethnicity in Bloomington and the United States.
Lauren MacLean, Arthur F. Bentley Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, has been selected as a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
Jerome Busemeyer, Provost Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.
Faculty in the news
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.
In January, Phoebe Wolfskill, Assistant Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies discussed the art of the civil rights movement for the IU Asian Cultural Center’s “Over a Cup of Tea” program, in conjunction with the center’s MLK celebration.
Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Visiting Lecturer in African American & African Diaspora Studies, presented her poetry for the Fountain Square Poetry Series, in February, at the Fountain Square Mall atrium.
From the National Science Foundation to Stephen Bernard and Youngjoo Cha in Sociology for Labor Market Outcomes for Asian Men and Women in the United States.
From the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Yan Yu in Chemistry for Nanomaterial-Enabled Biophysics of the Immune System.
From the U.S. Army Research Office to Brian Yanites in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for Quantifying rock strength from river channel morphology.
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
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
Ayesha C. Sujan, Martin E. Rickert, A. Sara Öberg, Patrick D. Quinn, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Catarina Almqvist, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson, Brian M. D’Onofrio. "Associations of Maternal Antidepressant Use During the First Trimester of Pregnancy With Preterm Birth, Small for Gestational Age, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring," JAMA. 2017; 317(15):1553-1562. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3413