Faculty News

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

New grants

From the National Institute on Aging to Michael Lynch in Biology for Understanding the Role of Transcription Errors in Aging and Disease.