Karen Bush, Professor of Practice in Biotechnology, has received the highest award given by the International Society of Chemotherapy for Infection and Cancer. The Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions in antimicrobial chemotherapy.
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Awards + honors
The work on the Vinogradov Mean Value Theorem done by Ciprian Demeter, Professor in Mathematics, Larry Guth, and Jean Bourgain was presented at a Bourbaki seminar in June. Held in Paris since 1948, the Séminaire Nicolas Bourbaki is a series of talks in the most exciting new results in mathematics are presented.
Three College faculty have been named Herman B. Wells Endowed Professors: Dina Okamoto, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Research in Race and Ethnicity in Society; Jawshing Arthur Liou, professor of digital art and chair of studio art in the School of Art and Design, and Radhika Parameswaran, professor and chair of journalism in The Media School.
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).
Faculty in the news
James Strong, the new director of the IU Soul Revue, was interviewed by the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper in “Back to where it began: James Strong appointed director of the IU Soul Revue.”
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.
From the U.S. Department of Energy to Steven Gottleib in Physics for Exascale Computing Project/Application Development/Lattice Gauge Theory.
From the National Science Foundation to Amar Flood in Chemistry for Anion-driven recognition and assemblies of shape-persistent cyanostar macrocycles.
From the National Institute on Aging to Jonathon Crystal and Andrea Hohmann in Psychological and Brain Sciences for Episodic memory in a humanized apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE4) knockin rat model of Alzheimer's disease.
From the National Science Foundation to Emilie Passemar in Physics for Hadronic physics for fundamental discoveries.
From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to Constantine Deliyannis in Astronomy for The Lithium Rotation Radius-Inflation Connection in Messier 35.
From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Yan Yu in Chemistry for Unravelling Mechanisms of Endosomal Signaling with Designer Nanomaterials.
Recent faculty books
Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World
Padraic Kenney, Professor of History and International StudiesView Information
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
Recent faculty journal articles and papers
Zheng Chang, Patrick D. Quinn, Kwan Hur, Robert D. Gibbons, Arvid Sjölander, Henrik Larsson, Brian M. D’Onofrio. “Association Between Medication Use for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes.” JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(6):597-603. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0659
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.