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
Krista Maglen, Associate Professor of History, organized the annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America, of which she is president. Guest speakers at the convention, held in February at the Australian embassy in Washington, D.C., included Joe Hockey, Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., President Michael McRobbie, and Penny Russell, from the University of Sydney, who is currently a visiting professor at Harvard.
George Pinney, Professor of Musical Theater in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, has received this year’s Distinguished Faculty Award. An Emmy Award winner, Pinney has directed and choreographed for shows on Broadway and London’s West End, as well as more than 100 university productions.
Allen R. Siedle, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, is a recipient of the College’s 2017 Old Crescent Award. Siedle has supported chemistry at IU for decades, funding undergraduate scholarships, a research fund, a distinguished lecture series, and an endowed chair in inorganic chemistrytry
A suite of poems by Maria Hamilton Abegunde (Director of the Graduate Mentoring Center/African American and African Diaspora Studies) was named a finalist in the 2016-17 COG Poetry Awards, sponsored by Cogswell College in San Jose, California. Submission for the awards is by invitation. This year's judge was U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The poems are part of a manuscript-in-progress about visiting Juba, South Sudan.
James McKinlay, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Justin Garcia, Ruth N. Halls Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, were named Indiana University Bloomington’s Outstanding Junior Faculty for 2016-17.
Faculty in the news
Aurelian Craiutu, Professor of Political Science, commented on the contemporary relevance of his book in an essay published in the Daily Beast.
Rebecca Spang, Professor of History, was interviewed by the Majority Report's Sam Seder about money, revolutions, civil wars, and the gold standard
Rebecca Spang, Professor of History, was this week’s featured guest on Bloomberg’s “Odd Lots” podcast.
Ellen Wu, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed for a Public Radio International OTHERHOOD podcast episode called “How Indian Americans Make Trump Look Good.” The OTHERHOOD series focuses on “the people who came to the United States as children or are the children of immigrants.”
Michael McGerr, Paul V. McNutt Professor of History, was quoted in the New York Times article “Losing a Fortune Often Comes Down to One Thing: Family,” February 19, 2017.
From the Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc. to William Hetrick, in Psychological and Brain Sciences, for Eye-Blink Conditioning in Schizophrenia Patients.
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Ken Mackie, in Psychological and Brain Sciences, for Does GPR119 mediate the beneficial metabolic effects of THC?
From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to Liese Van Zee, in Astronomy, for An Extension of the EDGES Survey: Stellar Populations in Dark Matter Halos.
Recent faculty books
Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes
Aurelian Craiutu, Professor of Political Science.View information
English Teaching and Evangelical Mission: The Case of Lighthouse School.
Bill Johnston, Professor of Comparative Literature.View information
A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule.
Jonathan Schlesinger, Assistant Professor of History.View information
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson.
Christina Snyder, Associate Professor of HistoryView information
Recent faculty journal articles and papers
Jason McGraw. “Serenata,” a translation of a poem by Candelario Obeso (1849-84). The Columbia Reader. Duke University Press, 2017.
Kalani Craig. “Analog Tools in Digital History Classrooms: An Activity-Theory Case Study of Learning Opportunities in Digital Humanities.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Vol. 11: No. 1. https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2017.110107
Yousuf O. Ali, Gillian Bradley & Hui-Chen Lu. “Screening with an NMNAT2-MSD platform identifies small molecules that modulate NMNAT2 levels in cortical neurons.” Scientific Reports 7. 2017. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep43846
Xiaoxiao Qiao, Qiqi Li, Richard N. Schaugaard, Benjamin W. Noffke, Yijun Liu, Dongping Li, Lu Liu, Krishnan Raghavachari, and Liang-shi Li. “Well-Defined Nanographene–Rhenium Complex as an Efficient Electrocatalyst and Photocatalyst for Selective CO2 Reduction.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP. March 8, 2017. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.6b12530.