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IU Chemistry professor’s discovery of transporter could help researchers understand infectious disease

Professor David Giedroc and team in the Department of Chemistry have discovered a key to understanding bacterial defense strategies during infections.

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College undergrad, EMS researcher is med school bound

Adhitya Balaji ('23) is double majoring in molecular life sciences and neuroscience, minoring in economics, and is designing his future as an undergrad to prepare him for the rigors of medical school. As an EMT for multiple IU Health organizations and co-president of IC-EMS, Adhitya is finding healthcare opportunities everywhere in the College and at IU.

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A historic opportunity

This May, undergraduate and graduate students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join students from Serbia in a program providing new channels of thinking about how to commemorate historical events and heritage sites.

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Exploring healthcare through undergraduate research opportunities

Kara Davis (B.S. ’23), is a human biology major, emphasis on the human. Her studies in the College and School of Public Health have nurtured her interest in people-first healthcare and led her to prepare for a career as a physician's assistant.

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African American and African Diaspora Studies stands out among national peers, builds community, with teaching, research, and student experience offerings

AAADS offers degrees “from the bachelor’s to the Ph.D.,” and provides students a rich array of programmatic opportunities and myriad topics for study, research, and creative activity with a mission to create and share scholarship of the highest quality, considering the many dimensions of the African American and African diasporic experience.

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Studying self: Bre Castaneda pursues philosophy to prep for law school

Bre Castaneda is a senior, philosophy major, an Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences, and preparing for law school. Her academic interests turn toward social epistemology, or, as she describes it: “How we come to know ourselves as social beings, the knowledge we obtain or are restricted from knowing, and how that knowledge shapes who we ultimately are.”

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College of Arts + Sciences to hire cohort of tenured- and tenure-track faculty through IU’s Faculty 100 initiative

IU Provost and Executive Vice President Rahul Shrivastav has announced the approval of funding and recruitment for the initial round of IUB’s Faculty 100 hiring initiative, and of the 75 proposals received thus far, 29 proposals have been selected for phase-one funding, with more than half of these clustered in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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See what’s cooking: IU’s Food Institute offers curricular, career, and community opportunities

The mission of the IU Food Institute is to promote innovative research, education, and public outreach with multidisciplinary approaches to food, and to foodways—in social science, foodways are the cultural, social, and economic practices of the production and the consumption of food.

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Misinformation, vaccine concerns contribute to low COVID-19 vaccination rate among children

A new report from Indiana University sociologist Jessica Calarco and Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Anderson sheds light on why the rate of COVID-19 vaccination among U.S. children is far lower than the rate of vaccination among adults.

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WSJ Opinion: Can the Biden Administration Define Anti-Semitism?

The Biden administration announced in mid-December the creation of an interagency working group to develop “a national strategy to combat antisemitism.” To succeed, however, the working group must first answer a basic question: What is anti-Semitism? Professor Alvin Rosenfeld published this opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2023.

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Professor Jay Lennon recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Jay T. Lennon, a professor in the College's Department of Biology, is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Those selected for this esteemed award are required to be internationally recognized for their academic achievements which have been proven by corresponding successes in research, and show promise of continuing their outstanding research into the future.

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College of Arts and Sciences celebrates more than 150 faculty authors who published 170-plus books

On the evening of December 12, College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and guests gathered in the Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities in Maxwell Hall, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, to celebrate the more than 150 College faculty authors who have published over 170 books since 2020.

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Students reflect on their Themester podcasting experience

Every year, Themester interns produce a podcast series which explores the semester's topic. This fall, podcast interns spoke with a variety of faculty members to talk about the 2022 theme, "Identity and Identification." This year’s podcast interns include Brooklynn Shively, Curren Gauss, Kate O’Brien, and Amanda Tinkle.

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New IU coral facility receives funding to study how pathogen infects coral

The National Science Foundation and its internationally funded Binational Science Foundation have awarded a grant to Julia van Kessel, an associate professor in Biology, and her colleagues in IU’s new coral facility to study the coral reef ecosystem.

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Professor Adams explores how a group of academics who came together in 1960 influenced the world

A new book by Michael Adams, Problems in Lexicography: A Critical / Historical Edition, shows how a group of academics who studied the making of dictionaries convened at IU in 1960 to produce a work that continues to inform and influence the profession and the field of linguistics today.

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Rose Schnabel (B.S./B.A ’24) charts her career in science communications

Rose Schnabel (B.S./B.A. ’24), a senior double majoring in Biology and Spanish, has spread her wings in the College. She is a College Ambassador, helping prospective students by sharing her experience at IU,  as well as a science writer, freelancing for several IU sites and independent science journals.

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Lexi Silva (M.F.A. ‘23) combines acting and creative development for a career in the performing arts

Lexi Silva (M.F.A. '23) is completing her master's in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance in their dramaturgy program, where she studies dramatic compositions and representation and reinterpretation of dramatic works.

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Mental health, substance use issues prevalent among nonpsychiatric emergency room patients

A new study by Indiana University researchers has found that about 45% of patients who visit the emergency department for physical injuries and ailments also have mental health and substance use problems that are often overlooked. It also found that patients who reported high levels of suicidal thinking and plans were more likely to have frequent emergency department visits.

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