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Posted on March 6th, 2021 in Featured

This site features the wide-ranging research, community engagement, and creative activity of the faculty in the IU School of Liberal Arts (SLA) at IUPUI. Please check back often to see the cutting-edge research and activities being done by faculty in SLA as well as faculty media appearances and honors. Faculty interested in being highlighted on …

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Posted on September 20th, 2022 in Faculty, Publication, Research by foote

A recent publication in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences, written by SLA faculty members Kenzie Mintus (Sociology) and Elizabeth Nelson (Medical Humanities and Health Studies) and alumna Monica Deck, was featured on the OUPblog. The research team finds that formerly incarcerated women of color face worse health in later life. Although previous …

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Posted on September 7th, 2022 by foote

Dr Carrie Foote, IUPUI Sociology, was among a group of lawmakers and other stakeholders who discussed possible changes to Indiana laws concerning HIV-specific criminal penalties and sentence enhancements during an Indiana General Assembly Legislative Study session on August 30. Doctors, Public Health and Public Defender leaders argued that reforming HIV criminal laws will destigmatize the …

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Posted on August 15th, 2022 in Book, Faculty, Publication, Research by foote

This book, by Professor Cornelis de Waal, engages and explains pragmatism, an approach to knowledge and philosophy that rejects outmoded conceptions of objectivity while avoiding relativism and subjectivism. It follows pragmatism’s focus on the process of inquiry rather than on abstract justifications meant to appease the skeptic. For pragmatists, getting to know the world is …

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Posted on July 14th, 2022 by foote

Dr Carrie Foote in Sociology was interviewed for this article about the first ever Indiana General Assembly summer study session on the state’s criminal laws concerning HIV.  “Current scientific knowledge has resulted in existing laws being outdated, Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, was first officially reported in the United States in the early 1980s. The …

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Posted on July 11th, 2022 in Article, Faculty, Media, Podcast, Publication, Research by foote

In this latest podcast, Dr Jonas Bjork, professor of Journalism and Public Relations, discusses an article about how suspicious medical journals were of newspapers and their coverage of medicina at the turn of the last century. Advertising for patent medicines and miracle cures were of particular concern, as were reporters who lacked the knowledge to …

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Posted on June 20th, 2022 in Book, Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Media, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

“Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History” premiered June 16th on WFYI. Dean Eitle attended the in-person premiere last week. The film will likely air around the state on various PBS affiliates (so far, Michiana and Muncie have signed on). It will also stream for years on the national PBS app:https://www.pbs.org/video/arab-indianapolis-a-hidden-history-i8qegh/ The appearance of the documentary is …

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