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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  “Current scientific knowledge has resulted in existing laws being outdated, Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, was first officially reported in the United States in the early 1980s.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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Posted on June 15th, 2022 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Daniel Johnson recently published an article in The Conversation titled: “Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect.”   Daniel P. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

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Posted on June 6th, 2022 in Award, Honors, Student/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Obioma Nnaemeka received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters Award from The American University of Paris on May 23rd. The event was held at the Théâtre du Châtelet. The first link below is a clip of the conferment of the Honorary Degree in Humane Letters followed by her brief remarks (start at the 1:03:40 …

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Posted on June 1st, 2022 in In-Progress, Media, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Andrew Whitehead was cited in several prominent national news outlets concerning his ongoing research on white Christian nationalism. Reactions to the recent mass shootings and the Republican primaries has generated a real interest in the intersection between Christian nationalism and ongoing cultural and political cleavages in American society.The AP: Christian nationalism on the rise …

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Posted on May 24th, 2022 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Gupta recently published “Are prescription drug monitoring laws effective for all? Evidence from administrative data,” in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Abstract States have responded to the opioid epidemic by implementing statewide prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). By helping identify patients at “high risk” for suspected misuse, diversion, and doctor shopping, mandatory PDMPs aim …

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