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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 October 15th, 2021 in Book Chapter, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Maria Brann, Dr. Jennifer J. Bute, and Dr. Sandra Petronio recently published the chapter titled, “Interpersonal Health Communication Theories,” in the book Health Communication Theory. Description Assembles the most important theories in the field of health communication in one comprehensive volume, designed for students and practitioners alike Health Communication Theory is the first book …

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Posted on October 7th, 2021 in Book, Creative Activity, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

by John McCormick All of us who have been through college – as students or professors – are familiar with textbooks: those sometimes long and often expensive tomes designed to summarize everything an instructor wants to cover in a course. We’re also familiar with the differences between the good, the bad, and the ugly ones. …

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Posted on September 24th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Gupta recently published the article “Evaluation of an emergency department-based opioid overdose survivor intervention: Difference-in-difference analysis of electronic health record data to assess key outcomes,” in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Abstract Background In recent years, a number of emergency department (ED)-based interventions have been developed to provide supports and/or treatment linkage for …

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Posted on September 16th, 2021 in Book Chapter, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Laura Holzman recently published two chapters in the book Socially Engaged Art History and Beyond, edited by Cindy Persinger and Azar Rejaie. The first chapter is tiled “Cultivating an Engaged Art History from Interdisciplinary Roots” and the second is “Structuring Academic Jobs for Engaged Art History.” About this Book What is socially engaged art …

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Posted on September 9th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Irby-Shasanmi recently published “Gender Differences in the Effects of Support Exchanges on Self-Esteem and Mastery for Mid- to Late-Life Adults,” in the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Abstract Applying social psychological theories of social exchange and gender socialization perspectives, we assess gender differences in the effects of receiving and giving social support on …

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Posted on September 2nd, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Daniel P. Johnson recently published the article, “Spatiotemporal Associations Between Social Vulnerability, Environmental Measurements, and COVID-19 in the Conterminous United States,” in the journal GeoHealth. Summary Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affects different locations at different points in time and understanding its impact on communities is an imperative research effort. Communities that are considered socially …

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Posted on August 27th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Samuel Kahn recently published the article, “A Dilemma for Mathematical Constructivism,” in the journal Axiomathes. Abstract In this paper I argue that constructivism in mathematics faces a dilemma. In particular, I maintain that constructivism is unable to explain (1) the application of mathematics to nature and (2) the intersubjectivity of mathematics unless (3) it …

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Posted on August 20th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Sumedha Gupta recently published the article, “US Trends in COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Before and After Reopening Economies,” in the journal JAMA Health Forum. Abstract Importance  After abrupt closures of businesses and public gatherings in the US in late spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by mid-May 2020, most states reopened their …

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Posted on August 13th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Kenzie Mintus’ work titled “Staying Connected: Alternative Transportation Use, Neighborhoods, and Social Participation among Older Americans” was recently published in the journal The Gerontologist. This research will be included in a special issue on Age-Friendly Environments. Abstract Background and Objectives A wealth of empirical evidence documents improved health among older adults who participate in …

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Posted on August 9th, 2021 in Book, Faculty, Publication by Aaron Dusso

My first book, Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), was released as an audiobook a week ago. The narrator is New York actor and producer Peter Lerman. Blackout chronicles Jackie Robinson’s tremendous ordeal during the crucial spring training of 1946, a full year away from breaking major …

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