Posts Tagged ‘research’

IU East Student Research Day Celebrates research, academic, and creative works

Monday, April 25th

Student Research Day celebrates students’ accomplishments in research, academic, and creative work. Indiana University East students participating in this year’s event gave oral presentations or poster presentations on their research projects.

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IU East Faculty News and Notes

Monday, November 29th

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty receive funding for research
Wazir Mohamed
, assistant professor of sociology, received an award from Indiana University’s Summer Faculty Research Support Fund to facilitate the completion of field research for a book in progress, Sugar, Land, and Marginalization: Guyana and the World Economy, 1838-2010, to be completed by December 2011.

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IU East Music Research Day

Tuesday, November 2nd

Mindful Explorations presents IU East Music Research Day on Wednesday, November 3, in Springwood Hall Room 217. The day features four scholars in the fields of music theory and musicology and their paper presentations.

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IU East News and Notes

Thursday, September 9th

External Affairs directors presented at Blog Indiana, eduWeb

Rob Zinkan, vice chancellor for External Affairs, and John Oak Dalton, director of Communications and Marketing, presented “Social Web Integration: Are You “All In?”” at the annual Blog Indiana social media conference held August 20-21 in Indianapolis. The presentation shared IU East’s innovative approach to integrating social media into its overall marketing mix.

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Biotechnology professor studies genes that cause aging

Thursday, September 9th

Kimberly Greer, assistant professor of biotechnology, is researching canine hereditary disease and aging/longevity and connecting the research to the human genes that could help people to live longer, healthier lives.kimgreervideo2

Greer has been drawn to research in the laboratory that could help explain why smaller canine breeds may outlive their larger canine peers.

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Partnership lands grant to help enrich RCS history teacher’s curriculum

Tuesday, August 31st

Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana, is an area rich in history.

Now through a partnership to receive a United States Department of Education grant, Richmond history teachers will be able to research the county’s roots in industrialization, entrepreneurship, social justice and transportation.

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IU East Faculty News and Notes

Monday, August 9th

NSM faculty collaborate to publish findings for use of phylogenic species identification
School of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty members Markus Pomper, Dale Beach and Mike Foos (emeritus); IU East B.S. in Biology graduate and former laboratory coordinator, Nickie May; and co-authors Don Ruch, from Ball State University, and Kathy Sheehan, from the University of Colorado, received notification that their paper, “Phylogeny of Pilobolaceae,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of Mycologia. This paper re-describes a family of fungi and proposes the use of phylogenic species identification to distinguish among isolates of the genus Pilobolus more accurately. This publication represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration utilizing the laboratory facilities at IU East.

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Informatics professor develops program to help students learn recursion

Thursday, July 15th

Gregory Weber, associate professor of informatics, has developed an open source software program to help informatics students to effectively learn recursion by drawing diagrams.

Sifflet is a visual, functional programming language for users to make programs by drawing diagrams to connect functions and other units. Use of Sifflet provides a graphical high-level view of how a complex computation works, and allows users to ‘zoom in’ to see more details as needed.

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Summer Research Scholars study projects ranging from biology to service-learning

Monday, July 12th

Indiana University East awarded six scholarships for the 2010 Summer Research Scholar Program. Undergraduate students receive $2,000 to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Funding for the program is provided by the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research and is matched by funds from IU East. The competitive program has expanded from the first single award given to now include up to six students each summer.

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IU East Music Department goes on European Tour

Friday, July 2nd

RICHMOND, Ind. – Seven Indiana University East students studied abroad throughout Europe as part of a broad-based culture and non-linear music history and composition courses. The students visited two main city epicenters of music – Venice and Vienna – while they traveled. Students left for Europe on May 24 and returned June 7.

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