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Campus sustainability star Robin Frederick helps TARC go green16th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dynamo. It’s a word you often hear when the topic turns to Robin Frederick, a senior from Mt. Olivet, Ky. majoring in human and environmental geography. But if Frederick is in the room, the topic quickly turns to sustainability. In the course of her career at IU Southeast, Frederick has …

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Math and Writing Boot Camps prep freshmen for success8th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Fall in! Basic training is taking place this week at IU Southeast. Instead of pull-ups, sit-ups, climbing walls, obstacle courses and mud, these “boot camps” are focused on math and writing. Incoming freshmen from across the disciplines are taking part in workshops designed to test their command of basic skills …

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Namibia is latest adventure for Field Biology24th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Giraffes. Cobras. Rhinos. Scorpions. No Wi-Fi. Worms for dinner. Welcome to Namibia! This past spring, Field Biology students joined Drs. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology and Beth Rueschhoff, assistant professor of biology, on a journey to this nation of natural wonders in southwestern Africa. Namibia is situated between South …

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Kyle Forinash applies physics to environmental issues in new book13th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The timing couldn’t be better for the appearance of Physics and the Environment, the new book by Kyle Forinash III, professor of physics at IU Southeast. While humanity suffers through another hottest year on record, glacial and polar melt accelerates, biodiversity craters and storms increase in number and ferocity, policymakers …

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IU Southeast faculty members receive IU Trustees Teaching Awards for classroom excellence2nd June 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Seven IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2016 calendar year. The IU Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers …

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IU Southeast herbarium an important player in fight against invasive species3rd April 2017

By Steven Krolak Tucked away behind an unassuming door in a hallway of the Life Sciences building is the IU Southeast herbarium, a collection of nearly 8,500 dried plant specimens from the university’s five-county service region. The collection is eclectic. It was begun in the early 1970s by Dr. Richard Maxwell when IU Southeast was …

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Interactive book by IU Southeast physics professor Kyle Forinash debuts on iTunes7th February 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)―What does a sound look like? Books on sound usually provide graphs or illustrations of vibrational waves over time, but to the student trying to understand what actually happens when sound is being made, this approach is not always that helpful. Now IU Southeast Professor of Physics, Kyle Forinash III …

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Faculty Innovators: David Taylor28th November 2016

David Taylor Professor of Biology School of Natural Sciences                 By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Back in the spring of 1996, a post-doctoral candidate in plant development named Doug Darnowski found himself marooned in a departure lounge at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, waiting for a thunderstorm to pass …

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Chemist Victor Waingeh unlocks secrets of traditional medicine in his native Cameroon26th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It was February in the Kom region of northwestern Cameroon, the height of the dry season, and the red dirt road baked in 100-degree equatorial heat. The Toyota Highlander danced across the dusty ruts, tracking ever deeper into the countryside. The road led through forests, snaked up hills, wound along …

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