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From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe23rd June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural …

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Subhranil De: Impressions of spring in Southern Indiana26th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For most of his students, Subhranil De is the associate professor of physics who teaches quantum mechanics and researches the statics and dynamics of classical mechanical systems. But in his photographs and personal blogs, he reveals another side: an aesthetic sensibility and a writer’s gift for expression. In a recent …

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Trustees Teaching Awards honor IU Southeast faculty19th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2019 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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Jeannine Barr ’20 awarded certificate of special achievement by Botanical Society of America12th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jeannine Barr, a graduating senior from Lanesville, Indiana majoring in biology with minors in plant science and chemistry, has received a Young Botanist Award, Certificate of Special Achievement from the Botanical Society of America (BSA). Barr is one of 16 students nationally and the first from IU Southeast to receive …

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Omar Attum wins Fulbright Specialist Award6th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has won a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over two weeks in the summer of 2020, Attum will complete a project at the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan that aims to exchange knowledge …

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Faculty Innovator: Kent Edmonds6th December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It’s urinalysis day in the Physiology 215 Lab, taught by Professor of Biology Dr. Kent Edmonds. Over the course of the two-hour lab, students consume specified amounts of water, saline and bicarbonate solutions, and then, every half hour, collect their own personal urine specimen in the nearby restroom. They subject …

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Kyle Forinash shares in Physics honors4th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded its 2020 Excellence in Physics Education Award to the Open Source Physics (OSP) team, which includes Dr. Kyle Forinash, emeritus professor of physics at IU Southeast. Launched in 2002, OSP is an international group of 18 physics educators working to provide high-quality computer-based …

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Faculty Innovators: Aaron Setterdahl and Lisa Russell3rd September 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Donum Dei Brewery in New Albany seems like a strange place to hold a chemistry class. But for students of Dr. Aaron Setterdahl, associate professor of chemistry at IU Southeast, it’s the logical setting for a course in beer science. On an afternoon in the first summer session, a half-dozen …

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