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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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Internship Focus: Leah Holsclaw at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner13th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Leah Holsclaw, a junior majoring in criminal justice, has interned as a forensic autopsy technician’s assistant in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in Louisville, Ky. The internship provided Holsclaw with a sometimes jolting yet always fascinating introduction to the real world of forensic …

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Adjunct physics faculty Laura Swessel is part of historic T. rex excavation team9th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil in Montana made headlines around the world. Laura Swessel, adjunct lecturer in physics at IU Southeast, had advance notice—she helped to excavate it. Now DIG this Swessel was one of 30 educators selected this year to take part in the Discoveries …

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IU Southeast grads view academic futures18th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast graduates from all disciplines are moving on. Many are finding their way into careers, while others are poised to pursue graduate degrees. And some of these students have already been accepted to academic programs, including those at IU Southeast. We are proud to share news of some of …

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IU Southeast faculty honored with IU Trustees Teaching Awards28th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Seven IU Southeast faculty have received 2016 IU Trustees Teaching Awards. The 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 and clinical faculty primarily involved …

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Student Conference awards recognize excellence in research26th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The 2016 IU Southeast Student Conference concluded on Friday, April 22 with an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding research in a wide variety of areas. The winners are listed below. Graduate Session Award Winner Title of Presentation Faculty Advisor Chancellor’s Award for Creative Achievement Tuesday Guernsey “Ecological Analysis of Rio …

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Student Research Focus: Morgan Heldt-Davis investigates population genetics and natural selection in moths18th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Morgan Heldt-Davis, a senior Honors student in biology from Francisco, Ind., can pinpoint the day her academic journey began. “I was the kind of kid who would run around outside and pick up things,” she recalled. “My grandfather was a coal miner, and one day I told him that I …

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Informatics students deliver free websites to Falls of the Ohio, Hoosier National Forest11th April 2016

By Steven Krolak This summer, visitors to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and Hoosier National Forest will be able to gain a fresh perspective on these important Indiana treasures thanks to new instruments designed by IU Southeast informatics students as their senior capstone projects. The capstones required the students to demonstrate informatics proficiency by …

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