College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Bauman

November 17, 2016

Bauman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of folklore and ethnomusicology, is recognized for his great intellectual contributions to anthropology and to IU.

Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct from gay men and lesbians in the workplace. The study, “Sexual Orientation in the Labor Market,” was published online by the […]

At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann discussed research conducted at IU that has found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain […]

Two teams of Indiana University Bloomington faculty have been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The award recognizes collaborative faculty teams for their accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activities. “The Bloomington campus has a long […]

Fabio Rojas

November 11, 2016

Fabio Rojas, associate professor of sociology, talks about the roots of his research on political and social movements and how those movements work.

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Indiana University researchers have been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a study that will use social network analysis to examine “doctor shopping,” in which patients visit multiple physicians to get prescriptions for controlled substances. Brea Perry, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, […]

Advancing blindness research

September 28, 2016

A $1.9 million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute will advance basic research on the eye with applications to blindness caused by genetic disorders and aging. The five-year award to Andrew Zelhof will investigate the effect of both congenital birth defects and age on the eye using insects […]

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Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. The study, which appears in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, measured the relative impact of two games — a structured block-building game and a word-spelling board game — on children’s spatial processing. Such […]

Newly published research by Indiana University scientists finds that low relative humidity in the atmosphere is a significant, growing and often under-appreciated cause of plant stress in hot, dry weather conditions. The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role […]

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Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment of existing genes — even if these genes are already carrying out critical functions. The study, reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, was led by Eduardo Zattara, a postdoctoral researcher in the IU […]