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J. Peter Burkholder, Music, IUB, Musical Borrowing: A History and an Online Bibliography
James Capshew, History and Philosophy of Science, IUB, The Wells Biography Project
Claude Clegg, History, IUB, The Allure of Africa: Black North Carolinians and The Making of Liberia
Jonathan Eller, English; Nathan Houser, Philosophy; Marianne Wokeck, History; Andre De Tienne, Philosophy; IUPUI, Online Catalog of the Research Resources of the Indianapolis Scholarly Editions
Arthur Field, History, IUB, Francesco Filelfos School of Anti-Medici Rhetoric in Florence, 14291434
Donald Freund, Music, IUB, Musical Score for the IU Fall Ballet: Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble
Lawrence Friedman, History, IUB, The Grimness of the Present: Central European Émigré Intellectuals and the Psychological Conceptualization of the Holocaust, 19331970
Jeffrey Gould, History, IUB, Memories of Massacre: Cultural Politics in El Salvador Since 1932
Carl Ipsen, West European Studies, IUB, Save the Children: The Problem of Marginalized Children in Turn-of-the-Century Italy
William Jackson, Religious Studies, IUPUI, Improvisation: Western and Eastern Styles and Strategies of Creativity
Eileen Julien, Comparative Literature, IUB, Modernity and Multiple Imaginaries in Literature and the Arts
Stephen Katz, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, IUB, To Be As Others: Images of African- and Native-Americans in Immigrant Hebrew Literature
Dave Klamen, Fine Arts, IU Northwest, Community Mosaic
Catherine Larson, Spanish and Portuguese, IUB, Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish-American Women
Peter-John Leone, IU Press, Electronic Publishing Initiative
Rosemary Lloyd, French and Italian, IUB, Ships and Anchors: From Fixed Form to Free Verse in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry
Randy Long, Fine Arts, IUB, Gold Jewelry and Carved Shell Cameos
Paul Mullins, Anthropology, IUPUI, Archaeological and Historical Survey of Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Carol Polsgrove, Journalism, IUB, Americans in Ghana
Jean Robertson, Art History, IUPUI, Art Disciplines: The Meanings of Media in the Twenty-First Century
John G. Rudy, English, IU Kokomo, Zen and the Romantic Self: Patterns of Emptying
Michael Satlow, David Brakke, Steven Weitzman, Religious Studies, IUB, The Religious Self in Antiquity (conference)
Susan Shepherd, English, IUPUI, Claiming the Stage: Deaf Life Stories in Community Theater
Janet Sorensen, English, IUB, Vulgar Tongues: Revaluing the Language of the Particular in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Eleanor Turk, History, IU East, The Germans of Kansas and the Great Plains: An Historiographical Analysis
Ronald Wainscott, Theatre and Drama, IUB, American Theater and the Urban Majority, 18851930
Lesley Walker, French, IU South Bend, Enlightened Labor and Artful Maternity: Women of Arts and Letters in France, 17701820
Albert Wertheim, English, IUB, Staging the War: American Drama and World War II
Robert White, Sociology, IUPUI, Ruairi O Bradaigh: His Life and Politics
Jeffrey Wolin, Fine Arts, IUB, Ancient Provence: A Photographic Study
Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston, Comparative Literature, IUB, E. M. Cioran: Portrait of the Philosopher as a Young Man
Lyle Zynda, Philosophy, IU South Bend, Interpretation and Nonstandard Preference Theories
In 1993, 400,000 people in Milwaukee were sickened by the water parasite cryptosporidium parvumabout 100 people died. Streams, rivers, and lakes can become contaminated with the parasite from human sewage, wild animals, or run-offs from animal manure. IU Kokomos Christian Chauret, professor of biology, studies the effectiveness of the disinfectant chlorine dioxide against the parasite. He has used new technologies to kill or inactivate the parasite during water treatment, while minimizing the risks associated with adding disinfectants to water. Chauret is beginning new research on biofilms, looking at ways to control biomaterials found growing on water pipes.
School violence in recent years has led to a pitched battle between school safety and students civil rights in the form of zero tolerance disciplinary strategies. Do such strategies work? There is no assurance that the extensive national commitment of time and resources to zero tolerance strategies has in any way paid off, says Russell Skiba, director of the Safe and Responsive Schools Project at the IUB School of Education. In a recent study exploring the history and effectiveness of zero tolerance disciplinary strategies, Skiba found little evidence that the harsh strategies typically associated with zero tolerance contribute to improved behavior or overall school safety. In fact, he found that school suspension and expulsion are often used for minor misbehaviors, increasing students anger and likelihood of dropping out. Skiba urges alternatives such as bullying prevention, early intervention, conflict resolution/peer mediation, and improved classroom behavior management as more effective, less intrusive methods for school discipline.
African-Americans are twice as likely as Africans to develop dementia and Alzheimers disease, according to a 10-year study by Hugh Hendrie, professor of psychiatry; Kathleen Hall, assistant scientist in psychiatry; and other researchers from the IU School of Medicine and the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study is the first, using identical methods and the same group of investigators, to report significant incidence rate differences for dementia and Alzheimers disease between populations from an industrialized and a nonindustrialized nation. The finding has allowed the scientists to pursue risk factors, including potentially modifiable environmental or genetic factors, that may account for the differences.
Depression, and Genes.
According to IU Professor John Nurnberger Jr. and research colleagues from around the country, an area on chromosome 1 may influence vulnerability to alcoholism and depression. In a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the team found evidence that the collection of genes on chromosome 1 predisposes some individuals to alcoholism, some to depression, and some to both. Nurnberger is Joyce and Iver Small Professor of psychiatry, professor of medical and molecular genetics, and professor of neurobiology at the School of Medicine.
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