IU in the News

A daily digest of media coverage about Indiana University

October 5, 2020
IU in the News is a daily review of the important news stories relating to Indiana University. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive gathering of news, and no editorial revisions are made to the content, which is presented as it was initially published or broadcast.

Big News

IU delivers $9.9 billion impact on state, high return on investment for students and taxpayers

This story has been covered by: Inside Indiana Business.

International Networks at IU helps build trans-Atlantic research network infrastructure

This story has been covered by: Telecompaper.

Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds

This story has been covered by: Post-Tribune.

NSF grant will fund study of business influence on political systems

This story has been covered by: Inside Indiana Business.

Virtual photo exhibition revisits IU alumnus Tom Fox's journey with AIDS

This story has been covered by: The Bloomington Herald-Times, WFHB.

IU Making Headlines

Inside Indiana Business

IU School of Medicine names neurology chair

Indiana University School of Medicine has recruited Laurie Gutmann as chair for the Department of Neurology. She will serve as co-director of the Neuroscience Institute, an umbrella entity designed to facilitate collaboration among neuroscience disciplines at IU School of Medicine and IU Health. Gutmann brings clinical, research, education and administrative experience to the role and has demonstrated strong leadership abilities as vice chair of clinical research and director of the Neurology Office of Clinical Trials for the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa, along with serving as associate director of clinical research for the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

IU Voices in the News

The Indianapolis Star

Op-ed: Why American climate refugees could bring hope, prosperity to Indiana

Written by Eric Sandweiss, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University; and Janet McCabe, director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University. U.S. history is filled with stories of people moving from one place to another to find a better life ... But a new generation of American migrants is likely to turn in a different direction -- away from rising tides, annual fires, increasingly frequent hurricanes and devastating heat and drought. In short, away from the impacts of accelerating climate change. Hoosiers will feel that change, too. Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute estimates that, in the next 30 years, Indianapolis could see a doubling of extreme heat days (from 32 to 76) and a 16% increase in spring rainfall under even the most conservative estimate of change. An Indiana summer in 2050 is likely to feel more like one does in Arkansas or east Texas today. Even armadillos are starting to find Indiana's climate to their liking.


Empathy in policing: Indianapolis officers respond to mental health crises

Formed in 2015, (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Behavioral Health Services Unit) assigns a behavioral health detective to every district except downtown, each partnered with a master's level clinician from the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center. The detectives are dispatched for non-emergency events when someone may be experiencing a mental health crisis. ... The police department also has the Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams program, which was launched in 2017.  First responders are trained to handle active, emergency calls involving people with mental health, behavioral or substance abuse issues. ... The crisis assistance teams program "is fulfilling its mission to divert residents in mental health and substance use disorder crises away from the jail," Eric Grommon, interim director of the Center for Health and Justice Research at Indiana University, said in an email.


Dentists warn about disturbing TikTok trend: teens filing down their teeth with a nail file

On TikTok, just search "teeth filing" and in seconds, video after video shows the cringeworthy results. It's the latest trend on social media: young people, unhappy with the way their teeth look, are taking a nail file to fix their smile themselves. "It's scary," said Dr. LaQuia Vinson, an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University (School of Medicine). "Because you’re doing irreversible damage to your teeth." ... "The first thing I thought about (after seeing the posts) was that they're using a file! That's not a clean object," Vinson said.

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