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March 9, 2021
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

An official problem: IUPUI class tackles issue of referee shortage in youth sports

This story has been covered by: 95.3 WMNC.

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VIDEO: How the first Black female dean of IU McKinney School of Law is preparing the next generation

Thousands have passed through the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law but when it comes to the dean overseeing its operations, there have been two women. Karen Bravo is one of them. Bravo has been on the job as dean for eight months but has been part of the McKinney Law School family since 2004. The pandemic, as in most things, continues to create challenges. She says as an educator, it’s important to pass on what you know. But the dream is for your students to go on and do better.

Inside Indiana Business

Research program co-leader named at Simon Cancer Center

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has named Xiongbin Lu co-leader of the Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics research program. He previously held faculty and leadership positions at Baylor College of Medicine, the Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He holds degrees from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Financial Times

Good vibrations: can music ease us through anxious times?

(I)n the US, a study is under way into the use of music among intensive care patients suffering from delirium, including Covid-19 patients (the FT’s Tim Hayward has written movingly and vividly of his own experience of Covid delirium). Babar A Khan, assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, is testing a music intervention with patients who have delirium, including those with Covid. Khan has shown that patients with delirium on mechanical ventilators who listened to slow-tempo music for seven days spent one less day in delirium and a medically induced coma than those listening to their favourite music or to an audio book. Khan is hoping to expand his research.

The New York Times

Many 'long COVID' patients had no symptoms from their initial infection

Unlike some recent surveys, like one by a patient-led research team, the new study did not capture one of the most commonly reported “long Covid” issues: cognitive problems like brain fog, memory problems and difficult concentrating. One of the co-authors, Natalie Lambert, an associate research professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, said that may be because at the time, doctors may not have known to include diagnostic codes for such cognitive issues in the medical records of Covid patients. The team is seeking funding for a larger and more comprehensive study that combines information in medical records, doctors’ notes and patients’ reports, she said.

Harpers Bazaar

Socialite Mollie Moon used fashion shows to fund the civil rights movement

"The biggest misconception is that Black women don't give and that they're not involved in philanthropy," says Tyrone Freeman, author of "Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving" and assistant professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. "The truth is, Black women are on the leading edge of generosity in their community." Philanthropy for Black Americans has never been the province of the rich or even of the middle class. Black, community-based giving circles and mutual aid societies can be traced to the Caribbean and West Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries, Freeman explains. Enslaved and free Black women's philanthropic efforts helped to fund the abolitionist movement, the Black Freedom movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the Black Lives Matter movement today.


The female voice of change

Marianne Kamp, director of undergraduate studies and associate professor at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies at Indiana University, talks of a "huge retrenchment of women rights and prominence in the 1990s, that is partly because state support for many things went away and women’s opportunities dried up as a result … then we see an important shift, a conscious one, in the Central Asian states around 2005-2007, where political leaders started to adopt quotas for women in Parliament." This resulted in an increase in the number of female MPs, and at the same time opened up a debate about the role of women.

CNN Underscored

VPNs aren't just for work: Here is the best one we tested

There are a number of factors that make one VPN better than another, namely the number of servers and how well the VPN handles privacy concerns (which you can read more about below). So to find the best VPN out there, we rounded up the most popular options currently available and consulted Scott J. Shackelford, the cybersecurity program chair at Indiana University Bloomington, for further guidance on our picks. After running the finalists through their paces, we had one clear winner on our hands.

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