IU Bloomington Research Unplugged

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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Presidents Hall (in Franklin Hall)
Faculty Presenters: 7
Attendance: 80

IU Research Unplugged was hosted by the Vice President for Research Fred H. Cate. The event provided an inside look about the incredible research that IU Bloomington faculty conduct and how it impacts Indiana and the world. Faculty speakers presented for 10 minutes each.

Following the talks, attendees and presenters attended a reception where they engaged in discussions about the presentations and faculty research.

Speakers included:

  • Bernice Pescosolido, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology at IU Bloomington and founding director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research and the IU Network Science Institute, “Have We Turned the Tide on the Stigma of Mental Illness?”
  • Keisuke Kawata, clinical neuroscientist, athletic trainer, and assistant professor in the School of Public Health Department of Kinesiology and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Neuroscience, “Protect the Players, Protect the Game”
  • Frank Diaz, associate professor of music education, Jacobs School of Music, affiliate faculty for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Cognitive Science program, “Minding the Hype: The Promise and Perils of Mindfulness in Life, Arts, and Education”
  • Roger Hangarter, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of biology at IU Bloomington, “Plants: They Whisper, Talk, and Even Move”
  • Alisha Lola Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at IU Bloomington, “Invisible Empire: The Power of African-Derived Cultural Technology on the Global Marketplace”
  • David Crandall, associate professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at IU Bloomington, “Towards Machines that See”
  • Ross Gay, author and professor of English at IU Bloomington, “A Pedagogy of Joy”