Congratulations to the student authors of the Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) for their outstanding accomplishments. We are honored to share your outstanding work as young researchers in the journal and look forward to see where you go in the future!
Moral systems, including codes of research ethics, are essential for making human societies harmonious. While universal morals guard against murder and promote honesty, ethical norms in research keep subjects and animals safe and assign credit for work fairly. Freshman Sophia Ren sat down with Fred Cate, Vice President of Research at IU, to find out more about undergraduates’ place in research and what kinds of considerations to make when designing an experiment.
In the early 1900s, activists imagined a four-hour workday. Yet since the 1970s, living standards have stagnated. We sat down with Professor Joe Varga of the Labor Studies department to discuss the roots of this dream denied.
Since the mid-20th century, public humanities projects have worked to make humanities research accessible and engaging for the general public. Whether Indiana Humanities’ statewide celebration of Frankenstein or the IU Arts and Humanities Council’s upcoming Vonnegut festival, these projects represent a creative model for reaching audiences beyond the academy.
At the age of 16, Shahin was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its colon. In this article, he describes his experience living with this condition, and how it has changed him.
Alex Hollingsworth is a professor of Health Economics at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Through his research, he studies the health impact of issues such as energy policy and the opioid crisis to inform future public policy.
Communications is a subject that is one of the hardest to measure and therefore incredibly challenging to research. Thomas Landis, a Lecturer at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, introduces riveting techniques to his students to further their soft-skill palette. Using his degree in business and communications, Landis lectures several sections of BUS-C 104: Business Presentations to expand students’ minds on communications.
We live in the Information Age, under the reign of the Internet. The answer to just about any of our questions is available with a quick Google search. At the same time, it’s virtually impossible to sift through everything available for a given field. The importance of research being published is more imperative than ever.
From mistrials to mastectomies: Signal Detection Theory allows us to quantify when our decisions miss the mark and gives us the tools to critically evaluate and design more effective screening techniques.
We are excited to report that IUJUR has received many submissions by our priority deadline. Thank you and congratulations to those who submitted.
You can say literacy is no longer the issue it once was, and I would agree with you because it has simply exchanged its old hat for a new one. The, ahem, literal interpretation of the statistic tells us the percentage of U.S. citizens who can read and write at a satisfactory level is near 100 percent. Globally speaking, we’ve seen unprecedented leaps in literacy rates in countries of all backgrounds in the past half century.
“Francis Bacon delineated science as having two purposes: the glory of the natural world and as a relief to man’s problems.” I stopped my scribbling to look up at my professor, the famous University of Oxford historian of science Allan Chapman. His voice echoed off of Wadham College’s oak-paneled Knowles Room, the same room where the first scientists of the Royal Society had gathered to form their organization. “The great scientists of the scientific revolution believed in a need to extract nature and to service humanity, but were ultimately motivated by an inner inquisitiveness for the natural order.”
“I wish to disclose my current status as a DACA student to the admissions committee and my plan to pursue avenues of residency or citizenship, if they become available to me.”
Just one month ago, the Trump administration issued an ultimatum. March 5, 2018 is the death date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the birthdate of a new era in immigration policy.
As the actions of the Trump administration incite nationwide protests, the U.S. government faces a new wave of political activism from groups that had previously been largely neutral—including scientists.