How has your dating life or relationship changed in the past few months?
In this episode, social psychologist Amanda Gesselman explores how your experiences might align with participants in ongoing research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
Gesselman also provides some tips for keeping your relationship strong under pandemic conditions.
Giani Martinez (Tampa, Florida)
Metal/heavy metal musician Gianfranco Martinez De La Torre lives in Tampa, Florida, where he was born and raised. He does promotions and booking for a DIY venue located in a basement called “The Millhaus.” In recent years, he has played in local bands called Spit and Invade as well as filling in for the bands Poster and Bad Human. Most recently, he has been working with local producer Eric Dina on his first demo. The project is planned as a solo four-song self-titled demo tape.
Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 10/03/2020.
With the world changing by the minute, mental health support is more important than ever... but the way counseling happens is changing too. Elaine Monaghan and Violet Baron talk to the Center for Human Growth's Director Lynn Gilman and Co-Assistant Director Lauren Adams about its unique model as a counseling center fully staffed by graduate students. They also talk about how the counseling center is navigating the pandemic, and what might carry over even once we return to "normal."
Based on experience at the Penn Libraries, my talk will explore the landscape of Mapping and GIS services at higher education institutions, and the role and core competency of the GIS librarian in promoting spatial literacy on campus through presentation of several examples: 1) The Penn MapRoom/MapTable as a collaborative mapping method that have been successfully integrated as a course curriculum into an Urban History class; 2) Penn COVID-19 Twitter sentiment mapping; 3) crowdsourced accessbility mapping application; 4) deep mapping in an ancient history project; and 5) miscellaneous research project consultations. The examples cover applications in various disciplines from the Social sciences, humanities, and health sciences, to physical sciences.
Goffman, Joe, Josephson, Dan, Miles, Emily, Shanahan, James
As early as the 1930s, lakes in the Adirondacks began registering fish loss. By the 1980s, visible forest dieback turned the attention of the United States to the acid rain crisis. Today, scientists are observing the biological recovery of the region.
This is the story of how it all happened.
In this episode:
Joe Goffman, Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Program
Dan Josephson, long-time Cornell University Adirondack Fishery Research Program biologist
Gopal Niroula (Burlington, Vermont)
Gopal Niroula is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Burlington, Vermont. Born in Bhutan, Niroula was raised in a refugee camp in Nepal before resettling in Burlington. Niroula plays traditional Nepali music, along with other Nepali music genres. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, with a specialty in flute, and a particular expertise in the nose flute. In Vermont, he plays with his brother, tabla musician Puru Niroula. Alongside other members, they play in 3rd STEPS, a group they co-founded which gathers bi-weekly for two hours to sing bhajan, or Hindu devotional songs, in Nepali. The name 3rd STEPS refers to the members’ links to three countries: Bhutan where they were born, Nepal where Bhutanese nationals of ethnic Nepali descent fled after stripped of their Bhutanese citizenships in the 1990s, and the U.S. During COVID-19, Niroula produced and performed in a weekly livestream show that attracted many well-known musicians from Nepal, including a winner of the Nepali Idol contest.
Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/16/2020.
Chinese Narratives and the Power of Propaganda
The goal of the research was to understand the Chinese government through its propaganda process after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the sort of narratives it told to maintain legitimacy.
A.The Premier at the time, Wen Jiaobao, drew strength from Confucianism and Marxism for his public relations success.
B. More broadly, the Communist Party did the same through party slogans, poetry and photography.
Due to the nature of a disaster, the earthquake could not be as orchestrated or controlled as the Beijing Olympics, but it was, nevertheless, a political event with critical performances which ultimately worked out in the government’s favor.
Gregory Hodges (Spartanburg, South Carolina)
South Carolina-based blues musician Gregory Hodges has spent years touring with and performing with a number of different acts, including Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers. He relocated to New Orleans for a number of years and got a chance to perform with a number of his musical heroes, including George Porter, Art Neville, Hubert Sumlin, Aaron Neville, Lenny Kravitz, Charlie Musselwhite, Dr. John, Tom Jones, and more. After more than half a decade in New Orleans, Hodges relocated back to South Carolina, where he is the front man for the Gregory Hodges Band, which features Tez Sherard on drums, Frank Willkie on bass, and Aaron Bowen on keys.
Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 10/01/2020.
Dr. Kirsten Grønbjerg, of the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs joins us to talk about an important sector of the economy. Grønbjerg is the director of the Indiana Nonprofits Project, which has just released an important study on the health of that part of the economy. She says not-for-profits have been hit by a triple whammy and talks about the biggest needs not-for-profits are facing right now.
The Bateman Case Study Competition is a public relations competition for students nationwide to gain experience in public relations. IU has its own class devoted to this competition in which 4 students and a faculty advisor work together to implement a campaign for the chosen client. This year's client: The 2020 US Census. In this week's episode you'll hear from faculty advisor Dave Groobert and students Adara Donald and Abigail Bainbridge about what it's like to work on this case study and what exactly the US Census is.
Dr. Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, is a professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, philanthropy, and medical humanities and health studies at Indiana University. He joined us to examine some of the similarities and differences between a pandemic a century ago, compared to what we're living through today.
Zach and Rachel Schrank interview Susan Haithcox, an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Vera Z. Dwyer College School of Nursing at Indiana University South Bend.
The following information was excerpted from Haithcox's bio on the IU South Bend website: "Haithcox completed her Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on education. Her teaching interests include Fundamentals in Nursing, Alterations in Health Clinical, and Lab. She strives to provide skills to students which allow them to provide holistic nursing care to the adult population."
This oral history was conducted through COVID-19 Stories, an oral history project seeking to document the experiences of members of the Indiana University South Bend community and residents of the River Park neighborhood (where the majority of the IU South Bend campus is located). Oral history narrators were asked to talk about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in the spring of 2020, including the pandemic's impact on their home and work lives. They were also welcome to talk about their relationship to social and racial justice protest movements in the wake of the death of George Floyd in May 2020.
Hal Ide (Iowa City, Iowa)
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1954, flutist Hal Ide grew up in a northern suburb of Detroit. He completed an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition at Central Michigan University as well as a Master in Composition and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Iowa. Upon graduation, he served as Assistant Director of Operations for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he would continue to work during summers for the next two decades. During the academic year, he worked as an administrator at Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus. He has played with many local music groups over the years and has eight records of mostly original compositions.
Since retirement, Hal Ide has become a watercolor artist, and served as an Artist in Residence for the National Parks.
Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/22/2020.
This fall, the IU Libraries is launching two exciting new services: IU DataCORE, for storage and access of IU research data, and Digital Collections, for managing and delivering digitized images, books, newspapers, sheet music, and archival collections . These IU-wide services were conceived as part of the Enterprise Scholarly Systems (ESS) initiative, a partnership between the IU Libraries, IUPUI University Library, and UITS. Both services are built using the Samvera Community’s open source Hyrax repository platform. They represent a new, modern way of managing and proving access to our unique digital collections using software collaboratively developed by several partner institutions including IU. This talk will provide an overview of both services, providing insight into their history, technologies, and plans for the future.
Join to hear an update on the new Archives Online service from Indiana University. With support from the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial and in close collaboration with the Archives Online Working Group, made up of representatives across the IU campuses, Indiana University Libraries is working to decrease barriers for description and digitization of archival and special collections for all IU campuses and increase access to these same collections for our students and scholars. This talk will focus on Indiana University’s implementation of ArcLight, an open source Blacklight-based application for indexing and accessing EAD-encoded finding aids, initiated by Stanford University Libraries and collaboratively developed with IU and several other universities.
Indiana University Libraries are home to rich and unique collections, ranging from the Calumet Regional Archives at Northwest, to the University Archives at Bloomington, to the William L. Simon Sheet Music Collection at Southeast. To date, the description and discovery of these materials have been facilitated by disparate systems, formats, and practices. This fractured ecosystem has challenged the exploration of materials meaningful to Hoosiers and those in the national and international communities. Library Technologies and Digital Collections Services have partnered with archivists across IU in a project called Next Generation Archives Online. In celebration of IU’s 200th anniversary and with funding from the Office of the Bicentennial, this project is laying the groundwork for a unified description and discovery infrastructure and coordinated processes governing contributions to that infrastructure. This new ecosystem includes ArchivesSpace for creating collection description and ArcLight for end user search and discovery. This talk will share progress to date in implementing and moving from the current generation’s disparate technologies and practices to the unified approach of the next generation.
Long-time residents of higher-elevation Miami neighborhoods have anticipated for decades an influx of wealthy people retreating from flood-prone areas. Then, as it finally began to happen, as households and businesses began to face displacement, as public understanding of climate change swelled, the long-time residents received little assistance. Despite the late 2018 adoption of a City resolution to study climate gentrification—the first of its kind in the U.S.—community activists continue to push the city for substantive action.
In our first episode on climate gentrification, we look at the case of Miami-Dade County, including the history that got us to this point and potential solutions moving forward.
In this episode:
Alex Harris, Miami Herald climate change reporter
Jesse Keenan, professor in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Science, Technology and Public Policy
Millions of gallons of oil leaked into the ground under Greenpoint, adding a sheen to Newtown Creek and a substance like "black mayonnaise" to the yards of the neighborhood's working class residents. More than 20 years later, the Coast Guard officially discovered the spill. The chain of events that followed prompted the Just Green Enough strategy, which uncouples remediation and resilience from luxury development and contests the inevitability of displacement in green gentrification scenarios.
In our second episode on climate gentrification, we look at the case of the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn, including the history that got us to this point and what we can learn from the people there.
In this episode:
Winifred Curran, DePaul University
Trina Hamilton, University at Buffalo