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INVISIBLE BARRIERS

REALITY CHECK

Social psychologist Mary Murphy sets out to explore how environmental cues shape women’s participation in STEM disciplines

When it comes to understanding the impact of negative stereotypes—in the classroom or the boardroom—expectations are in stark contrast to evidence

MASTER BUILDER

Former PBS staff member Jerry C. Forshee (MA ’74) ushered PBS into a new technological era. Now with a remarkable gift he will continue to make this happen.

PTSD AT THE CROSSROADS

PBS research scientist Yvonne Lai and IU School of Medicine administrator/researcher Anantha Shekhar join forces to develop a new PTSD treatment

 

HUNTINGTON'S IN FOCUS

ROBOTS AND INFANTS

 SPEED-NETWORKING

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus George Rebec offers a new theory that broken communication between cells underlies the symptoms of Huntington's disease.

 

Using robot and infant participants, a new study tested the role that the position of the body played in the mapping of names to objects.

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A study on the formation of academic

partnerships and the best way to ignite them.

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Published “Solving the Password Problem,” on the security risks of passwords in Roll Call, a major news source for Capitol Hill. 

 

 

was interviewed in the January 22 issue of Fast Company on why girls often “lose their voice” when they hit adolescence and what to do about it. The story followed an earlier article on girls and self-esteem in October. 

 

 

News stories on Professor Olaf Sporns’ study in PNAS in collaboration with researchers from USC appeared in the April 9 issue of Endgadget and technology.org. 

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OLAF SPORNS

 

 

 

 

 

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MIKEJONES

Jerome Busemeyer

Named the winner of the 2015 Howard Crosby Warren Medal for his lifelong contributions and groundbreaking new work in psychological science.

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Robert Nosofsky

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Selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

Ken Mackie

Receives the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award

 

Ben Motz

Receives the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology

 

THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS

Snapshots of 2015 Graduates

Staff Spotlights

EACH MONTH STAFF MEMBERS NOMINATE OTHER STAFF

MEMBERS IN APPRECIATION FOR WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY

DO IT. HERE ARE THE WINNERS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY,

ALONG WITH SOME OF THE REASONS THEY WERE CHOSEN.

Rick Moore

February

Sheryl Mobley

January

Office coordinator Sheryl Mobley was born and raised in Indiana, and has worked at PBS for thirty years. When a new employee arrives, they are told to bring any questions to Sheryl, who will undoubtedly have the answer, or at least know where to find it. PBS Chair Bill Hetrick points to the countless times that Sheryl has stepped in to help fill a need for additional support or guidance. An invaluable resource to faculty and staff, she is such a beloved figure to students that when they return to visit, they often make sure to stop in on Sheryl. Her positive attitude, approachable demeanor— and regularly stocked candy dish—are only a few of the reasons Sheryl is a beloved member of the PBS family. Her outstanding reputation as one of the most dedicated employees precedes her.

Research machinist Rick Moore has worked for PBS for about a year, but in that short time has impressed the department with his exemplary work ethic and willingness to help. Facilities Manager Lee Deckard calls Rick a “model employee,” and cites his crucial role in building the “wheel baby” device for Tom James’ Perception and Neuroimaging Lab. It’s a device that allows subjects to touch various objects without seeing them and allows

the experimenter to rotate them around on wheel. The project was, Lee says, a clear example of Rick’s flexibility, creativity and unwavering dedication. His patient disposition and ability to remain focused in stressful situations make Rick truly enjoyable to be around and a great addition to PBS.