July 2020

Archive — audio news about IU research and creative activities

Find an archive of audio briefings about IU research news, insights, discoveries, and creations below.

Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors - Plus, IU president says the U.S. should not stop investing in scientific research

July 31, 2020 — IU researchers discuss the choices investors must make when deciding to bet on a bankrupt company, and Indiana University's president talks about the need for the U.S. to continue to invest in scientific research. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU researcher Jessica Calarco discusses pod-style learning for kids -- plus, IUPUI researchers are helping endangered bats find a home

July 29, 2020 — IU sociologist Jessica Calarco discusses how pandemic school pods may lead to more inequity in schools, and IUPUI researchers are helping endangered bats find a home. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU study shows Indiana coronavirus infections may be 10 times more than what's being reported -- Plus researchers working on predicting the next outbreak

July 27, 2020 — An IU study shows Indiana coronavirus infections may be 10 times more than what's being reported and some IU researchers are working on being able to predict the next wave of the virus. View a text transcript of the audio.

Planning for the fall semester

July 24, 2020 — IU experts discuss upcoming school openings and what we can do to support students and teachers. View a text transcript of the audio.

Discrimination in ridesharing services -- Plus, researchers turn to copper to make reusable face masks to help fight COVID-19

July 22, 2020 — IU researchers find discrimination still prevalent in ridesharing services, plus learn how copper may be used to help in the fight against COVID-19. View a text transcript of the audio.

A new fitness routine -- Plus how business can adapt to pandemic-driven consumer changes

July 20, 2020 — IU researchers discuss how our fitness routines have changed and how businesses can adapt to a pandemic-driven business world. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU experts talk about the start of the school year

July 17, 2020 — IU experts offer guidance to parents struggling with the decision to allow their children to return to school. View a text transcript of the audio.

Looking at climate change's affect on people of color -- Plus young people and coronavirus

July 15, 2020— IU researchers are examining the impact of climate change on people of color and why young people are struggling with social distancing. View a text transcript of the audio.

How chatbots can help fight COVID-19 -- Plus new research on how your job may (literally) be killing you

July 13, 2020 — Find out how chatbots help medical providers and patients during the pandemic plus how your job may be shortening your life expectancy. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

COVID-19 impact on low-income households — Plus kids' exposure to lead in drinking water and how cleaning house boosts our health

July 10, 2020 — Hear what Indiana University is doing to fully understand coronavirus impacts and promote the health of kids and ourselves. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

Preparing for the start of the school year – Plus the Latest COVID-19 Research

July 8, 2020 — Hear what Indiana University is doing to help teachers and others prepare for a return to school, evaluate the negative mental health impacts of the pandemic, and identify ways to stay safe if visiting grandparents this summer. View a text transcript of audio

 

Using origami to create face masks - Plus the impact of the pandemic on African Americans and privacy concerns around contact tracing

July 6, 2020 — The impact of the pandemic has spotlighted countless issues from mask-wearing to health inequities to digital privacy. View a text transcript of audio

 

Using robots for social distancing - Plus the impact of the pandemic on people's sexual behavior

July 3, 2020 — IU researchers are studying a variety of ways to make connections during socially distanced times. View a text transcript of audio

 

Developing new applications for PPE – Plus IU's Latest COVID-19 Research

July 1, 2020 - Also in this episode, the particular challenges faced by mothers during the pandemic and ways to stay safe during summer travel.
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