September 2020

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Vaccination trust and working from home

September 30, 2020 — An IU researcher discusses why African Americans might not be interested in a coronavirus vaccine, although they should be at the front of the line to receive it, and a professor discusses how employers can keep their employees motivated during the winter months. View a text transcript of the audio.

Unique masks for music students, and how we can make our votes counted and secure in 2020

September 28, 2020 — An IU jazz professor creates special masks for students, and IU's president talks about how we can improve and strengthen our election. View a text transcript of the audio.

A changing work environment

September 25, 2020 — IU researchers are creating an app that will better demonstrate the pandemic’s impact on academics and an IU professor gives tips for managers to effectively communicate with their employees, especially during a pandemic. View a text transcript of the audio.

Racial justice, copper face masks and pandemic giving

September 23, 2020 — IU is investing in research into inequities; IUPUI scientists are proposing copper-coated filters as a pandemic fighter and researchers are looking at how the pandemic is affecting giving. View a text transcript of the audio.

Election falsehoods and patient racial bias

September 21, 2020 —IU professors study unsupported narratives related to the fall 2020 election, and IU researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate verbal and non-verbal communication during treatment. View a text transcript of the audio.

Coping with COVID-19

September 18, 2020 — IU researchers are studying the pandemic’s impact on mental health and Dr. Aaron Carroll says when it comes to things turning back to normal at the start of the new year, we shouldn’t get our hopes up. View a text transcript of the audio.

Women's sex-tech engagement and COVID-19 executive orders

September 16, 2020 — A Kinsey Institute study finds a majority of women sext and many use dating apps to find partners, while a new dashboard by IUPUI researchers will allow comparison of states’ COVID-related executive orders. View a text transcript of the audio.

Primate poop and angry Americans

September 14, 2020 — IU researchers have found primate feces could hold the key to understanding threats to wildlife from chemical pollutants, and an IU political scientist discusses the ways anger-filled political rhetoric erodes democracy. View a text transcript of the audio.

Racial justice, copper face masks and pandemic giving

September 11, 2020 —Through IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, IU researchers are providing youth at risk of a substance use disorder and teens entering the juvenile justice system with help regarding substance abuse issues. View a text transcript of the audio.

The Indian American vote and mealworms

September 9, 2020 — An IU political scientist discusses the Indian American vote, and learn how yellow mealworms might be the answer to finding an alternative source of protein. View a text transcript of the audio.

Exceptions for COVID-19 vaccine, plus coping with mental illness

September 7, 2020 — IU has been chosen for a Phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial, an IU researcher discusses if there will be exemptions for a COVID-19 vaccine, and one IU athlete is working to destigmatize mental illness, particularly among male athletes. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

Generosity and beauty, plus COVID-19 in jails

September 4, 2020 — IU researchers have confirmed that people who give philanthropically are seen as more attractive, and learn about IU researchers who are studying COVID-19 in jail populations. View a text transcript of the audio.

Effects on health from increased cleaning and disinfecting and the role of social services in policing

September 2, 2020 — A new study by IU researchers finds cleaning and disinfecting have reached new levels of intensity during the coronavirus pandemic, but what is that doing to our health? And the IU School of Social Work says social workers can play an important role alongside policing with a goal of partnership that supports both law enforcement and community needs. View a text transcript of the audio.