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Study: Birth control use varies by social class

Contraceptive decisions appear linked to unmarried pregnancy rates Hear WFYI radio report A new study of couples living together unmarried finds that the working class and the middle class have significantly different attitudes and approaches toward birth control, helping to explain why unwed births are far less common among the college-educated than their less-educated counterparts. […]

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Professor honored among ‘Living Legends’

UIndy Professor Phylis Lan Lin, second from left, poses with fellow honorees at the 10th anniversary gala of the Indy Asian American Times newspaper. Professor of Sociology Phylis Lan Lin was honored recently among the “Living Legends of Indiana’s Chinese-American Community” for her contributions to education and international cooperation. The honorees were recognized during the 10th anniversary gala […]

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In the news: History, Int’l Relations, Sociology

Associate Professor of History Edward Frantz — who also directs UIndy’s Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives — was interviewed for two recent stories in the Indianapolis Star. One piece explored the historical, political and cultural issues surrounding an effort to restore a monument honoring Confederate soldiers in Garfield Park. The other looked at the […]

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Prof named among ‘influential Hoosiers’

Professor Christopher Schmidt of UIndy’s Department of Anthropology is celebrated in an Indianapolis Star column headlined “5 overlooked yet influential Hoosiers.” Schmidt, director of the department’s Indiana Prehistory Laboratory, is cited for accomplishments including a student archeological dig that uncovered a 10,000-year-old bone tool, the oldest ever documented in Indiana. He’s one of just two […]

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In the news: UIndy alumni on the rise

Mary Myers, who earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from UIndy, has been named chief nursing officer for St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent and the St.Vincent Stress Center. She previously served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Indiana University Health West Hospital in […]

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TV: President details 5-year development plan

University President Robert Manuel discussed the new UIndy Health Pavilion and other aspects of the five-year, $50 million campus development plan during an appearance this weekend on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. UIndy will break ground June 19 on the four-story Health Pavilion, which will open in Fall 2015 to house industry partners and […]

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In the news: Sociology and Music

Dr. Amanda Miller, assistant professor of Sociology, has coauthored another intriguing study on the vagaries of the human heart, titled “The Ecology of Relationships” and freshly published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Miller’s work with colleague Sharon Sassler of Cornell University shows that the location and means by which the typical romantic couple meets can vary widely by […]

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Sociology conference, art show at Wheeler

Student and faculty engagement in transforming communities will be the focus Saturday when the Department of Social Sciences and senior Sociology students host the 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology Midwest Regional Meeting at UIndy’s Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square. Participants from six states will discuss a wide range of community and classroom practices and […]

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Faculty offer views on Kennedy legacy

As the nation looks back today on the assassination of John F. Kennedy 50 years ago, two UIndy faculty members have been offering their perspectives. Assistant Professor of Sociology Jim Wolfe recently published The Kennedy Myth: American Civil Religion in the Sixties, which covers the period from Kennedy’s election campaign through the assassination of his brother […]

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CELL staffer honored for community work

UIndy staff member and alumna Wendi Middleton was honored recently for her off-duty work supporting incarcerated women and their children. A project coordinator for UIndy’s Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, Middleton was one of three recipients of this year’s “Angel of Grace” awards from the Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery […]

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