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IUPUI Center for Urban Health hosting delegation of Chinese scholars

INDIANAPOLIS -- A delegation of 10 Chinese scholars is visiting Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jan. 17-19 to learn about cutting-edge research and community engagement in the area of environmental quality and health. The delegation is hosted by the IUPUI Center for Urban Health in partnership with the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences; other IUPUI programs; and several community partners including Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Starkey Farms and KI EcoCenter.

IUPUI psychologists report on clinician burnout

INDIANAPOLIS -- Psychologists from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) conducted the first study to systematically, quantitatively analyze the links between health care provider burnout and health care quality and safety across medical disciplines. The meta-analysis of 82 studies focused on links between burnout and quality as well as between burnout and safety. The studies involved almost 211,000 physicians, nurses and other clinicians.

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IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to IUPUI as the lead institution of the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which was formed to achieve that goal. Other alliance partners are IU Bloomington, Ball State University, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, which is the top provider of transfer students to IUPUI STEM-degree programs.

Geology alumnus receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Doss, a 1986 geology alumnus accepted the award after presenting his talk “Water Wars: Earth Science and Capitol Hill” and leading a discussion about environmental science and public policy at the October IUPUI Science on Tap, a monthly event that showcases Science alumni and faculty research.

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Study: During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil

INDIANAPOLIS -- The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role of low atmospheric humidity. It will become more important in the future, as the Earth’s climate grows warmer and lower humidity has an increasing impact.

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School of Science honors record number of graduates in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The graduating class of 2016 consists of a record 582 bachelor's degree recipients, 153 master's degree recipients and 30 doctoral degree recipients.

School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes introduced the class of 2016 with a few remarks about the impact an IUPUI education has.

Researchers have identified critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize

INDIANAPOLIS -- The study, "Global Synthesis of Drought Effects on Maize and Wheat Production," was published today in the journal PloS One.

"Our food source depends heavily on cereals, yet their agricultural production is greatly affected by drought," Wang said. "Ultimately, this information can be used to guide agricultural planning and minimize crop loss due to drought."

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