IPFW in the News for March 7-14, 2016

IPFW in the News for March 14, 2016

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March 11

‘Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast
The Atlantic
The nature of this sickness was vague and all-encompassing. In his book Neurasthenic Nation, David Schuster, an associate professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, outlines some of the possible symptoms of neurasthenia

March 10

IPFW professor wins grant for artificial intelligence work
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is funding research on artificial intelligence and robotics at a local Analogical Constructivism and Reasoning Lab. The lab at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne is run by John Licato, an assistant professor of computer science there and a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program award.

Local food producers, buyers to talk food hub development
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly “There’s a huge and growing demand for local food,” said Jain Young, who will be among the speakers at the day-long event scheduled for March 16 at the classic ballroom of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW anthropologist keeps an eye on ISIS
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
How would you describe what you do as an ISIS analyst for the Department of Defense and how does that relate to what you do as an anthropology professor? "The discourse analysis or thematic analysis research I do involves a systematic way of analyzing ancient text or modern video. I identify themes and rhetorical devices – ways of using language that amplify a message, " said Dr. Lawrence Kuznar, professor of anthropology at IPFW.

March 9

Students spend Spring Break helping those in need
Students from two IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast this week are spending their spring breaks at Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County at 602 E. Wayne St. There, they sorted donated non-perishable items as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.

14 Fort Wayne college students spend their spring break volunteering
21 Alive
The United Way of Allen County are kicking off their third year of what's called Alternative Spring Break, where students from Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy - Tech Community College spend their break volunteering.

March 8

IPFW golfer wins school's 1st medalist honor
Journal Gazette
Zach Schroeder won medalist honors at the Lonnie Barton Invitational on Tuesday with a two-day total of 1-under 143. It's the first time a Mastodon golfer has finished first in a tournament.

Game slips from IPFW
Journal Gazette
One of the most successful seasons in IPFW’s NCAA Division I basketball history will not pay off with a trip to the NCAA tournament. The Mastodons are still a win away from matching the 2013-14 team for the most wins in a Division I season (25-11).

IPFW loses heartbreaker in Summit League semifinals
IPFW led by as many as 18 points but was dealt a crushing defeated by North Dakota State 69-68 in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament on Monday night.

March 7

Democratic debate watch party at IPFW
When hearing that a Democratic debate viewing party was taking place at IPFW, one would think democrats would just show up; however, this was not the case.

Indiana bill limits women's reasons for abortion
Indianapolis Star
The videos, no matter the investigation findings, galvanized all sides of the abortion debate, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

News analysis: IPFW governance talks at a stalemate
Indiana Economic Students
The image of a tombstone engraved with a portrait of a mastodon and the accompanying headline, “Death of a university?” in the Communicator, the student newspaper at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, summed up the feelings of many on campus to proposed changes in its governance.

Bitter GOP presidential contest could spell exciting Indiana primary
Indianapolis Business Journal
“If Trump gets momentum and wins some states by just a few percentage points, then it will be a runaway train before Indiana’s done,” said Mike Wolf, associate professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.