Why working-class kids don’t ask enough questions in school

Jessica McCrory Calarco

Jessica McCrory Calarco

In a recent news release, IU sociologist Jessica McCrory Calarco discussed her study of how elementary school students of different social classes deal with classroom challenges. The study will be published in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. It received the following coverage:

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A tweet posted by Rire in Quebec, Canada

Few benefits for workers with visas

Researcher Lauren Apgar

Lauren Apgar

Lauren Apgar, a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, discussed in this news release her study that looked at how Mexican immigrants with temporary visas fared at work compared to undocumented workers from Mexico.  It was one of several examples of IU research presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting.  It received the following coverage:

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‘Goldilocks’ plant growth may make river deltas resilient

freshwater_marshAn Indiana University news release about a Nature Geoscience article by IU geologists William Nardin and Douglas A. Edmonds generated coverage from two science news sites and the Indiana Daily Student. The researchers showed that intermediate vegetation growth is most effective at stabilizing freshwater marshes in river deltas, which are threatened by sea-level rise and other forces.

Language skills can shape children’s impulse control, research says

Researcher Isaac Petersen plays Bird/Alligator with 2-year-old study participant Hank Lawrence.

Researcher Isaac Petersen plays the Simon Says game Bird/Alligator with 2-year-old study participant Hank Lawrence.

Isaac Petersen, with the clinical science program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, discussed in this news release research findings that linked poor early language skills to later behavior and attention problems.  It received the following coverage: