Short walking breaks found to reverse negative effects of prolonged sitting

Saurabh Thosar

Saurabh Thosar

This news release discusses a study that found that three easy walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting.  It received the following coverage:


How students at a U.S. university borrowed $31 million less

341445_w296IU’s efforts to ensure students graduate with as little debt as possible have received major media attention, including a July report by Bloomberg Businessweek (“How students at a U.S. university borrowed $31 million less”) that featured commentary from IU students who have benefited from the university’s continued focus on financial literacy. The story has been widely shared across the web.

As reported by this IU press release earlier this year, fewer IU students are borrowing this year to pay for school, fulfilling a goal of the university as it continues to focus its efforts on college affordability and student financial literacy. Across seven IU campuses, the number of undergraduates who took out federal loans in 2013-14 decreased by 12 percent from 2012-13, and the money they borrowed fell by the same percentage. Four campuses saw double-digit decreases in borrowers and loan amounts.

Here’s a sampling of some of the coverage IU has received for its aggressive campaign to address college affordability and students’ financial literacy.


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.