IPFW College of Arts and Sciences Launches Weekly Podcasts

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News release from IPFW:

“Vistas and Viewpoints”
IPFW College of Arts and Sciences Launches Weekly Podcasts

(March 4, 2011) – Genocide, antiviral research, and geometry are just a few of the topics that will hit the Web in a new podcast series
sponsored by the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) College of Arts and Sciences (COAS). “Vistas and Viewpoints”
will launch Monday, March 7, and is available free through IPFW’s iTunes U page. Subscribe to the podcasts by clicking here.

The series features weekly conversations conducted by Carl Drummond, dean of COAS, with members of the COAS faculty about his or her research in the humanities, sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. The purpose of the series is to provide citizens of northeast Indiana with easily accessible information about scholarship and research from COAS faculty. “Amazing things are being discovered here and I want everyone to know how vital and vibrant research is at IPFW,” said Drummond.

The following podcasts are scheduled March 7 through April 11:

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[li]March 7 – “How Our Understanding of Genocide is Shaped by Mass Media,” with Steve Carr, associate professor of communication and
director of the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies[/li]
[li]March 14 – “The Challenges and Opportunities for Feminism in the 21st Century,” with Janet Badia, associate professor and director of
Women’s Studies[/li]
[li]March 21 – “Indiana’s Methamphetamine Epidemic,” with Jeanie DiClementi, associate professor of psychology[/li]
[li]March 28 – “Recent Advances in Antiviral Research,” with Robert Visalli, associate professor of biology[/li]
[li]April 4 – “Education in the Former Soviet Union,” with Ann Livschiz, assistant professor of history[/li]
[li]April 11 – “Why Geometry Matters,” with Adam Coffman, associate professor of mathematics[/li]
[/list]

“Today’s highly mobile and highly connected society allows us to provide relatively brief but content-rich intellectual experiences delivered in such a way as to be accessible to anyone with a curiosity for new knowledge,” said Drummond. “Podcasting allows us to provide content that is available on demand, is consumable through a broad range of delivery systems, and is subject to archiving so interested listeners
can return to episodes they might have missed.”

Click here to learn more about the series. For more information, contact Drummond at 260-481-5750 or drummond@ipfw.edu.

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