News Articles in College of Sciences and Humanities

November 24, 2015
Ball State history professor Ken Hall will return to Cambodia to fill the gaps in knowledge of the Khmer Empire of Angkor, which existed from the ninth to the 15th centuries.
November 17, 2015
Robert Berrington, a Ball State physics and astronomy professor, attended the Oct. 11 dedication ceremony for the La Palma telescope along with other members of SARA, a group of 13 institutions that operates three telescopes across the globe.Faculty and students now have remote access to a telescope located off the coast of northern Africa.
October 26, 2015
Aquatic researcher Mark Pyron will participate in a study to examine how large water systems impact life on two continents and how climate change could affect those ecosystems.
October 20, 2015
Ball State graduate Dustin Gilmer receives his degree from Dean Roger Lavery while President Paul W. Ferguson looks onA new report finds that wheelchair users look at a variety of factors including accessibility and privacy when selecting a college.
October 5, 2015
A new study establishes standards for cardiorespiratory fitness.
September 30, 2015
The National Endowment for the Humanities is singling out two Ball State projects — What Middletown Read and The Real Buffalo Bill — as among the most significant the agency has funded in its first 50 years.
September 28, 2015
A 90-day stint at the bottom of the world was an amazing experience for geologist Carolyn Dowling, who is studying how various chemicals break down rocks in Antarctica and comparing the process to inhabited areas.
July 23, 2015
Junhong Xu uses Explore Beech Grove CemeteryBall State students have created a website that allows visitors to Beech Grove Cemetery to take a walking tour to explore and learn about the historical figures buried at the site.
July 20, 2015
Ball State’s Lee Florea will embark on a trip of a lifetime—collecting data from inside an ice cave within a glacier atop Mount Rainier. The assistant professor of geology, other researchers and cavers will examine the effect of global climate change and how life can thrive in extreme conditions, including on other planets.
July 15, 2015
Ball State leads the state in improvement of on-time graduation rates, says ICHE report.
June 22, 2015
Ball State student Sarah Ashcraft won a national scholarship created by journalist Katie Couric. The psychology major is using her award to pursue her dream of helping others.
May 12, 2015
A new phone app produced by an immersive learning experience at Ball State leads visitors on guided tours that highlight the cultural history of Indiana State Parks. A new phone app produced by an immersive learning experience at Ball State leads visitors on guided tours that highlight the cultural history of Indiana State Parks.
April 30, 2015
Filming takes place for “Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice"An immersive learning class is ready to premiere “Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice,” the centerpiece of a campaign to raise awareness of Hoosiers about rail transportation.
April 22, 2015
Imagery from Collaboration Station, a new video game created by Ball State studentsChildren will soon be able to solve science and engineering issues facing astronauts on the International Space Station thanks to a new game created by Ball State University students.
April 6, 2015
Crab spiderBiologist Gary Dodson and a Ball State alumna have been able to measure the rate of color change in the body of a spider species. The females blend in with the backgrounds where they hunt prey, but their many suitors still manage to find them.
March 13, 2015
A faculty-student research team will return to Mount Everest in May 2015A faculty-student research team will return to Mount Everest in May to continue their studies on the extent of drinking water contamination from human waste on the world’s tallest mountain.
February 24, 2015
Alumna Kimberly Howe-Ferguson, ’07Alumna Kimberly Howe-Ferguson, ’07, saw young people leaving the ‘system’ with few job or life skills. So she decided to change that.
January 29, 2015
YountsvilleBall State students have created a new museum exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville to illustrate the textile industry in Yountsville.
December 10, 2014
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December 1, 2014
A new report finds more than one in 10 Indiana adolescents is a victim of dating violence, which endangers their health and well-being.
November 6, 2014
Passenger PigeonA new exhibit, “Passenger Pigeons,” opens this month at Minnetrista, featuring the work of Honors College students in a colloquium focused on the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction.
November 6, 2014
Written by Jill Christman, an English professor, “Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood” examines how colleges allowed undergraduates to practice their newly acquired mothering skills on orphaned infants.
October 15, 2014
Ball State researchers are developing a compound that may eventually lead to a drug therapy to battle a superbug.
October 7, 2014
Severe weatherA new study finds that one in 10 Americans may be so scared of severe weather that they suffer sleeplessness or anxiety.
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