Category: Research News


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    Congratulations to the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Winners

    The Graduate School hosted Ball State University’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Feb. 25. The competition, which challenges 10 finalists to condense the entirety of their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research into a three-minute presentation (with just a single PowerPoint slide as a visual aid), produced three winners this year: We in […]

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  • 2020 Ball State University Student Symposium

    We are delighted that 84 students were flexible as we moved the annual event to a virtual Canvas Community. The Student Symposium was held, virtually, from April 15 – May 1. Participants loaded their presentations from the 15-22, and judging began on April 27. 2020 Student Symposium Program SPONSORED PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION AND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL […]

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  • 2020 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner

    Each year since 2001, CEI pays tribute to free-market economist, professor, and consummate optimist Julian Simon by presenting the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award to an individual whose work supports Simon’s vision of mankind as the ultimate resource. This year, CEI is pleased to honor Dr. Steven Horwitz, Director of the Institute for the Study […]

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    Announcing: Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research!

    Dr. Sundeep Rayat, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, will serve as the Ball State University Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research. This role, created through Strategic Imperative Funding, provides a unified strategy for coordinating pan-campus research of undergraduate students, faculty and staff with a goal of helping students to continue on to advanced degrees. […]

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  • A Better Understanding of Islam Across the Curriculum

    Dr. Matthew Hotham, an assistant professor of religious studies, considers an understanding of world religions to be incredibly important for Ball State University students. He says it’s part of what makes them good citizens and future employees, and basic education about Islam, particularly, is a crucial part of 21st century learning. Although a comfortable component […]

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  • Availability for COVID Dataset for BSU researchers

    SafeGraph is providing free access to their various datasets to help researchers, non-profits, and governments around the world with response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). So far, 1,000+ organizations like the CDC are already in the consortium and are using SafeGraph and partner company datasets at no-cost. The data includes aggregated and anonymized datasets on social distancing and […]

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  • Impressions of Love

    Impressions of Love brings rarely viewed artwork to the public eye. This past Spring, the David Owsley Museum of Art was host to Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and Winifred Brady Adams, a Ball State University Centennial Exhibition. This exhibition marked a significant occasion, as Impressions of Love was the first display of the Adamses’ […]

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  • Deliberate Innovation: Can students learn creativity?

    Most people do not ponder: “Can students learn math?” However, many wonder if creativity can be learned. Teachers don’t introduce addition, fractions, and calculus all at the same time. Instead, the discipline of math is broken down into mathematical concepts and processes, which are taught using deliberate strategies. Applying this approach to creativity may inspire […]

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  • Academic Excellence Grants

    In 2016, Ball State University awarded 16 Academic Excellence Grants (AEG), totaling more than $4.2 million. Funded by several academic-oriented private funds in the Ball State University Foundation, these grants were created to ensure that departments were able to fully pursue goals and research initiatives that were centered on students and community engagement. We asked […]

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  • Ball State’s New Budget Model: A tale of two colleges

    President Geoffrey S. Mearns has brought changes to Ball State since he began in 2017, including institutional initiatives and planned renovations and buildings on campus. Although not quite as glamorous, the new budget model is expected to further shape the potential of the University’s faculty and students. Ball State is changing from a centralized, incremental […]

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