Research News

These stories represent highlights of research and creative scholarship at nba比赛下注 University. For a more comprehensive list of campus-wide research activities, please explore the portions of this Research website dedicated to events, faculty research, and student research.

Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences in Racial and Ethnic Groups: Findings from a Diverse University Sample. 

Jasmine K. Collard and Melissa Ponce-Rodas (2020) examine the differences between the racial groups when it comes to individual ACEs as well as the ACEs total score which may have implications for culturally informed prevention and early intervention. 

Preliminary Findings For Pathways to Resilience Among Critical Incident Stress Management Responders

Harvey Burnett Jr., Karl Bailey, and Rachelle Pichot (2020) published findings that have implications on the need for stress management responders to have professional Critical Incident Stress Management training.

Biology Student Nina Woodard Featured in Research Webinar

April 23, 2020. Nina Woodard (BS Biology, Class of 2020) presented her research on Florida manatees in an interactive webinar hosted by nba比赛下注 University Alumni Services. Nina also answered audience questions while sharing experiences around the United States and abroad that have been pivotal in her education. Nina's presentation is available on YouTube.

nba比赛下注 Seminary Student Receives Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at Regional Society of Biblical Literature Gathering

Jônatas Ferreira, PhD student in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary New Testament Department, received the Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2020 Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature, which was held at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Ferreira’s paper was titled, “Exegeting Phrase-Level Parataxis as a Grammatic Unit: Colossians 2:16 for a Test Case.” The Midwest region of the Society of Biblical Literature includes Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Iowa. Learn more here.


Oystein LaBianca Undertakes Research in Jerusalem at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

October 1, 2019. Oystein LaBianca, who is professor of anthropology and the associate director of the Institute of Archaeology at nba比赛下注 University recently spent four and a half months in Jerusalem conducting research as a fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. During this fellowship, LaBianca completed two books in collaboration with others: Levantine Entanglement: Local Dynamics of Globalization in a Contested Region and The Leventine Nexus: The View from Hisban. He also co-led a worshop, planned cultural events for visiting fellows. He also traveled to Florence, Italy, where he was one of the keynote speakers for the opening session of the International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (pictured speaking). Learn more here: LaBianca Spends 4.5 Months in Jerusalem.

AU Graduate Vivian Laughlin Receives Fulbright Award

September 23, 2019. Vivian Laughlin, who recently earned her PhD from nba比赛下注 University in biblical and Near Eastern archaeology, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award. "For the next two years, she’ll study the cultural appropriation of the ancient Egyptian cults of Serapis and Isis and its impact on Judea and Palestine," reports ABC57, the American Broadcasting Company affiliate in South Bend, Indiana (link).

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Receives Grant from the Parkinson Voice Project

July 11, 2019. The Parkinson Voice Project has named the nba比赛下注 University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders as a recipient of its 2019 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. As a grant recipient, the AU clinic provides SPEAK OUT! and The LOUD Crowd services to the local Parkinson’s community in Michiana. SPEAK OUT! consists of individual speech therapy conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Learn more: AU Agenda and WSBT22.

Article by nba比赛下注 Professor Highlighted by the European Space Agency

March 4, 2019. The European Space Agency (ESA) has highlighted a paper co-authored by Professor Jay R. Johnson on the front page of its website. Dr. Johnson teaches both physics and engineering at nba比赛下注. The abstract for the paper, titled "Electron Distributions in Kinetic Scale Field Line Resonances: A Comparison of Simulations and Observations" (Geophysical Research Letters, 11 June 2018), begins: "Observations in kinetic scale field line resonances, or eigenmodes of the geomagnetic field, reveal highly field‐aligned plateaued electron distributions. By combining observations from the Van Allen Probes and Cluster spacecraft with a hybrid kinetic gyrofluid simulation we show how these distributions arise from the nonlocal self‐consistent interaction of electrons with the wavefield."


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