Voice Acting Unlocks Speech Production, Therapy Knowledge

Many voice actors use a variety of speech vocalizations and patterns to create unique and memorable characters. How they create those amazing voices could help speech pathologists better understand the muscles involved for creating words and sounds. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Colette Feehan from Indiana University will talk about how voice actor performances can lead to better understanding about the speech muscles under our control. The session, “Articulatory and acoustic phonetics of voice actors,” will take place Tuesday, June 8.

IU experts available to discuss rise in anti-Asian violence, increased tension after Atlanta spa shootings

BLOOMINGTON and INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A recent report found that anti-Asian violence has been on the rise in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the shooting in Atlanta that killed six Asian women has drawn more attention to…

Valentine’s Day: Experts available to comment on COVID-19’s impact on the holiday for restaurants, tourism

For Valentine’s Day, couples traditionally plan a romantic getaway or spend their evening at a nice restaurant, but with cases of COVID-19 soaring, celebrations of love may look a bit different this year. The pandemic has hit restaurants, retail businesses…

How Much Does the Way You Speak Reveal About You?

Listeners can extract a lot of information about a person from their acoustic speech signal. During the 179th ASA Meeting, Dec. 7-10, Tessa Bent, Emerson Wolff, and Jennifer Lentz will describe their study in which listeners were told to categorize 144 unique audio clips of monolingual English talkers into Midland, New York City, and Southern U.S. dialect regions, and Asian American, Black/African American, or white speakers.

Geoengineering is Just a Partial Solution to Fight Climate Change

Could we create massive sulfuric acid clouds that limit global warming and help meet the 2015 Paris international climate goals, while reducing unintended impacts? Yes, in theory, according to a Rutgers co-authored study in the journal Earth System Dynamics. Spraying sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere at different locations, to form sulfuric acid clouds that block some solar radiation, could be adjusted every year to keep global warming at levels set in the Paris goals. Such technology is known as geoengineering or climate intervention.

Sex, intimacy, etiquette during the coronavirus pandemic

Sex, intimacy, etiquette during the coronavirus pandemic, IU experts available to comment  During the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends putting distance between yourself and others, which complicates sex, intimacy, dating and social etiquette. How…

IU Kelley School of Business to offer STEM designated MBA degrees in five disciplines

To ensure that the Indiana University Kelley School of Business continues to be responsive to the needs of a 21st-century global economy, the school’s leadership announced that its Full-Time MBA Program will offer STEM-designated degrees in five disciplines. Beginning with those earning degrees this spring, MBAs with majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and supply chain and operations will carry the extra designation of being Science, Technology, Engineering and Math certified.

Three-year, $1.35 million grant to aid mental health programming in western Kenya

The Astellas Global Health Foundation has awarded the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, a three-year, $1.35 million grant to provide 400,000 people with access to mental health programming in western Kenya.

Jellison Family Foundation gives $16 million to IU Kelley School of Business

The Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation is giving $16 million to the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, with a goal of supporting free enterprise, financial literacy and lifelong learning. The Jellison Foundation hopes to inspire Kelley students from the start of their academic career and increase the global reach for the school through leading-edge technologies.