November 1, 2020
Visitors can tour the beloved painter’s recreated studio and take Bob Ross master classes, in the city where “The Joy of Painting” was filmed. The exhibit was in fans inside Ross’s studio, the former public television station WIPB, inside the Lucius L. Ball House (the family gave the country the iconic glass kitchen jar).
August 24, 2020
Story features the expertise of Lynn Bielski, an assistant professor of audiology at Ball State.
August 5, 2020
Everyone needs to cool off on a scorching summer day, even chimpanzees. Where do the primates go on sizzling days when woodlands and forests don’t provide respite from the heat? Caves.
June 19, 2020
Michael J. Hicks, an economist at Ball State University, said it would be difficult to recover American farmers’ inroads in China because China had made investments in other soybean markets during the trade war, particularly Brazil.
February 11, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s pending rules on sexual misconduct at the nation’s schools and colleges will include provisions to shore up protections for victims of stalking and dating violence, a response to lethal attacks that have underscored the weakness of current policies.
January 22, 2020
Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University in Indiana, discusses the full effect of layoffs.
January 16, 2020
The American economy has found its footing after a summer recession scare. But much of the Midwest is still stumbling.
December 4, 2019
“A lot of studies, probably thousands, show that higher circulating inflammatory factors in people are associated with greater loss of muscle mass,” says Todd Trappe, a professor of exercise science at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., who oversaw the new study with his brother Scott Trappe and other researchers.
October 9, 2019
Two years after the rise of the #MeToo movement, educators continue to grapple with how to deal with writers and artists accused of abuse.
July 1, 2019
Here is how the candidates’ remarks stacked up against the truth.
April 22, 2019
Present your driver’s license to be scanned and verified. Have your photograph taken. Pass your belongings through a metal detector. Welcome to your child’s school.
April 22, 2019
JAGDISH KHUBCHANDANI, a professor of health science at Ball State University and an author of a study that found no evidence that any of the common expenditures on campus security have decreased gun violence.
March 11, 2019
With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns.
November 26, 2018
The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds.
November 26, 2017
Story notes Doug Jones, a Ball State alum, has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.
November 1, 2017
Story quotes Geoffrey S. Mearns, a former prosecutor in the Eastern District who is now the president of Ball State, who said Weissmann’s personality mirrored that of the office — with its collection of scrappy, ambitious obsessives out to prove their relative mettle in a city where another office, the Southern District in Manhattan, was often viewed as more prestigious.
Topic: President
September 26, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks, who says it was too soon to say if the tax cuts enacted under then Ind. Gov. Pence actually stimulated the state economy
January 30, 2017
Story notes a study by Ball State University (CBER) found that nearly nine in 10 jobs that disappeared since 2000 were lost to automation in the decades-long march to an information-driven economy, not to workers in other countries. Note: Wisconsin Public Radio, UPI, International Examiner, True Activist and The Australian also posted stories citing this study. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
October 18, 2016
Story features Ball State alumnus David Letterman, noting that he did a live interview with the filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at Ball State after leaving his late night talk show.
Topic: Alumni
September 28, 2016
Story notes automation has grown in sophistication and reach. From 2000 to 2010, the United States lost some 5.6 million manufacturing jobs, by the government’s calculation. Only 13 percent of those job losses can be explained by trade, according to an analysis by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana. The rest were casualties of automation or the result of tweaks to factory operations that enabled more production with less labor. Note: The placement is due to a story idea pitched by DSC’s strategic media team.
May 25, 2016
Many users of activity trackers have always harbored suspicions: How accurate are these things? The latest study, released by the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Fitbit, found that the pulse-monitoring technology used in the company’s wrist-bound Surge and Charge devices was “highly inaccurate during elevated physical activity.” Alex Montoye, an assistant professor of clinical exercise physiology at Ball State University, who is not connected to the lawsuit, said that the Pomona study needed rigorous vetting before any conclusions could be drawn.
May 1, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
December 2, 2015
Story notes six months into retirement, David Letterman stepped onstage at Ball State looking much the way he did as host of “Late Show”: suit and tie, loafers and white socks.
June 22, 2015
This story cites research by Gregory Morrison, a professor of criminal justice at Ball State University.
January 31, 2015
Story quotes Dan Boylan, finance instructor.