Posts Tagged ‘research’


Oprah Magazine Talks with Prof. Matt Hertenstein About Touch Deprivation

“I wanted to find out if it was actually possible to be ‘touch deprived,’” Diana Spechler writes in the April issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. “My research led me to psychologist Matthew Hertenstein, Ph.D., director of the Touch and Emotion Lab at DePauw University. According to Hertenstein, touch deprivation is a real thing.” The […]

Originally posted: March 27, 2013

Prof. Matt Hertenstein Cited in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

“Almost any daily routine can be an opportunity for your baby to listen and learn from your words and phrases, advises Matt Hertenstein, Ph.D., a researcher with the Touch and Emotion Lab at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana,” notes the July issue of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. “When you’re traveling in the car, describe the […]

Originally posted: June 24, 2012

DePauw Students Contribute to Heart Regeneration Study

Six DePauw University students who worked in Assistant Professor of Biology Pascal Lafontant’s heart regeneration lab contributed to a recently published study. Appearing in the February 2012 issue of The Anatomical Record, their research used the giant danio fish as a model of cardiac regeneration. In the article, Lafontant and his students describe inflammation, collagen […]

Originally posted: February 6, 2012

Wiggen, Now in Vet School, Studies Bird Behavior at Knox

When Kelly Wiggen decided as a Knox College sophomore that she would apply to veterinary school, she initially worried about whether she had enough experience dealing with animals. But that turned out to be no problem at all, thanks largely to her undergraduate research work with dozens of birds. “I got literally hundreds of hours […]

Originally posted: September 12, 2011

Research by Samuel Rund ’08 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Greencastle, Ind. — Samuel S.C. Rund, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is lead author of research published in the latest edition (August 9, 2011; vol. 108, no. 32) of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rund and four others contribute “Genome-wide profiling of diel and circadian gene expression in the malaria vector Anopheles […]

Originally posted: August 12, 2011

Prof. Matt Hertenstein Publishes “The Handbook of Touch”

Greencastle, Ind. — Matthew J. Hertenstein, associate professor of psychology at DePauw University, is co-editor of The Handbook of Touch: Neuroscience, Behavioral, and Health Perspectives. Published by Springer, the book is a collaboration with Sandra J. Weiss, professor in the department of community health systems and Robert C. & Delphine Wentland Eschbach Endowed Chair at […]

Originally posted: August 5, 2011

Helen Schnoes ’11 Researches Books by Presidential Hopefuls

If you’ve stepped inside a bookstore lately, you’ve probably noticed the telltale signs of an emerging trend that Knox College student Helen Schnoes researched for her College Honors project: the explosion of books written by potential presidential candidates. Schnoes worked part-time for years at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and […]

Originally posted: August 3, 2011

Eckerd Tops 2011 List of NOAA Hollings Scholars with Six Recipients

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that six Eckerd College students were selected as 2011 Hollings Scholars. With six recipients, Eckerd students won more Hollings scholarships than any other school in the nation, edging its total number of winners over a seven-year period to 39. Eckerd College’s 2011 Hollings Scholars are all sophomores […]

Originally posted: May 23, 2011

Fishing for Answers

More than $300 billion is spent every year to fight heart disease in the United States, but as the nation’s leading cause of death, the true cost of heart disease is far greater. According to Pascal Lafontant, assistant professor of biology at DePauw, tiny fish may hold answers to this growing epidemic. Following a heart […]

Originally posted: April 17, 2011

Up Three: To Foul Or Not To Foul?

October 1, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — When does it make sense for a team to intentionally commit a foul when up by three points late in a basketball game? DePauw University’s head men’s basketball coach, Bill Fenlon, studied that question with the assistance of Mark Kannowski, professor of mathematics. The report is the subject of […]

Originally posted: October 1, 2010

DePauw Research Appears in Journal of Experimental Botany

Greencastle, Ind. — A research article by Dana A. Dudle, associate professor and chair of biology, is published in the June 2010 (volume 61, vumber 10) issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany. Dr. Dudle contributes “Why some stems are red: cauline anthocyanins shield photosystem II against high light stress,” which is co-authored by Kevin […]

Originally posted: June 9, 2010

A Place Where Violence Against Women Has Doubled: On TV

by Jeffrey M. McCall You might think any community would be outraged to discover that violence against its women had more than doubled during a five-year period. Our nation has seen such an increase in the on-air television community, but no outrage has yet materialized. The results of a study by the Parents Television Council, […]

Originally posted: November 29, 2009

New York Times Spotlights DePauw’s Research on Ability of Touch to Communicate

Greencastle, Ind. — “Researchers have found experimental evidence that a touch can be worth a thousand words, that fleeting physical contact can express specific emotions — silently, subtly and unmistakably,” begins a New York Times story. Nicholas Bakalar writes, “Scientists led by Matthew J. Hertenstein, an associate professor of psychology at DePauw University, recruited 248 […]

Originally posted: August 10, 2009

What Are Your Kids Watching? Here’s Why You Should Care

by Jeffrey M. McCall Parents who still need to be convinced that their children’s viewing habits require close scrutiny need only look at research that continues to demonstrate television’s harmful impact on our nation’s youth. University of Massachusetts researchers determined that toddlers playing in a room with a television on have their play disrupted. The […]

Originally posted: December 20, 2008

“Time to Reinvent” Local TV News, DePauw’s Jeff McCall Writes in Op-Ed

Here is some “late breaking!”, “this just in!”, “exclusive!”, “look at this!” news for local television news managers around the country: It is time to reinvent your industry. Recent studies demonstrate that local TV news is in a state of decline, both in terms of viewership and in terms of relevance. While things aren’t yet […]

Originally posted: August 28, 2004