The Center for Sexual Health Promotion celebrating 10th anniversary with a visit from Dr. Ruth

Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special guest Dr. Ruth. Ruth Westheimer, better known as “Dr. Ruth,” will visit the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Sept. 14 to discuss a life spent in sex education as part of the Bloomington Sex Salon, a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of […]

Actress Glenn Close visits IU to help unveil the new U Bring Change 2 Mind bus campaign

Indiana University Bloomington welcomed a special visitor Tuesday when acclaimed actress Glenn Close stopped by campus to unveil the new U Bring Change 2 Mind College Toolbox Project bus campaign. The lime-green bus features the U Bring Change 2 Mind logo along with a scenario about the effects of stigmatizing someone dealing with a mental […]

IU experts and public safety officer give their takeaway on the Pokémon Go phenomenon

Although you might not know exactly what a Pokémon is, by now most people have heard of the wildly popular Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that exploded on the scene early this month. Throughout the country, people of all ages are hitting the streets, cellphones in hand, attempting to catch virtual creatures known as […]

Debby Herbenick elected president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Debby Herbenick, director of IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion and associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been elected president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Herbenick, who will start her tenure July 1, is the first person from IU to hold this position in the […]

New survey looks at attitudes, behaviors and challenges of LGBTQ singles

A new survey by Match.com and Justin Garcia, a Ruth Halls assistant professor of gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, looks at the evolving attitudes, behaviors and challenges of the single LGBTQ population. The new LGBTQ in America study is an expansion of […]

IU health experts welcome new FDA rules for e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that e-cigarettes will be subjected to rules and regulations previously imposed on tobacco cigarettes, including a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. That is welcome news to some Indiana University health experts who cite the lack of research on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and concerns about the […]

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington presenting sponsor of Bloomington AIDS Walk

Blog post courtesy of Amanda Roach, assistant director of marketing and communications for the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington: HIV and AIDS remain a significant health issue in our community, with hundreds of individuals affected in Monroe County and over 4,000 people statewide. After last year’s HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, communities are focused on how to prevent […]

IU men’s lacrosse team will support mental health awareness in upcoming game

IU senior David Haggerty knows how it feels to struggle with a mental illness. During his freshman year of college, the biology major began to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. Haggerty also knows how scary it can feel to reach out for help. So when he finally sought treatment, he decided to make it […]

IU School of Public Health students become lobbyists for a day

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Fourteen graduate students in Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington transformed into lobbyists Feb. 8, advocating on behalf of March of Dimes. After a briefing by the national March of Dimes governmental relations chair, the students spent three hours at the Indiana Statehouse, arguing for an increased state tobacco tax […]

The secret to scoring a second date? Sushi and politics

Getting up the nerve to ask someone out on a first date can be tough. But how do you create an experience that leads to a second date and potentially a lifelong romance? According to this year’s Singles in America study from Match.com, sushi, political discourse and an after-dinner drink can help singles score that […]