Wednesday rundown: Author comes to IU, IU football, opioid crisis, deaf comedian performs

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Author comes to IU

Moshin Hamid, author of "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia," "Exit West" and "Moth Smoke," will give a public lecture and reading Oct. 12 at IU. Hamid will come to IU as part of his five-day visit to the United States this week, according to a press release from the IU Newsroom. Read more here.

IU football

Junior Tyler Green jogs with teammates back to the rest of the team during a timeout in the first quarter of the Oct. 7 game against Charleston Southern at Memorial Stadium. IU's defense shut out Charleston Southern, but failed to record any takeaways in the win. Ty Vinson Buy Photos

The turnover battle is a concept IU football has focused on all season, but so far in 2017, the Hoosiers have come out on the losing end. Read more here.

Opioid crisis

Gov. Holcomb interviews with the media after the press conference on the opioid crisis initiative Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Indiana University "Grand Challenge" plans to target the opioid crisis while partnering with the Governor's Office and IU Health. Evan De Stefano Buy Photos

IU President McRobbie announced Tuesday the University will be working alongside Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state to fight the growing opioid crisis in Indiana, including opioid deaths to babies born with effects from pregnant mothers who use opioids. Read more here.

Read the five other things you should know from McRobbie's State of the University address.

Deaf comedian 

D.J. Demers high-fives students as he makes his entrance Tuesday night in the Whittenberger Auditorium. Demers performed his stand-up comedy set at no cost to the listeners. Demers' comedy centers on his observations and experiences while living with and without his hearing aids. Buy Photos

Comedian D.J. Demers performed at the Indiana Memorial Union on Tuesday night. He has worn hearing aids since he was four years old and is considered deaf without them. Although this is only part of his identity, he said it has played a big role in his life. Read more here.

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