Bradley Cornelius http://wamc.org en Dr. Gabriel Rossman, University of California Los Angeles – Economic Risk and the Oscars http://wamc.org/post/dr-gabriel-rossman-university-california-los-angeles-economic-risk-and-oscars <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gabriel Rossman of the University of California Los Angeles reveals the economic risks faced by filmmakers seeking to win Academy Awards.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Gabriel Rossman is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California Los Angeles. His research addresses culture and mass media, especially pop music radio and Hollywood films. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University.</p><p><a href="http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/professors/GABRIEL%20ROSSMAN/?id=51">About Dr. Rossman</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84303 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gabriel Rossman, University of California Los Angeles – Economic Risk and the Oscars Dr. Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon – Benefits of Brain Training http://wamc.org/post/dr-elliot-berkman-university-oregon-benefits-brain-training <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elliot Berkman of the University of Oregon reveals the limits of brain training.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Elliot Berkman is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon. The <a href="http://sanlab.uoregon.edu/">SAN Lab</a> studies how motivational factors and neural systems influence goal pursuit. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles.</p><p><a href="http://psychweb.uoregon.edu/people/berkman-elliot">About Dr. Berkman</a></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84302 at http://wamc.org Dr. Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon – Benefits of Brain Training Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Instant Poison Gas http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-instant-poison-gas <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut concludes his three-day examination of the chemistry of the show Breaking Bad. Leadbeater concludes the series with an examination of one of Walter White’s Greatest Escapes.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84301 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Instant Poison Gas Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Dissolving Acids http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-dissolving-acids <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut continues his examination of the chemistry of the show Breaking Bad. Today he discusses Walter White's use of acids to make evidence disappear.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84300 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Dissolving Acids Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Walter White’s Meth http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-walter-white-s-meth <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut begins a three-day examination of the chemistry of the hit television show Breaking Bad. Today, he discusses why Walter White’s product was so unique.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84299 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Walter White’s Meth Dr. Michelle Sauther, University of Colorado, Boulder – Lemurs and Sleeping Caves http://wamc.org/post/dr-michelle-sauther-university-colorado-boulder-lemurs-and-sleeping-caves <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michelle Sauther of the University of Colorado Boulder reveals a discovery about the preferred sleeping arrangements of lemurs.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 83804 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michelle Sauther, University of Colorado, Boulder – Lemurs and Sleeping Caves Prof. Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo – Climate Change and Winter Olympics http://wamc.org/post/prof-daniel-scott-university-waterloo-climate-change-and-winter-olympics <p>In today’s Academic Minute,&nbsp; Daniel Scott of the University of Waterloo discusses the potential inability for previous winter olympic host cities to host the games again due to changing weather patterns.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Prof. Daniel Scott is an associate professsor and research chair at the Univeristy of Waterloo focusing his studies on climate change. His particular interest lies in the interaction between&nbsp; environmental issues and tourism and their connected impact on social, political and business issues.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 83803 at http://wamc.org Prof. Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo – Climate Change and Winter Olympics Prof. Charles Venuto, American Public University – The Space Program and Environmentalism http://wamc.org/post/prof-charles-venuto-american-public-university-space-program-and-environmentalism <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Charles Venuto of American Public University discusses the connection between the space program and preservation of bird habitat in Florida.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 83802 at http://wamc.org Prof. Charles Venuto, American Public University – The Space Program and Environmentalism Dr. William Cooper, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Island Species and Tameness http://wamc.org/post/dr-william-cooper-indiana-university-purdue-university-fort-wayne-island-species-and-tameness <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Cooper of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne explains why species that inhabit island are less frightened of human intruders.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>William Cooper is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research examines the ecological and evolutionary aspects of the behavior of lizards in the lab and field, including antipredatory behavior, the use of the chemical senses to identify food and predators, and social behavior.<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 83801 at http://wamc.org Dr. William Cooper, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Island Species and Tameness Dr. Seth Bruggeman, Temple University – George Washington and Presidents’ Day http://wamc.org/post/dr-seth-bruggeman-temple-university-george-washington-and-presidents-day <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Seth Bruggeman of Temple University reveals why George Washington’s status as a Virginian made him a symbol of national unity.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 83799 at http://wamc.org Dr. Seth Bruggeman, Temple University – George Washington and Presidents’ Day