Northwestern University http://wamc.org en Keith Strudler: Union For College Athletes? http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-union-college-athletes <p>It is Super Bowl Week, only four days before an excuse to eat nachos with four kinds of cheese and sandwiches on colored bread. Super Bowl week is like a giant vacuum. It pretty much sucks up all the attention for the greater part of everyone’s waking hours. If it doesn’t have Super Bowl tie, it’s not likely to get much press this week.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 82835 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Sports : 1/29/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-sports-12914 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Game is this weekend, and in just a few weeks, the big games will kick off across the world. So there’s no shortage of exciting sports news, and definitely no shortage of controversy surrounding it. We’re talking sports today with our </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sports commentator Keith </span>Strudler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and producer Jessica </span>Bloustein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Marshall, who is also a competitive figure skater. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:56:24 +0000 82822 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Sports : 1/29/14 Northwestern Football Players Want To Unionize: Is That OK? http://wamc.org/post/northwestern-football-players-want-unionize-ok Even during a week when <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=126929718" target="_blank">the NFL's Super Bowl</a> is dominating sports pages and sports talk shows, college football is back in the headlines because players at Northwestern University have voted to form a union.<p>As NPR's David Schaper <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/29/268102126/ncaa-to-fight-football-teams-decision-to-unionize" target="_blank">said on <em>Morning Edition</em></a>, the players "argue they're not just students who play sports, but employees who work more than 40 hours a week for Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 82795 at http://wamc.org Northwestern Football Players Want To Unionize: Is That OK? Dr. Nicolas Cowan, Northwestern University – Heat and Tidally-Locked Planets http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicolas-cowan-northwestern-university-heat-and-tidally-locked-planets <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicolas Cowan of Northwestern University explains how cloud cover moderates the temperature of tidally-locked exoplanets orbiting red dwarf starts.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 74394 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicolas Cowan, Northwestern University – Heat and Tidally-Locked Planets Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism http://wamc.org/post/dr-molly-losh-northwestern-university-birth-weight-and-autism <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Molly Losh of Northwestern University examines what studies of identical twins have to say about the causes of autism.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Molly Losh is the Jane and Michael Hoffman Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on delineating the nature and basis of language impairment in autism and other related neurogenetic disorders. She holds at Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71906 at http://wamc.org Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism Dr. Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University – Cooperation, Competition, and Lefties http://wamc.org/post/dr-daniel-abrams-northwestern-university-cooperation-competition-and-lefties-0 <p>This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 <a href="http://www.wamc.org/post/second-annual-academic-minute-senior-superlatives">Academic Minute Senior Superlatives</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>Daniel Abrams of Northwestern University won the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind award for his research into how competition and cooperation determine the number of lefties within a society.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 54201 at http://wamc.org Dr. Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University – Cooperation, Competition, and Lefties http://wamc.org/post/dr-daniel-abrams-northwestern-university-cooperation-competition-and-lefties <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Daniel Abrams of Northwestern University explains why the level of left handedness is a constant across most societies.<br /><br />Dr. Daniel Abrams is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University where his research interests include nonlinear dynamics, mathematical geoscience, physics of social systems, and pattern formation. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.</p><p><a href="http://dmabrams.esam.northwestern.edu/">About Dr. Abrams</a></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 40538 at http://wamc.org Dr. Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University – Cooperation, Competition, and Lefties