University of Pittsburgh http://wamc.org en Dr. Supriya Kumar, University of Pittsburgh – Sick Days and Flu Outbreaks http://wamc.org/post/dr-supriya-kumar-university-pittsburgh-sick-days-and-flu-outbreaks <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Supriya Kumar of the University of Pittsburgh examines how flu outbreaks can be reduced by encouraging workers to use an extra sick day.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 73443 at http://wamc.org Dr. Supriya Kumar, University of Pittsburgh – Sick Days and Flu Outbreaks Dr. Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh – Environmental Risk from Aging Sewers http://wamc.org/post/dr-emily-elliott-university-pittsburgh-environmental-risk-aging-sewers <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Emily Elliott of the University of Pittsburgh explores aging sewer systems and reveals the threat they pose to the environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Emily Elliott is an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research seeks to trace fluxes of reactive nitrogen through atmospheric, terrestrial, and hydrologic systems using isotope geochemistry. She earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 67496 at http://wamc.org Dr. Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh – Environmental Risk from Aging Sewers Dr. Andrew Stephen, University of Pittsburgh – Social Media and Self-Control http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-stephen-university-pittsburgh-social-media-and-self-control <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Stephen of the University of Pittsburgh explains how your behavior may be influenced by social media connections.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 61932 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Stephen, University of Pittsburgh – Social Media and Self-Control Dr. Carlos Badenes, University of Pittsburgh – The Kepler Supernova http://wamc.org/post/dr-carlos-badenes-university-pittsburgh-kepler-supernova <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Carlos Badenes of the University of Pittsburgh examines the origin of one of the scientific revolution’s most important astronomical events.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 53846 at http://wamc.org Dr. Carlos Badenes, University of Pittsburgh – The Kepler Supernova Dr. Michael Sayette, University of Pittsburgh – Psychology of Social Drinking http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-sayette-university-pittsburgh-psychology-social-drinking <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Sayette of the University of Pittsburgh explains how alcohol influences social interactions between strangers.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Michael Sayette is a professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh where his research interests include the psychological theories of alcohol use and abuse, cigarette smoking, drug craving, and social processes in addiction, alcohol and stress. His findings have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 51628 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Sayette, University of Pittsburgh – Psychology of Social Drinking Dr. Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh – Synthetic Robot Skin http://wamc.org/post/dr-anna-balazs-university-pittsburgh-synthetic-robot-skin <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Anna Balazs of the University of Pittsburgh explains how a synthetic material could provide robots with a sense of touch.<br /><br />Dr. Anna Balazs is a distinguished professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests center on theoretical and computational modeling of the thermodynamic and kinetic behavior of polymer blends and composites. She holds a Ph.D. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/people/bios/Balazs1.asp">About Dr. Balazs</a></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 41574 at http://wamc.org Dr. Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh – Synthetic Robot Skin