University of Chicago http://wamc.org en Dr. Stefano Allesina, University of Chicago – Ecological Stability http://wamc.org/post/dr-stefano-allesina-university-chicago-ecological-stability <p></p><p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stefano Allesina of University of Chicago explores the link between an ecosystem’s diversity and its stability.<br><br>Stefano Allesina is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago.&nbsp; His research is focused on the application of network theory to biology, with a specific focus on food webs, the networks describing who eats whom in an ecosystem. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Parma, Italy.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 55970 at http://wamc.org Dr. Stefano Allesina, University of Chicago – Ecological Stability Dr. Susan Levine, University of Chicago – Puzzles and Cognitive Development http://wamc.org/post/dr-susan-levine-university-chicago-puzzles-and-cognitive-development <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Susan Levine of the University of Chicago reveals the long-term advantages of playing with puzzles at an early age.<br /><br />Susan Levine is a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago where she also serves as chair of the developmental psychology program. Her research lab examines how variations in home and school input affect the cognitive development of children, including language, spatial and mathematical skills. She holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 42942 at http://wamc.org Dr. Susan Levine, University of Chicago – Puzzles and Cognitive Development