University of Alberta http://wamc.org en This Week on the Academic Minute http://wamc.org/post/week-academic-minute <h2><strong>Visit <a href="http://AcademicMinute.org">AcademicMinute.org </a> <br> </br> </strong></h2><h2>&nbsp;</h2><h2><strong><span style="color: #3366ff;">Monday, June 30</span></strong></h2><p>Dr. Volkan Topalli of Georgia State University explains how switching government assistance funds from cash to credit might reduce street crime.</p><hr /><h2><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Tuesday, July 1</strong></span></h2><p>Dr. Geoff Ball of the University of Alberta discusses metabolically healthy obesity.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 93599 at http://wamc.org Dr. Yagesh Bhambhani, University of Alberta – Hands-Free Phones and Driving Errors http://wamc.org/post/dr-yagesh-bhambhani-university-alberta-hands-free-phones-and-driving-errors <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Yagesh Bhambhani of the University of Alberta reveals why hands-free cell phone use makes driving dangerous.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Yagesh Bhambhani is a professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alberta.&nbsp; His study of hands-free cell phone use and driving safety was conducted with the help of graduate student Mayank Rehani. Bhambhani holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 74396 at http://wamc.org Dr. Yagesh Bhambhani, University of Alberta – Hands-Free Phones and Driving Errors Dr. Glynnis Hood, University of Alberta – Beaver-Dependant Ecology http://wamc.org/post/dr-glynnis-hood-university-alberta-beaver-dependant-ecology <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Glynnis Hood of the University of Alberta explains the ecological importance of the beaver.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 67897 at http://wamc.org Dr. Glynnis Hood, University of Alberta – Beaver-Dependant Ecology Dr. Richard Palmer, University of Alberta – Barnacle Reproduction http://wamc.org/post/dr-richard-palmer-university-alberta-barnacle-reproduction <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Palmer of the University of Alberta reveals a surprising find about how some barnacles reproduce.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:38:02 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 60392 at http://wamc.org Dr. Richard Palmer, University of Alberta – Barnacle Reproduction Dr. Jeff Lane, University of Alberta – Hibernation and Shifting Climate http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeff-lane-university-alberta-hibernation-and-shifting-climate <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeff Lane of the University of Alberta reveals how shifting weather patterns are disrupting the life cycle of hibernating mammals.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Jeff Lane is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. His current research is focused on examining the temporal patterns of resource allocation in mammals, specifically, North American red squirrels and Columbian and Richardson’s ground squirrels. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 53425 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeff Lane, University of Alberta – Hibernation and Shifting Climate Dr. Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta – Neurobiology of Memory Storage http://wamc.org/post/dr-jack-tuszynski-university-alberta-neurobiology-memory-storage <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta explores the physical process that allows the brain to store and retrieve memories.<br /><br />Jack Tuszynski is Allard Chair and Professor of Experimental Oncology at the University of Alberta where his research interests are strongly linked to the protein tubulin and the microtubules assembled from it. He holds a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Calgary.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 44060 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta – Neurobiology of Memory Storage