Oregon State University http://wamc.org en Dr. George Poinar, Oregon State University – Ancient Spider Attack http://wamc.org/post/dr-george-poinar-oregon-state-university-ancient-spider-attack <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. George Poinar of Oregon State University reveals what a piece of amber has to say about the behavior of a long-extinct spider.</p><p></p><p>George Poinar is an entomologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and a leading authority on amber. He is also the author of numerous books, including <em><a href="http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s6548.html">The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World</a></em>, <em>Life in Amber</em>, and <em>The Quest for Life in Amber</em>. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 54986 at http://wamc.org Dr. George Poinar, Oregon State University – Ancient Spider Attack Dr. Megan McClelland, Oregon State University – Preschoolers, Attention, and Academic Success http://wamc.org/post/dr-megan-mcclelland-oregon-state-university-preschoolers-attention-and-academic-success <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Megan McClelland of Oregon State University explains what a preschooler’s ability to pay attention reveals about their odds of future academic success.<br> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 48850 at http://wamc.org Dr. Megan McClelland, Oregon State University – Preschoolers, Attention, and Academic Success Dr. Bill Ripple, Oregon State University – Large Predators and Ecological Health http://wamc.org/post/dr-bill-ripple-oregon-state-university-large-predators-and-ecological-health <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bill Ripple of Oregon State University explains the important role large predators play in the health of any ecosystem.<br> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 45748 at http://wamc.org Dr. Bill Ripple, Oregon State University – Large Predators and Ecological Health