Brown University http://wamc.org en Dr. James Cavanagh, Brown University – The Impulse to Do Nothing http://wamc.org/post/dr-james-cavanagh-brown-university-impulse-do-nothing <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Cavanagh of Brown University reveals how our brain and behavior can be influenced by our evolutionary past.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 67498 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jay Dickson, Brown University – Antarctica and Life on Mars http://wamc.org/post/dr-jay-dickson-brown-university-antarctica-and-life-mars <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jay Dickson of Brown University explains what the world’s saltiest pond has to say about the possibility of life on Mars.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Jay Dickson is a science data analyst and lab manager in the Geological Science Department at Brown University where he works in the lab of <a href="http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/head.htm">Dr. James Head</a>. His recent research involves the analysis of data from Antarctica’s Don Juan Pond.</p><p><a href="http://www.planetary.brown.edu/research_associate/Dickson/jld-index.html">About Dr. Dickson</a></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 65021 at http://wamc.org Dr. Leonard Mermel, Brown University – Germs and Spaceflight http://wamc.org/post/dr-leonard-mermel-brown-university-germs-and-spaceflight <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Leonard Mermel of Brown University reveals why small germs can cause big problems for astronauts on long-term missions.</p><p></p><p>Leonard Mermel is a professor of medicine in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research seeks to understand the pathogenesis, epidemiology, and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. His work has been published in a number of peer-review journals and book chapter.</p><p><a href="http://biomed.brown.edu/facultydirectory/profile.php?id=1100924750">About Dr. Mermel</a></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 61924 at http://wamc.org Dr. Leonard Mermel, Brown University – Germs and Spaceflight Dr. Corey Brettschneider, Brown University – Hate Speech and Free Speech http://wamc.org/post/dr-corey-brettschneider-brown-university-hate-speech-and-free-speech <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Corey Brettschneider of Brown University explores American society’s ongoing struggle to minimize hate speech while preserving the First Amendment.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57328 at http://wamc.org Dr. Corey Brettschneider, Brown University – Hate Speech and Free Speech Dr. Mark Bertness, Brown University – Sport Fishing and Marsh Die-Off http://wamc.org/post/dr-mark-bertness-brown-university-sport-fishing-and-marsh-die <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mark Bertness of Brown University reveals how sport fishing is damaging marshes along Cape Cod.</p><p>Mark Bertness is the Robert P. Brown Professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University where his lab’s research is focused on <a href="http://bertnesslab.com/Home.html">marine coastal ecology and conservation</a>. His current project is examining the causes and consequences of salt marsh die-off in coastal New England. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 46242 at http://wamc.org Dr. Mark Bertness, Brown University – Sport Fishing and Marsh Die-Off