Northern Arizona University http://wamc.org en Dr. David Trilling, Northern Arizona University - Can an asteroid impact Earth? http://wamc.org/post/dr-david-trilling-northern-arizona-university-can-asteroid-impact-earth <p>Today's Academic Minute has intergalactic ramifications!</p><p>Some close calls have raised the awareness of the threat&nbsp; of asteroids potentially on a collision course with Earth. David Trilling, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, explains what we can do if we're ever faced with such an interstellar calamity.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 84760 at http://wamc.org Dr. David Trilling, Northern Arizona University - Can an asteroid impact Earth? Dr. Neil Websdale, Northern Arizona University - Understanding Familicide http://wamc.org/post/dr-neil-websdale-northern-arizona-university-understanding-familicide <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Neil Websdale of Northern Arizona University explains efforts to better understand instances of familicide.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Neil Websdale is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northern Arizona University, and director of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative. He has worked with law enforcement and social agencies on policy issues for more than 20 years, and contributed to the establishment of a national network of domestic violence fatality review teams. Websdale holds a Ph.D. from the University of London.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81963 at http://wamc.org Dr. Neil Websdale, Northern Arizona University - Understanding Familicide Dr. Nadine Barlow, Northern Arizona University – Martian Craters http://wamc.org/post/dr-nadine-barlow-northern-arizona-university-martian-craters <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nadine Barlow of Northern Arizona University reveals why some craters on Mars have resisted erosion.</p><p></p><p><br />Nadine Barlow is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University. Her research focuses on impact craters throughout the solar system and how variations in their appearance provide information about the characteristics of the surface materials in which they form, such as the presence or lack of near-surface water and ice. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 79810 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nadine Barlow, Northern Arizona University – Martian Craters Dr. Michelle Miller, Northern Arizona University – How We Remember http://wamc.org/post/dr-michelle-miller-northern-arizona-university-how-we-remember <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michelle Miller of Northern Arizona University explains why some types of information are more easily remembered than others.</p><p></p><p><br>Michelle Miller is a professor of psychology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her research is generally focused on language and memory, and more specifically, how normal aging affects the ability to produce and comprehend language. Her work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 53844 at http://wamc.org Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa, Northern Arizona University – Stability and Prosthetic Limbs http://wamc.org/post/dr-kiisa-nishikawa-northern-arizona-university-stability-and-prosthetic-limbs <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa of Northern Arizona University explains how advanced materials are leading to an increase in the mobility and stability of prosthetic limbs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Kiisa Nishikawa is a Regents’ Professor of biology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.&nbsp; Through her lab, she has overseen projects investigating the elastic properties of muscles and the neuromechanics of how frogs capture prey. Her work has been widely published and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 51619 at http://wamc.org Dr. Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University – DNA and Anthrax Outbreaks http://wamc.org/post/dr-paul-keim-northern-arizona-university-dna-and-anthrax-outbreaks <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University describes how DNA analysis can be used to trace anthrax outbreaks to their original sources.<br><br>Paul Keim is Regents’ Professor and Cowden Chair of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University where his teaching and research interests are focused on the genetic analysis of bacteria, fungi, birds, and plants. His work is primarily focused on defining population structure, and in a few cases, Keim has assisted in the forensic investigation of criminal acts. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 48856 at http://wamc.org Dr. Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University – DNA and Anthrax Outbreaks Dr. Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University – Wildlife Corridors and Genetic Diversity http://wamc.org/post/dr-paul-beier-northern-arizona-university-wildlife-corridors-and-genetic-diversity <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Beier of Northern Arizona University examines how wildlife corridors can help populations of animals deal with increasing urban sprawl.<br> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 46676 at http://wamc.org Dr. Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University – Wildlife Corridors and Genetic Diversity