Ohio State University http://wamc.org en Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – Social Butterfly http://wamc.org/post/dr-micah-berman-ohio-state-university-social-butterfly <p><strong>This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.</strong></p><p>Dr. Micah Berman of Ohio State University generated a real online buzz and won the Social Butterfly award for calculating the hidden costs an employer can expect to incur when hiring a smoker.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 80484 at http://wamc.org Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – Social Butterfly Dr. Christopher Kochanek, Ohio State University – Visible Supernovae http://wamc.org/post/dr-christopher-kochanek-ohio-state-university-visible-supernovae <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Christopher Kochanek of Ohio State University calculates the odds of a visible supernova occurring in the coming decades.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Christopher Kochanek is a professor of astronomy at Ohio State and the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Observational Cosmology. His research interests include cosmology and gravitational lensing. His astronomic research has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.</p><p><a href="https://astronomy.osu.edu/people/kochanek">About Dr. Kochanek</a></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 80410 at http://wamc.org Dr. Christopher Kochanek, Ohio State University – Visible Supernovae Dr. Jeffrey McKee, Ohio State University – Human Population and Animal Extinction http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeffrey-mckee-ohio-state-university-human-population-and-animal-extinction <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrey McKee of Ohio State University explores the connection between human population growth and the rising rate of species extinction.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Jeffrey McKee is a professor of anthropology at Ohio State University where he conducts research on hominid evolution and paleoecology. His current interests focus on computer modeling and simulation of evolutionary and fossilization processes. He earned his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.</p><p><a href="http://anthropology.osu.edu/faculty/pages/mckee.php">About Dr. Mckee</a></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 72562 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeffrey McKee, Ohio State University – Human Population and Animal Extinction Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – The Cost of Hiring a Smoker http://wamc.org/post/dr-micah-berman-ohio-state-university-cost-hiring-smoker <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Micah Berman of Ohio State University calculates the cost an employer can expect to incur when hiring a smoker.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 70418 at http://wamc.org Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – The Cost of Hiring a Smoker Dr. Gerald Newsom, Ohio State University – Did Byrd Reach the Pole? http://wamc.org/post/dr-gerald-newsom-ohio-state-university-did-byrd-reach-pole <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gerald Newsom of Ohio State University reexamines Admiral Byrd’s data to determine if he really reached the North Pole.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Gerald Newsom is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Ohio State University. He recently used data and atmospheric models from the <a href="http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/20thC_Rean/">20th Century Reanalysis Project</a> to reassess Byrd’s 1926 mission to the North Pole.</p><p><a href="http://astronomy.osu.edu/people/newsom">About Dr. Newsom</a></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 68030 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gerald Newsom, Ohio State University – Did Byrd Reach the Pole? Dr. Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University – Higher Education Gender Gap http://wamc.org/post/dr-claudia-buchmann-ohio-state-university-higher-education-gender-gap <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Claudia Buchmann of Ohio State University explains the growing gender gap that exists on college campuses.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 64353 at http://wamc.org Dr. Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University – Higher Education Gender Gap Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Video Games and Shooting Skill http://wamc.org/post/dr-brad-bushman-ohio-state-university-video-games-and-shooting-skill <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Brad Bushman of Ohio State University reveals the connection between first person shooter video games and real-world marksmanship.<br /> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 42950 at http://wamc.org Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Video Games and Shooting Skill Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Victory and Aggression http://wamc.org/post/dr-brad-bushman-ohio-state-university-victory-and-aggression <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Brad Bushman of Ohio State University examines the relationship between victory and a competitor&rsquo;s aggressive behavior.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 35719 at http://wamc.org Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Victory and Aggression