Academic Minute http://wamc.org en Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs http://wamc.org/post/dr-lauren-dutra-uc-san-francisco-e-cigs-and-real-cigs <p>E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity.</p><p>Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, is studying the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 89044 at http://wamc.org Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs Dr. Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University - American Heroism http://wamc.org/post/dr-bruce-peabody-fairleigh-dickinson-university-american-heroism <p>"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information.</p><p>Bruce Peabody, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is studying trends as they relate to our understanding of heroism in America.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 89025 at http://wamc.org Dr. Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University - American Heroism Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network http://wamc.org/post/dr-elizabeth-borer-university-minnesota-grassland-fertilization-and-nutrient-network <p>It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment.</p><p>Elizabeth Borer, associate professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department at the University of Minnesota, is conducting global experiments to better understand how plants grow.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88651 at http://wamc.org Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network http://wamc.org/post/dr-nathan-spreng-cornell-university-aging-brain-network <p>Breakthroughs in how we understand the human brain's structure and internal communication networks are helping scientists track neurological changes over time.</p><p>Dr. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor at Cornell University's Department of Human Development, is using advancement in neuroimaging to better understand how the brain functions and changes as we age.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86914 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network Dr. Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University – Cultural Shift Across Neighborhoods http://wamc.org/post/dr-daniel-nettle-newcastle-university-cultural-shift-across-neighborhoods <p>The complexity of human culture is highly nuanced.</p><p>Dr. Daniel Nettle, professor of behavioral sciences at Newcastle University, observed striking cultural differences even in people living geographically close to one another.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86376 at http://wamc.org Dr. Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University – Cultural Shift Across Neighborhoods Dr. Veronica Davidov, Monmouth University – Ecotourism and the Extraction Nexus http://wamc.org/post/dr-veronica-davidov-monmouth-university-ecotourism-and-extraction-nexus <p>Tourism and industry, in some locations, have a tangled and complicated relationship</p><p>Dr. Veronica Davidov, assistant professor of anthropology at Monmouth University, observes the interesting symbiosis these two unrelated fields can sometimes have.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86371 at http://wamc.org Dr. Veronica Davidov, Monmouth University – Ecotourism and the Extraction Nexus Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions http://wamc.org/post/dr-jennifer-neal-michigan-state-university-kids-and-gender-assumptions <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Neal of Michigan State University reveals the assumptions that many children have about friendship and gender.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Jennifer Neal is an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University where her research addresses the influences of peer and teacher social networks on childhood educational outcomes. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 82914 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-francis-emory-university-most-likely-blow-your-mind <p><strong>This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.</strong><br /><br />Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University was awarded the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind prize for offer a new take on which pill actually ushered in the Sexual Revolution.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 80475 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind Dr. Andrew Juhl, Columbia University – What Does Average Mean? http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-juhl-columbia-university-what-does-average-mean <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Juhl of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory explains why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 68017 at http://wamc.org Dr. William Marling, Case Western Reserve University – Urbanization and the Detective Novel http://wamc.org/post/dr-william-marling-case-western-reserve-university-urbanization-and-detective-novel <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Marling of Case Western Reserve University traces the roots of the detective novel to the process of urbanization.</p><p></p><p><br>William Marling is a professor of literature at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where his research is focused on detective novels, globalization, and American Modernism. He has published books on Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and is currently writing about the rise of “world literature.” He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 58306 at http://wamc.org