University of Maryland http://wamc.org en Dr. Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland - The Geometry of Life http://wamc.org/post/dr-jayanth-banavar-university-maryland-geometry-life <p>The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path.</p><p>Jayanth Banavar, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland, discusses how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88400 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland - The Geometry of Life Dr. Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland – Acid Rain and Alkaline Rivers http://wamc.org/post/dr-sujay-kaushal-university-maryland-acid-rain-and-alkaline-rivers <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sujay Kaushal of the University of Maryland reveals how acid rain has made rivers and streams less acidic.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 79814 at http://wamc.org Dr. Richard Walker, University of Maryland – Earth and the Formation of the Moon http://wamc.org/post/dr-richard-walker-university-maryland-earth-and-formation-moon <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Walker of the University of Maryland reveals what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment.</p><p></p><p>Richard Walker is a professor of geology at the University of Maryland where he serves as Director of the <a href="http://www.geol.umd.edu/facilities/igl.htm">Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory</a>. His research interests include the geochemical evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle and the origin of early solar system materials. He holds a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 56915 at http://wamc.org Dr. Richard Walker, University of Maryland – Earth and the Formation of the Moon Dr. Claire Fraser, University of Maryland – Microbes and Human Health http://wamc.org/post/dr-claire-fraser-university-maryland-microbes-and-human-health <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Claire Fraser of the University of Maryland explains the growing understanding of how microbes influence overall human health.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 51122 at http://wamc.org Dr. Claire Fraser, University of Maryland – Microbes and Human Health