Vanderbilt University http://wamc.org en Sports Report: U.S. Plays Germany At Noon http://wamc.org/post/sports-report-us-plays-germany-noon <p><strong>World Cup:</strong></p><p>In World Cup action, Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Iran 3-1, Argentina edged Nigeria 3-2, France tied Ecuador at 0, and Switzerland bested Honduras 3-0.</p><p>The United States has their final first round game against Germany today at noon on ESPN. Meanwhile at the same time Portugal will play Ghana. The outcome of both games will determine who will advance in Group G. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:10:14 +0000 Patrick Garrett 93489 at http://wamc.org Sports Report: U.S. Plays Germany At Noon Dr. Phillip Ko, Vanderbilt University - The Decline of Memory Resolution http://wamc.org/post/dr-phillip-ko-vanderbilt-university-decline-memory-resolution <p></p><p></p><p>The clarity of one's memories is referred to as memory resolution.</p><p>Dr. Phillip Ko, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, is studying the sharpness of memory in order to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87360 at http://wamc.org Dr. Phillip Ko, Vanderbilt University - The Decline of Memory Resolution Dr. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University – Magnetism and Dark Matter http://wamc.org/post/dr-robert-scherrer-vanderbilt-university-magnetism-and-dark-matter <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Robert Scherrer of Vanderbilt University lays out a hypothesis that could explain dark matters elusive nature.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 70917 at http://wamc.org Dr. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University – Magnetism and Dark Matter Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University – The Milky Way’s Violent Merger http://wamc.org/post/dr-kelly-holley-bockelmann-vanderbilt-university-milky-way-s-violent-merger <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University reveals the evidence for a violent merger of the Milky Way with another galaxy.</p><p><br>Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests include galaxy dynamics, N-body simulations, supermassive black holes, and gravitational waves.</p><p><a href="http://astro.phy.vanderbilt.edu/~holleyjk/Site/index.html">About Dr. Holley-Bockelmann</a></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 69403 at http://wamc.org Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University – The Milky Way’s Violent Merger Dr. Tom Dillehay, Vanderbilt University – Human Migration into the Americas http://wamc.org/post/dr-tom-dillehay-vanderbilt-university-human-migration-americas <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tom Dillehay of Vanderbilt University explains the debate over exactly how and when humans migrated into North and South America.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 65587 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Megafauna Diets and Extinction http://wamc.org/post/dr-larisa-desantis-vanderbilt-university-megafauna-diets-and-extinction <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.</p><p></p><p>Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.&nbsp; Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.&nbsp; She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57822 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Megafauna Diets and Extinction Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Mammal Survival and Deep Time http://wamc.org/post/dr-larisa-desantis-vanderbilt-university-mammal-survival-and-deep-time <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University explains the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.<br><br>Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.&nbsp; Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.&nbsp; She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 47289 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Mammal Survival and Deep Time Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic http://wamc.org/post/dr-david-zald-vanderbilt-university-brain-chemistry-and-work-ethic <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. David Zald of Vanderbilt University reveals why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.<br /> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 43488 at http://wamc.org Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory http://wamc.org/post/dr-paul-newhouse-vanderbilt-university-nicotine-and-memory <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Newhouse of Vanderbilt University explains research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.<br /> Fri, 25 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 39104 at http://wamc.org Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction http://wamc.org/post/dr-danny-winder-vanderbilt-university-neurology-alcohol-addiction <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Danny Winder of Vanderbilt University explains why the effects of alcohol can vary widely among individuals.</p><p>Danny Winder is an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University where his <a href="http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=winder">research lab</a> focuses on understanding the synaptic mechanisms behind anxiety and addiction. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 36692 at http://wamc.org Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction