In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tal Ezer of Old Dominion University explains why one section of the Atlantic coast is more vulnerable to sea level rise than others.
Tal Ezer is Professor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, at the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography of Old Dominion University. His current research, as part of the University’s Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, uses computer models and data analysis to study ocean circulation and climate change. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from Florida State University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Oliver Beckers of Indiana University explains how parasitism and impending death influence the mate choice of once insect species.
Oliver Beckers is a postdoctoral research fellow at Indiana University where he studies the evolution of insects in the Moczek Lab. His current project examines the influence of an eavesdropping parasite on the communication systems of crickets. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anders Hakansson of the University at Buffalo reveals how a substance found in breast milk could turn the tide on drug-resistant superbugs.
Anders Hakansson is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University at Buffalo. His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the gram-positive pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children and the elderly worldwide.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dustin Goltz of DePaul University explains the shifting meaning of “coming out” among different generations within the gay community.
Dustin Goltz is an assistant professor in the College of Communication at DePaul University. His teaching and research interests include queer theory, representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture, homonormativity and heteronormativity, LGBTQ social movements, and queer activism.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Emily Elliott of the University of Pittsburgh explores aging sewer systems and reveals the threat they pose to the environment.
Emily Elliott is an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research seeks to trace fluxes of reactive nitrogen through atmospheric, terrestrial, and hydrologic systems using isotope geochemistry. She earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.