In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Sarantakes of the U.S. Naval War College examines how tense international relations have regularly spilled over into the Olympic arena.
Nicholas Sarantakes is an associate professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. As a diplomatic historian, his research interests focus on the World War II and Cold War eras, and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2009 he published, Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kurt Rotthoff of Seton Hall University tests claims about the economic benefit of investing in large sports arenas and stadiums.
Kurt Rotthoff is an assistant professor of economics and finance at Seton Hall University where he teaches classes in economics and sports finance. His work has been published in numerous academic journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Clemson University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Freidenreich of Colby College explains the historical meaning of dietary restrictions within the world's major monotheistic religions.
David Freidenreich is the Pulver Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His research explores attitudes toward adherents of foreign religions, primarily as these attitudes are expressed in ancient and medieval religious law. He hold a Ph.D. From Columbia University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Heather Mattila of Wellesley College reveals how the health of a bee colony is related to the sexual behavior of the queen.
Heather Mattila is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College. Her research focuses on the role that intracolonial genetic diversity plays in the organization of communication and division of labor in honey bee colonies. She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Biology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anna Balazs of the University of Pittsburgh explains how a synthetic material could provide robots with a sense of touch.
Dr. Anna Balazs is a distinguished professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests center on theoretical and computational modeling of the thermodynamic and kinetic behavior of polymer blends and composites. She holds a Ph.D. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.