In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Boylan of Rice University explores the connection between prison reform and a reduction in social aid programs.
Richard Boylan is a professor of economics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His teaching and research interests include law and economics and political economy. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and his findings on the economics of prison reform are scheduled for publication in 2014.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. C. David Williams of Harvard University explains how our bodies store and release energy as we move.
David Williams is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. His work in the Biewener Lab at the Concord Field Station is focused on understanding the control of biological motion, scaling from the molecular dynamics of individual motor molecules to the kinematics of animal movement.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Shermali Gunawardena of the University of Buffalo explains how traffic moves along the neuronal highways in the brain.
Shermali Gunawardena is an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University at Buffalo. Her research seeks to determine if the degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease is related to a defect in neuronal transport systems.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Yagesh Bhambhani of the University of Alberta reveals why hands-free cell phone use makes driving dangerous.
Yagesh Bhambhani is a professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alberta. His study of hands-free cell phone use and driving safety was conducted with the help of graduate student Mayank Rehani. Bhambhani holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta.