In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Wally Covington of Northern Arizona University explains why the forests of the American West have become more susceptible to large fires and outlines efforts to restore their natural ecology.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Wood of Humboldt State University explains the search for natural sources of new antibiotics.
William Wood is a professor of organic and general chemistry at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. His research is focused on the area of chemical ecology, specifically how plants and animals use chemicals to convey messages. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Hill of Quinnipiac University explains the challenge of containing communicable illnesses in a highly-mobile society.
David Hill is a professor of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter School of Medicine where he is responsible for directing global public health education initiatives. He is also working to integrate global public health themes into all medical school curricula. Before joining the Quinnipiac faculty, Hill served as the director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre in London.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Burks of the University of Notre Dame explains the rationale behind the practice known as mark-to-market accounting.
Jeff Burks is an assistant professor of accountancy and the Deloitte Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame where he researches the financial accounting issues and related public policy questions. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College explains how many Islamic communities resisted Nazi efforts during the Holocaust.
Mahnaz Afridi is an assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Her research interests include the Holocaust, interreligious identity, and post-genocide identity.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Raymond Boisvert of Siena College explores how philosophers have treated the human relationship with food.
Ray Boisvert is a professor of philosophy at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He is currently interested in the intersection of food practices and philosophy and recently completed the manuscript, Food Transforms Philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.