Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014.12.22 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 22
Stephen Stearns of Yale University offers a contemporary analysis of human evolution.

Tuesday, December 23
Brooke Macnamara of Case Western Reserve University explores the efficacy of practice.

Wednesday, December 24
SUNY ESF's Tim Volk profiles the renewable resource: biomass.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.15-12.19

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger - Northern Arizona University
Relationships & Depression

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1265

Dr. Otis Brawley is a professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. He is also the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. He talks this week about the War on Cancer.
Credit Bob Barrett / WAMC News

43 years ago this month, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, effectively starting the so-called War on Cancer.

The law greatly increased the amount of money earmarked for cancer research and scientific study. So, how’s that war going?

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a conversation with the chief science officer of the American Cancer Society about the past, present future of cancer research.

We’ll also visit a high school in Niagara Falls that is devoting a lot of time and money into STEM education.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

12.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

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Monday, December 15
Steven Barger of Northern Arizona University discusses the connection between personal relationships and depression.

Tuesday, December 16
Leah Levac of The University of Guelph details a community vitality index experiment.

Wednesday, December 17
The University of East London's Volker Thoma explains the psychology of facial recognition.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.8-12.12

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1264

Dr. Linnea Baudhuin talks about the at-home genetic test 23andMe with Bob Barrett on this week's program. Dr. Baudhuin is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Co-Director of the Personalized Genomics Laboratory, Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine, and the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at the Clinic.
Credit Mayo Clinic dot org

We’ve talked a lot about genetic testing on this program over the past year or so. The amount of data that can come from the human genome seems to be growing by the day.

And there are companies that are using that data to market genetic tests for home use. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about a test called 23 and Me…and find out why the FDA has banned it from being used as a genetic health screen in the US.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

2014.12.08 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 8
Steven Soifer of The University of Memphis discusses a common yet often undiagnosed affliction.

Tuesday, December 9
Jean M. Twenge of San Diego State University profiles the growth of our overall suspicion.

Wednesday, December 10
The University of Surrey's Radu Sporea explains the nature of technological nomenclature.   

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.01-12.05

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby - UMass Amherst
New Adhesive Technology

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1263

Even with all the innovations and new teaching techniques schools have introduced in the last few decades, the actual school day has looked pretty much the same.  Students go to class, listen to a teacher and take notes, then are off to do homework or study for an exam.  But there is a trend starting to take hold in some schools that reverses that school day. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about schools that are flipping classes…and how it has succeeded where other innovations have failed.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

2014.12.01 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby of UMass Amherst profiles advances in adhesive technology

Tuesday, December 2
Brian Southwell of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses the disparity of information disseminated via social media.

Wednesday, December 3
SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer investigates the intersection of health and crime.  

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