Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Dr. Robert Levenson, University of California Berkeley - Genetics of Marital Bliss

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Robert Levenson of the University of California Berkeley explores the genetics nature of marital satisfaction.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Dr. Lisa Peschel, University of York – Lost Theatrical Works of the Holocaust

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lisa Peschel of the University of York discusses the discovery of theatrical works that were only performed in World War II Jewish ghettos. 

Lisa Peschel is a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of York. Her research interests include theories of affect, identity and subjectivity, as well as understanding trauma, humour, and the role that theatrical performance plays within societies in crisis. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Dr. Francisco Beron-Vera, University of Miami - Black Holes of the Sea

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Francisco Beron-Vera discusses vortices that transport bodies of water around the globe.

Francisco Beron-Vera is a research associate professor in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. He research interests include the transport and mixing processes in geophysical fluids as well as geophysical fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Dr. Nadine Barlow, Northern Arizona University – Martian Craters

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nadine Barlow of Northern Arizona University reveals why some craters on Mars have resisted erosion.

Nadine Barlow is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University. Her research focuses on impact craters throughout the solar system and how variations in their appearance provide information about the characteristics of the surface materials in which they form, such as the presence or lack of near-surface water and ice. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Dr. Bazbek Davletov, University of Sheffield - Botox And Chronic Pain

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bazbek Davletov of the University of Sheffield explains why Botox could be the next great pain medication. 

Bazbek Davletov is the Chair in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield where he is working on developing treatments for chronic pain and cancer using protein stapling. Professor Davletov designed this new therapeutic approach while working at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Dr. Candi Cann, Baylor University – The Mobility Of Modern Memorials

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Candi Cann of Baylor University reveals the rising popularity of alternative memorials to the dead. 

Candi Cann is an assistant professor in the Honors College and Department of Interdisciplinary Core at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her research focuses on death and dying, and the impact of remembering (and forgetting) in shaping how lives are recalled, remembered and celebrated. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Dr. Martin Hasselmann, University of Cologne - Genetics Of Bee Sex

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Martin Hasselmann of the University of Cologne discusses the genetic process that determines the sex of honey bees.

Martin Hasselmann is a Heisenberg Fellow in the Institute for Genetics at the University of Cologne. He leads a group that studies genetic variation among honey bees and the molecular processes that influence their behavior and evolution.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Dr. Sara DeLeon, Drexel University – How PCBs Alter Bird Songs

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sara DeLeon of Drexel reveals how exposure to environmental pollutants can alter the performance of bird songs. 

Sara DeLeon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DeLeon conducted the research project into PCBs and bird songs while earning her doctorate at Cornell University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Dr. Eric Galbraith, McGill University – The Ocean’s Nitrogen Cycle

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Erick Galbraith of McGill University explains how climate change could alter ocean currents and the marine nitrogen cycle. 

Eric Galbraith is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a marine biochemist, his research uses observations of the modern ocean, computer simulations of ocean biogeochemistry, and sedimentary records of past climate change to examine the connections between climate and marine ecosystems. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Dr. Lynsey Romo, North Carolina State University - Weight Loss and Relationships

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lynsey Romo of North Carolina State University reveals why extreme weight loss can be rough on a romantic relationship. 

Lynsey Romo is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. Her research explores how people communicate about uncomfortable issues, specifically those pertaining to health and finances. She has also examined how couples can effectively motivate one another to engage in healthier eating and exercise behaviors. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

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