Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.30)

Mar 30, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.30 - 4.3)
 
Monday, March 30
Kim Janda of The Scripps Research Institute explores the possibility of combating addiction through vaccination.

Tuesday, March 31
Jaime Cloud of Western Oregon University delves into human mating psychology.

Wednesday, April 1
The University of Alabama-Birmingham's Patricia Drentea analyzes how our increasing longevity is affecting the family structure.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.23 - 2.27

Mar 27, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.23)

Mar 23, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute [ 2015.03.23 - 03.27 ]

Monday, March 23
Nicola Mitchell of The University of Western Australia explores the potentiality of relocating a species in order to help it survive.

Tuesday, March 24
Cathy Hatcher of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is researching the embryonic development of blood vessels to treat congenital heart defects.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.16 - 3.20

Mar 20, 2015

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University of Vermont

Whenever you saw Alan Alda on the big screen or the small, he usually played a practical, well-spoken character who knows how to communicate to the audience.

Now he is working to make sure that scientists around the worlds have those safe communication skills when getting their ideas across to the public. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge we’ll hear about the Alda Center for Scientific Communication…and find out where they are setting up shop.

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16)

Mar 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16 - 3.20)

Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.9 - 3.13

Mar 13, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.9)

Mar 9, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.09)

 
Monday, March 9
Paul Matthew Sutter of The Ohio State University takes us to deep space with a profile of the cosmological concept of dark energy.

Tuesday, March 10
Jon Pierce-Shimomura of The University of Texas at Austin is working with worms in an effort to treat alcoholism.

Wednesday, March 11
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Karen Bonuck explores the influence of sleep on childhood obesity.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.2 - 3.6

Mar 6, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.2)

Mar 2, 2015

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Monday, March 3
Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University offers a unique perspective on human sexuality.

Tuesday, March 4
Davide Zori of Baylor University discusses the social importance of lavish Viking feasts.

Wednesday, March 5
University of Wisconsin-Madison's Maurice Gattis profiles the results of religious endorsement of marriage equality.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.23 - 2.27

Feb 27, 2015

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If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, you know that was always called a show about nothing.

Well we won’t be nearly as funny as Jerry and the gang, but today’s program is about a whole lotta nothing. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to an astrophysicist and cosmologist, it’s the same guy, about huge spaces in the universe called “cosmic voids”…and see how studying them might bring answers to some very fundamental questions about the universe.

This Week on The Academic Minute 2015.2.23 -2.27

Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Feb 20, 2015

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Over the years we’ve heard about the fight against Big Oil, Big Tobacco and, everyone’s favorite, Big Government. Well now we’re hearing about Big Data. Companies are using your data to sell you stuff…but scientists are using it in other ways. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a discussion on how clinical scientists are using big data.

We’ll also hear how fertility treatments have worked miracles for women and couples trying to have children. But those treatments have also opened up other doors, including the ability to manipulate genes and quote: build a better baby.

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.02.16)

Feb 16, 2015

2015.02.16 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2-9 - 2.13

Feb 13, 2015

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Virginia Union University

Black History Month began as Negro History Week back in 1926. It was held the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass. It was officially recognized as Black History Month in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial Celebration. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll celebrate first with a conversation about historically black colleges and universities in the US with Dr.

2015.2.9 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Feb 9, 2015

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Monday, February 9
Frank Frisch of Chapman University examines the relationship between stress and osteoporosis.

Tuesday, February 10
Rhett Brymer of The Farmer School of Business at Miami University analyzes referee bias in NCAA football.

Wednesday, February 11
University of Surrey’s David Cox explains the nanotechnology behind creating the world’s smallest snowman.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.2 - 2.6

Feb 6, 2015

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Our lives are changing faster than in just about any period in human history. And, if you’ll excuse the pun, that’s not going to change anytime soon. And some of the biggest changes have come from the ways we create, and consume, the arts. While music and literature are now more available than ever, it’s become almost impossible for someone to make the arts their life’s work…at least if they want to keeping, you know, eating.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a look at how the advances of the 21st century are pounding the creative class.

2015.2.2 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Feb 2, 2015

 

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Monday, February 2
Michele Markstein of UMass Amherst works with drosophila to improve on chemotherapy treatments.

Tuesday, February 3
Paul Matthew Sutter of Ohio State University explores nothingness through a cosmological lens.

Wednesday, February 4
University of Scranton's Jean Harris discusses the unique position of being the First Lady.

The Academic Minute for 1.26-1.30.2015

Jan 30, 2015

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The DREAM Act, legislation that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the United States and gain resident status, has been introduced into both house of congress various times in various forms since 2001. It has yet to pass, or even be voted on in the senate. President Obama has put some aspects of the act into effect with executive orders, but there are students around the country who still hope the full act will someday become law.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear from a potential "Dreamer".

2015.1.26 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 25, 2015

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Monday, January 26
Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University analyzes instances of workplace bullying.

Tuesday, January 27
Lucy Thairu of Stanford University profiles infant mortality in Tanzania.

Wednesday, January 28
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Brian Balin explores advances in research into Alzheimer's disease.

The Academic Minute for 2015.1.19-1.23

Jan 23, 2015

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The Academic Minute for 2015.01.12 - 01.16

Jan 16, 2015

Monday, January 12
Angela Crean - University of New South Wales
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2015.01.12 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 12, 2015

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The Academic Minute for 2015.1.5 - 1.9

Jan 9, 2015

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2015.01.05 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 5, 2015

Monday, January 5
Kimberly Fenn of Michigan State University shows how social media might be corroding the accuracy of memory.

Tuesday, January 6
Jacob Hirsh of The University of Toronto explores the predicative nature of personality traits.

Wednesday, January 7
New York University media professor Charlton McIlwain analyzes the journalistic slant present in news coverage of Michael Brown's death.

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