In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gary Evans of Cornell University explains the link between stress and obesity.
Gary Evans is a professor of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. He studies how the physical environment affects human health and well being among children, including the link between stress and obesity. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of North Florida explains how using social media can improve the performance of your memory.
Tracy Alloway is a professor of psychology at the University of North Florida where her research is focused on how working memory develops across the lifespan. Her research on memory has appeared in more than 250 articles.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jacob Hirsh of the University of Toronto examines how the effectiveness of advertisements could be improved by ignoring demographics and focusing on the customer’s personality.
Jacob Hirsh is an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. His teaching and research interests include emotion, self-regulation, and decision-making, as well as social neuroscience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Katie Field of the University of Sheffield explains how the earliest plants survived on an Earth that didn’t yet have soil.
Katie Field is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Her current research project is focused on the functional and evolutionary significance of symbiotic fungal associations in early land plants. She holds a Ph. D. from the University of Sheffield.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Mount Holyoke College and Newman's Own Foundation recently celebrated the second anniversary of The Academic Minute, the daily segment that has become a higher education staple by bringing the latest research from campuses around the world to listeners across the United States, Canada, and online at www.academicminute.org.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines how practices introduced in the developing world could improve the efficiency of the healthcare system in the developed world.