Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Dr. Lawrence Rosenblum, University of California Riverside – Unconscious Senses

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lawrence Rosenblum of the University of California Riverside, reveals how our senses are often telling us more than we consciously realize.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Dr. Judyth Sassoon, University of Bristol – Arthritic Dinosaur

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Judyth Sassoon of the University of Bristol explains the discovery of a pliosaur fossil with signs of severe arthritis.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Dr. Ben Ellis, Washington State University – Yellowstone Super Volcano

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ben Ellis of Washington State University reveals research indicating that the Yellowstone super volcano may have erupted more frequently than previously thought.

Ben Ellis is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of the Environment at Washington State University where his research interests include constraining the volume and frequency of explosive eruptions from silicic volcanoes. He holds a Ph.D in Geology from the University of Leicester.

Dr. Ben Ellis – Yellowstone Super Volcano

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Dr. Maurizio Porfiri, Polytechnic Institute of New York University – Robotic Fish

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Maurizio Porfiri of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University reveals how robotic fish can be used to influence the movement of schools of fish.

Maurizio Porfiri is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University where his research interests include dynamical systems theory, the mechanics of advanced materials, and smart materials and structures. He holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Dr. Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta – Neurobiology of Memory Storage

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta explores the physical process that allows the brain to store and retrieve memories.

Jack Tuszynski is Allard Chair and Professor of Experimental Oncology at the University of Alberta where his research interests are strongly linked to the protein tubulin and the microtubules assembled from it. He holds a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Calgary.

About Dr. Tuszynski

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Dr. Gert Lanckriet, University of California San Diego – Audio Search Engines

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gert Lanckriet of the University of California San Diego explains efforts to create a search engine for music.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Dr. Gary Evans, Cornell University – Stress and Obesity

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.

About Dr. Evans

Dr. Gary Evans – Stress and Obesity

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Academic Minute
12:27 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

2011 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives

The 2011 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives:

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Dr. Corey Angst, Notre Dame University - The iPad in the Classroom
Dr. Angst's Academic Minute on using the iPad in the classroom got the most hits in the social media arena. Here's to a man who is certainly tweet-worthy.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Dr. Tracy Alloway, University of North Florida – Social Media and Brain Exercise

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.

About Dr. Alloway

Dr. Tracy Alloway – Social Media and Brain Exercise

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Dr. Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto – Personality-Targeted Advertisements

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.

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