Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Dr. Nancy Kiang, Columbia University – The Color of Extraterrestrial Plants

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nancy Kiang of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explains a recent discovery that hints at the potential color of extraterrestrial plant life.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Dr. Greger Larson, Durham University – Ancient Dogs

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Greger Larson of Durham University reveals how the DNA of modern dogs is changing our understanding of what the earliest domesticated dogs were like.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Dr. Myra Finkelstein, University of California Santa Cruz – Condors and Lead Poisoning

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Myra Finkelstein of the University of California Santa Cruz explains how lead poisoning is slowing the recovery of the California condor.

Myra Finkelstein is a postdoctoral researcher in microbiology and environmental toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on human impacts to marine systems with an emphasis on contaminant-induced effects. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Dr. Erika Marsillac, Old Dominion University – Green Supply Chain Management

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Erika Marsillac of Old Dominion University reveals how going green is keeping some companies in the black.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Dr. Erran Carmel, American University – Time Zones and the International Workforce

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Erran Carmel of American University explains the challenges time zones pose to an increasingly international workforce.

Erran Carmel is a professor of information technology at American University in Washington D.C., where his research interests include the globalization of technology work, global software teams, offshoring of IT, and emerging software industries. His work has been widely published and in 2011 he authored, I'm Working While They're Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Dr. Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University – Wildlife Corridors and Genetic Diversity

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Beier of Northern Arizona University examines how wildlife corridors can help populations of animals deal with increasing urban sprawl.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Dr. Catherine Haslam, University of Exeter – Thinking About Age

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Catherine Haslam of the University of Exeter reveals how our attitudes about our age can influence our performance on mental tasks.

Catherine Haslam is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Exeter. With an expertise in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology, her research addresses various topics concerning memory (anterograde, retrograde and semantic) in younger and older adults. She holds a Ph.D. from the Australian National University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Dr. Mark Bertness, Brown University – Sport Fishing and Marsh Die-Off

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mark Bertness of Brown University reveals how sport fishing is damaging marshes along Cape Cod.

Mark Bertness is the Robert P. Brown Professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University where his lab’s research is focused on marine coastal ecology and conservation. His current project is examining the causes and consequences of salt marsh die-off in coastal New England. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Dr. Mary Gauvain, University of California Riverside – Cooking Smoke and Cognitive Development

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mary Gauvain of the University of California Riverside explains how exposure to cooking fire smoke in the developing world can impair cognitive development in children.

Mary Gauvain is a professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside. Her research is focused on understanding how social and cultural processes contribute to children's acquisition, organization, and use of cognitive skills. Her work has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Dr. Rachel Gross, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Food Insecurity and Obesity

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Rachel Gross of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University explains how fears about not having enough to eat can contribute to obesity.

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