Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Dr. Michael Bunce, Murdoch University – Animal DNA and Traditional Chinese Medicine

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Bunce of Murdoch University explains his work using DNA testing to identify the non-declared contents of some traditional Chinese medicines.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Dr. David Wilkinson, Liverpool John Moores University – Dinosaurs and Methane

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University examines the role methane may have played in warming the Earth during the time of the dinosaurs.

David Wilkinson is a Reader in Environmental Science at Liverpool John Moores University.  He is a generalist with wide interests within biology, environmental science, archaeology and the history of science. He is currently engaged in theoretical work on ecology and evolution. He holds a Ph.D. from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Dr. Brick Johnstone, University of Missouri – Neuropsychology of Religion

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brick Johnstone of the University of Missouri explains efforts to pinpoint the location of the religious experience through brain imaging.

Brick Johnstone is a professor of health psychology at the University of Missouri. His research interests include the neuropsychology of spiritual experiences and the recovery process following traumatic brain injuries. His findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Dr. Bridget Chesterton, Buffalo State University – European Emigration and Argentina

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bridget Chesterton of Buffalo State University reveals the common experience of European immigration to the Americas.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Newhouse of Vanderbilt University explains research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Dr. Michael Gottfried, Michigan State University – Formation of the Great Rift Valley

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Gottfried of Michigan State University reveals advances in our understanding of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and the implications for the study of human evolution.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Dr. Melissa Gibbs, Stetson University – Invasive Catfish and the Manatee

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Melissa Gibbs of Stetson University explains how an invasive species of catfish is making life hard for the manatees of Florida.

Melissa Gibbs is an associate professor of biology and Director of the Aquatic and Marine Biology Program at Stetson University. Her research interests include the ecology of springs and visual processing in fish. She Holds a Ph. D. from the University of Delaware.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Dr. Marjorie Cooper, Baylor University – Ethics and Religious Belief

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Marjorie Cooper of Baylor University explains research examining why religious belief doesn’t always translate into ethical behavior.

Marjorie Cooper is a professor of marketing at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Her areas of interest are marketing and consumer behavior, and she is an academic associate of the prestigious Goldratt Institute in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner, University of Toronto – Egyptian Archaeology

Brian Summers, courtesy of University of Toronto

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner of the University of Toronto reveals some recent finds from an archaeological excavation in Abydos, Egypt.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Dr. Tes Tuason, University of North Florida – Psychology of Overcoming Poverty

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tes Tuason of the University of North Florida explores the psychology of economic mobility.

Tes Tuason is associate professor at the University of North Florida, in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program within the Department of Public Health. Her research addresses social issues such as poverty's psychological correlates, processes, and coping, and social justice issues related to counseling minority populations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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