Academic Minute

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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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Dr. Katie Field, University of Sheffield – Survival Strategy of Early Plants

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.

About Dr. Field

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Academic Minute
5:04 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

The Second Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Zald of Vanderbilt University reveals why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Dr. Dean Buonomano, University of California Los Angeles – Shortcomings of the Brain

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dean Buonomano of the University of California Los Angeles explains why our brains are often biologically unequipped to accurately perceive the modern world.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Dr. Prabhjot Singh, Columbia University – Community Healthcare Workers

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Video Games and Shooting Skill

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brad Bushman of Ohio State University reveals the connection between first person shooter video games and real-world marksmanship.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Dr. Joe MacGregor, The University of Texas at Austin – Fracturing of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Joe MacGregor of the University of Texas at Austin explains the mechanics of the fracturing currently plaguing the ice sheet of Antarctica.

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