In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Timothy Hatton of the University of Essex discusses the factors behind the increase in average height over the past century.
Tim Hatton is a professor of economics at the University of Essex where his research is focused on economic history and applied economics. He has published extensively on the economic history of labor markets, including the issues of unemployment, poverty and the causes and effects of international migration. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lisa Peschel of the University of York discusses the discovery of theatrical works that were only performed in World War II Jewish ghettos.
Lisa Peschel is a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of York. Her research interests include theories of affect, identity and subjectivity, as well as understanding trauma, humour, and the role that theatrical performance plays within societies in crisis. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Francisco Beron-Vera discusses vortices that transport bodies of water around the globe.
Francisco Beron-Vera is a research associate professor in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. He research interests include the transport and mixing processes in geophysical fluids as well as geophysical fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nadine Barlow of Northern Arizona University reveals why some craters on Mars have resisted erosion.
Nadine Barlow is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University. Her research focuses on impact craters throughout the solar system and how variations in their appearance provide information about the characteristics of the surface materials in which they form, such as the presence or lack of near-surface water and ice. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bazbek Davletov of the University of Sheffield explains why Botox could be the next great pain medication.
Bazbek Davletov is the Chair in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield where he is working on developing treatments for chronic pain and cancer using protein stapling. Professor Davletov designed this new therapeutic approach while working at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Candi Cann of Baylor University reveals the rising popularity of alternative memorials to the dead.
Candi Cann is an assistant professor in the Honors College and Department of Interdisciplinary Core at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her research focuses on death and dying, and the impact of remembering (and forgetting) in shaping how lives are recalled, remembered and celebrated. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Martin Hasselmann of the University of Cologne discusses the genetic process that determines the sex of honey bees.
Martin Hasselmann is a Heisenberg Fellow in the Institute for Genetics at the University of Cologne. He leads a group that studies genetic variation among honey bees and the molecular processes that influence their behavior and evolution.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sara DeLeon of Drexel reveals how exposure to environmental pollutants can alter the performance of bird songs.
Sara DeLeon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DeLeon conducted the research project into PCBs and bird songs while earning her doctorate at Cornell University.