Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Dr. Allen Hurlbert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Bird Migration

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Allen Hurlbert of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals how different species of migratory birds are responding to global climate change.

Allen Hurlbert is an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research lab investigates the structure of ecological communities, and the processes responsible for determining their patterns of diversity and changing composition. He holds a Ph.D. From the University of New Mexico.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Dr. G. Thomas Couser, Hofstra University – Memoir and Social Change

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. G. Thomas Couser of Hofstra University explains how memoir is often the precursor of social change and the increased acceptance of minority groups.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Dr. David Hill, Quinnipiac University – Germs on the Move

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Hill of Quinnipiac University explains the challenge of containing communicable illnesses in a highly-mobile society.

David Hill is a professor of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter School of Medicine where he is responsible for directing global public health education initiatives. He is also working to integrate global public health themes into all medical school curricula. Before joining the Quinnipiac faculty, Hill served as the director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre in London.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Burks, University of Notre Dame – Mark-to-Market Accounting

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Burks of the University of Notre Dame explains the rationale behind the practice known as mark-to-market accounting.

Jeff Burks is an assistant professor of accountancy and the Deloitte Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame where he researches the financial accounting issues and related public policy questions. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

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Dr. Jeffrey Burks – Mark-to-Market Accounting

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Dr. Raymond Boisvert, Siena College – Philosophy and Food

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Raymond Boisvert of Siena College explores how philosophers have treated the human relationship with food.

Ray Boisvert is a professor of philosophy at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.  He is currently interested in the intersection of food practices and philosophy and recently completed the manuscript, Food Transforms Philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.

About Dr. Boisvert

Dr. Raymond Boisvert – Philosophy and Food

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Dr. Derek Avery, Temple University – Diversity and Customer Satisfaction

In today’s Academic Minute, Derek Avery reveals how customer satisfaction can be tied to the diversity of a retail outlet’s workforce.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Danny Winder of Vanderbilt University explains why the effects of alcohol can vary widely among individuals.

Danny Winder is an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University where his research lab focuses on understanding the synaptic mechanisms behind anxiety and addiction. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Dr. Dianne Slavin, Long Island University – Vocal Fry

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dianne Slavin of Long Island University reveals an increase in the frequency of a little recognized feature of speech, vocal fry.

Dianne Slavin is the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and an associate professor of education at Long Island University. Her specialties include disorders of fluency, stuttering, and stroke rehabilitation.  She holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Dr. Donna Burns, The College of Saint Rose – Grief and Non-Finite Loss

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Donna Burns of The College of Saint Rose explores the range of events that can produce feelings of grief.

Donna Burns is a professor of psychology at The College of Saint Rose where her teaching and research interests include developmental psychology, grief and loss, and resilience and wellness. She holds a Ph.D. from the University at Albany.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, McGill University – How the Brain Creates Attention

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo of McGill University explains how our brains allow us to focus on more than one thing at a time.

Julio Martinez-Trujillo is an associate professor of psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research laboratory is focused on investigating how the brain transforms visual signals into coordinated motor behavior and how this process is influenced by attention. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

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