Academic Minute

The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1257

Credit Princetown University Press

It takes a lot to survive a zombie apocalypse: speed, endurance, cunning…and apparently a working knowledge of calculus.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of the new novel Zombies and Calculus and see why surviving a zombie attack takes brains.

We’ll also hear an essay about running away from your school bully straight into adolescence. I’ll talk to a Florida ROTC teacher who recently wrote a book about how to get into the college of your choice…and pay for it.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1253

Dr. Michelle Williams
Credit University of West Florida

For a political science professor, following the recent vote on Scottish independence was the Olympics and World Cup rolled into one.

And when you start a conversation on the topic…it’s likely the subject will drift a bit. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a professor of political science to learn the history and the teachable moments from the vote in Scotland.

We’ll also spend an academic minute with a refreshing walk in the park.

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Academic Minute
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.11-8.15

Monday, August 11
Alyssa Crittenden - University of Nevada Las Vegas  
Microbiota of the Hadza Tribe

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs

E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity.

Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, is studying the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Dr. Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University - American Heroism

"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information.

Bruce Peabody, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is studying trends as they relate to our understanding of heroism in America.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network

It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment.

Elizabeth Borer, associate professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department at the University of Minnesota, is conducting global experiments to better understand how plants grow.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network

Breakthroughs in how we understand the human brain's structure and internal communication networks are helping scientists track neurological changes over time.

Dr. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor at Cornell University's Department of Human Development, is using advancement in neuroimaging to better understand how the brain functions and changes as we age.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Dr. Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University – Cultural Shift Across Neighborhoods

The complexity of human culture is highly nuanced.

Dr. Daniel Nettle, professor of behavioral sciences at Newcastle University, observed striking cultural differences even in people living geographically close to one another.

Dr. Daniel Nettle is a professor of behavioral science at Newcastle University's Centre for Behavior and Evolution. His research focuses on evolution, development, and psychological underpinnings of behavior. He received a PhD in biological anthropology from University College London in 1996.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Dr. Veronica Davidov, Monmouth University – Ecotourism and the Extraction Nexus

Tourism and industry, in some locations, have a tangled and complicated relationship

Dr. Veronica Davidov, assistant professor of anthropology at Monmouth University, observes the interesting symbiosis these two unrelated fields can sometimes have.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Neal of Michigan State University reveals the assumptions that many children have about friendship and gender.

Jennifer Neal is an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University where her research addresses the influences of peer and teacher social networks on childhood educational outcomes. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago.

About Dr. Neal

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