Chapman University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Dr. Ali Nayeri, Chapman University – Cosmology and String Theory

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ali Nayeri of Chapman University discusses the explanatory power of string theory cosmology. 

Ali Nayeri is an assistant professor of physics in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University in Orange, California.  His teaching and research interests are focused on string theory and string cosmology. He is also a member of Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies.

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Dr. Ali Nayeri – Cosmology and String Theory

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Dr. Brennan Peterson, Chapman University – Psychology of Infertility

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brennan Peterson of Chapman University examines the psychological challenges surrounding the issue of infertility.



Brennan Peterson is an associate professor of psychology and the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program at Chapman College in Orange, California. His research focuses on the mental health implications of infertility including couple coping processes and fertility awareness issues. He holds a Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Academic Minute
9:58 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Dr. Jason Keller, Chapman University – Bogs and the Carbon Cycle

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jason Keller of Chapman University explains how organisms alter one of life’s most fundamental processes in oxygen-poor environments.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Dr. William Wright, Chapman University – Territorial Limpets

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Wright of Chapman University explains how limpets battle it out for the best section of the tide pool. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Dr. Walter Piper, Chapman University – Loons and Deadly Combat

In today’s Academic Minute, Walter Piper of Chapman University explains why territorial disputes among loons can become a battle to the death.

Walter Piper is a professor of biology at Chapman University in Orange, California. He has studied the territoriality of Common Loons since 1993 in Oneida County, Wisconsin. His Loon Project seeks to understand how young animals acquire a breeding territory and how older, established breeders hold onto their territories for as long as possible. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Dr. Catherine Clark, Chapman University – Sunlight and Water Pollution

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Catherine Clark of Chapman University explains the connection between sunlight and water pollution.

Catherine Clark is a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Chapman University in Orange, California. Her research is primarily focused on aquatic chemistry, specifically the photochemistry of dissolved organic material in coastal and ocean waters and the sources, distribution and photochemical reactions of pollutants in local waters. She holds a Ph. D. in chemistry from Boston University.

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