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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.04.20)

Apr 20, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute [ 2015.04.20 ]

Monday, April 20
Sandee McClowry of New York University profiles her work customizing early education.  

Tuesday, April 21
Elizabeth Thomas of The Scripps Research Institute explores the genetic factors of Huntington's Disease.

Wednesday, April 22
West Virginia University's John Christian discusses the highly complex concept of space rendezvous.   

The Academic Minute for 12.15-12.19

Dec 19, 2014

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger - Northern Arizona University
Relationships & Depression

12.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Dec 15, 2014

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Monday, December 15
Steven Barger of Northern Arizona University discusses the connection between personal relationships and depression.

Tuesday, December 16
Leah Levac of The University of Guelph details a community vitality index experiment.

Wednesday, December 17
The University of East London's Volker Thoma explains the psychology of facial recognition.

Today's Academic Minute has intergalactic ramifications!

Some close calls have raised the awareness of the threat  of asteroids potentially on a collision course with Earth. David Trilling, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, explains what we can do if we're ever faced with such an interstellar calamity.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Neil Websdale of Northern Arizona University explains efforts to better understand instances of familicide.

Neil Websdale is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northern Arizona University, and director of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative. He has worked with law enforcement and social agencies on policy issues for more than 20 years, and contributed to the establishment of a national network of domestic violence fatality review teams. Websdale holds a Ph.D. from the University of London.

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. Michelle Miller of Northern Arizona University explains why some types of information are more easily remembered than others.


Michelle Miller is a professor of psychology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her research is generally focused on language and memory, and more specifically, how normal aging affects the ability to produce and comprehend language. Her work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa of Northern Arizona University explains how advanced materials are leading to an increase in the mobility and stability of prosthetic limbs.

Kiisa Nishikawa is a Regents’ Professor of biology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Through her lab, she has overseen projects investigating the elastic properties of muscles and the neuromechanics of how frogs capture prey. Her work has been widely published and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University describes how DNA analysis can be used to trace anthrax outbreaks to their original sources.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Beier of Northern Arizona University examines how wildlife corridors can help populations of animals deal with increasing urban sprawl.