Northern Arizona University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dr. David Trilling, Northern Arizona University - Can an asteroid impact Earth?

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Dr. Neil Websdale, Northern Arizona University - Understanding Familicide

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Dr. Nadine Barlow, Northern Arizona University – Martian Craters

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Dr. Michelle Miller, Northern Arizona University – How We Remember

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa, Northern Arizona University – Stability and Prosthetic Limbs

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Dr. Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University – DNA and Anthrax Outbreaks

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Dr. Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University – Wildlife Corridors and Genetic Diversity

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.

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