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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – Social Butterfly

This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.

Dr. Micah Berman of Ohio State University generated a real online buzz and won the Social Butterfly award for calculating the hidden costs an employer can expect to incur when hiring a smoker. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Dr. Christopher Kochanek, Ohio State University – Visible Supernovae

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Christopher Kochanek of Ohio State University calculates the odds of a visible supernova occurring in the coming decades.

Christopher Kochanek is a professor of astronomy at Ohio State and the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Observational Cosmology. His research interests include cosmology and gravitational lensing. His astronomic research has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey McKee, Ohio State University – Human Population and Animal Extinction

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrey McKee of Ohio State University explores the connection between human population growth and the rising rate of species extinction. 


Jeffrey McKee is a professor of anthropology at Ohio State University where he conducts research on hominid evolution and paleoecology. His current interests focus on computer modeling and simulation of evolutionary and fossilization processes. He earned his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Dr. Micah Berman, Ohio State University – The Cost of Hiring a Smoker

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Micah Berman of Ohio State University calculates the cost an employer can expect to incur when hiring a smoker. 


Micah Berman is an assistant professor in Ohio State University's College of Public Health and the Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the Ohio State University faculty, Berman was an associate professor of law at New England Law School in Boston where he served as director of the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy. He earned his law degree at Stanford Law School.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Dr. Gerald Newsom, Ohio State University – Did Byrd Reach the Pole?

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gerald Newsom of Ohio State University reexamines Admiral Byrd’s data to determine if he really reached the North Pole. 

Gerald Newsom is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Ohio State University. He recently used data and atmospheric models from the 20th Century Reanalysis Project to reassess Byrd’s 1926 mission to the North Pole.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Dr. Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University – Higher Education Gender Gap

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Claudia Buchmann of Ohio State University explains the growing gender gap that exists on college campuses.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Video Games and Shooting Skill

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brad Bushman of Ohio State University reveals the connection between first person shooter video games and real-world marksmanship.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Dr. Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Victory and Aggression

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brad Bushman of Ohio State University examines the relationship between victory and a competitor’s aggressive behavior.

Brad Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology and the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication at Ohio State University where he studies the causes and consequences of human aggression and violence.  His research has been featured on numerous television programs and in more than 100 peer-reviewed academic journals.  He holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Missouri.

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