Oregon State University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Dr. George Poinar, Oregon State University – Ancient Spider Attack

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. George Poinar of Oregon State University reveals what a piece of amber has to say about the behavior of a long-extinct spider.

George Poinar is an entomologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and a leading authority on amber. He is also the author of numerous books, including The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World, Life in Amber, and The Quest for Life in Amber. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Dr. Megan McClelland, Oregon State University – Preschoolers, Attention, and Academic Success

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Megan McClelland of Oregon State University explains what a preschooler’s ability to pay attention reveals about their odds of future academic success.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Dr. Bill Ripple, Oregon State University – Large Predators and Ecological Health

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bill Ripple of Oregon State University explains the important role large predators play in the health of any ecosystem.

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