In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Vuolo of Purdue University examines how smokers can influence a family member’s decision to pick up the habit.
Michael Vuolo is an assistant professor of sociology at Purdue University. His research within crime, law, and deviance examines whether laws can affect individuals' substance use, the effect of low-level criminal offenses on employability, and the relationship between music listenership and substance use. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ian Kaplan of Purdue University explores the complex ecological and biological relationship between predators and their prey.
Ian Kaplan is an assistant professor of entomology at Purdue University where his lab seeks to apply theoretical principles from population and community ecology toward the sustainable management of crop pests. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Maryland.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ephraim Fischbach of Purdue University reveals how solar flares may soon be predicted through measuring variability in nuclear decay rates.
Ephraim Fischbach is a professor of physics at Purdue University where his current research project is investigating variability in nuclear decay rates, once believed to be a constant, and how the process is influenced by cycles of solar activity. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.