Seton Hall University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Dr. Vanessa May, Seton Hall University – Labor Law and Domestic Help

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Vanessa May of Seton Hall University explains why domestic workers were denied the protections of labor law for most of the twentieth century. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Dr. Heath Brown, Seton Hall University – Political Activity and Non-Profits

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Heath Brown of Seton Hall University explores how some immigrant-serving organizations work to encourage voting.


Heath Brown is an assistant professor of political science at Seton Hall University, where his current research focuses on nonprofits, interest groups, and the presidency. In 2012 he published Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition and he recently received a grant to study immigrant groups and the 2012 election.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Dr. Stephen Pirog, Seton Hall University – Smartphone Addiction

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stephen Pirog of Seton Hall University explains the strong bond between many young people and their smartphones.


Stephen Pirog is Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing at Seton Hall University.  His research interests are focused on the economic and social impacts of marketing practice, as well as marketing history. He earned his Ph.D. at Temple University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Dr. William Connell, Seton Hall University – Niccolo Machiavelli

This week we're featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives.

William Connell of Seton Hall University captured the Listener Choice award with the discovery of a long-lost letter that explains the shifting political fortunes of Niccolo Machiavelli.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Dr. James Hanson, Seton Hall University – Sea Lamprey and the Great Lakes

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Hanson of Seton Hall University reveals how chemistry is being used to combat populations of invasive sea lampreys in the Great Lakes.

James Hanson is a professor of chemistry at Seton Hall University where his research interests include organic chemistry and polymer/materials science. His research group is focused on creating materials for marine applications, including repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and anti-fouling agents. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Dr. Jose Lopez, Seton Hall University – Hot and Cold Plasma

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jose Lopez of Seton Hall University explains the various uses for the little-known fourth state of matter, plasma.

Jose Lopez is an assistant professor of physics at Seton Hall University where he has conducted extensive research in the field of plasma physics. His primary focus is in the subfield of microplasmas, where he is recognized as an international expert. He holds a Ph.D. from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Dr. James Hanson, Seton Hall University – Shark Repellent

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Hanson of Seton Hall University explains efforts to reduce unwanted encounters between humans and sharks by developing an effective repellent.

James Hanson is a professor of chemistry at Seton Hall University where his research interests include organic chemistry and polymer/materials science. His research group is focused on creating materials for marine applications, including repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and anti-fouling agents. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.

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