Texas A&M University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Dr. David Vaught, Texas A&M University – Rural Origins of Baseball

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Vaught of Texas A&M University explores big-city baseball’s rural roots.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Dr. Joseph Nagyvary, Texas A&M University – Violin Accents

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Joseph Nagyvary of Texas A&M University demonstrates the different vowel tones possessed by many high-end violins. 

Joseph Nagyvary is a professor emeritus of biochemistry at Texas A&M University. He has conducted research into the construction and tonal quality of Stradivarius and Guarnerius violins for more than 25 years. He was the first to prove that the tonal quality of such violins was the result of treatments designed to protect the instruments from worm infestation.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Dr. Darryl de Ruiter, Texas A&M University – Australopithecine Diet

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Darryl de Ruiter of Texas A&M University reveals what we can lean about the diet of Australopithecus through a chemical analysis of their fossilized teeth.

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