University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Dr. Ripan Malhi, University of Illinois, Urbana - DNA of Indigenous Native Americans

Advances in biotechnologies have been vital in the analysis of the DNA of the first peoples of America.

Dr. Ripan Malhi, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, discusses both the importance and the difficulty of this type of research.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Dr. Aron Barbey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Emotional Intelligence

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Aron Barbey of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains efforts to understand emotional intelligence.

Aron Barbey is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Beckman Institute Cognitive Neuroscience group at the University of Illinois where he also heads the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory. His research investigates the principles of brain organization that underlie executive control, reasoning and decision making. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Emory University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Dr. Florin Dolcos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Psychology of the Handshake

The authors of the study shaking hands

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Florin Dolcos of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains the importance of the handshake in making a good first impression.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Dr. Thomas Emerson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Ritual at Cahokia

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Thomas Emerson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains a microscopic discovery that reveals big things about culture and ritual at one of North America’s largest pre-Columbian settlements.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Dr. Gene Robinson, University of Illinois – Bees and Individual Personality

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reveals why not all honey bees are mindless drones without individual personality traits.

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