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A history class at the University of Michigan recently had the chance to study two unique aspects of American life just before and after the end of the 19th century: African American life in the Albany area after the end of slavery…and the photograph. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to Dr. Martha Jones, the history professor whose class studied the photo albums of Arabella Chapman…and preserved them on line for all to see.

The Academic Minute for 10.6-10.10

Oct 10, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.6.2014 - 10.10.2014

10.6.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 6, 2014

October 6 - 10

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, October 6
Dr. Kathryn Heinze of The University of Michigan discusses the philanthropy of the Detroit Lions.
 

Tuesday, October 7
With the help of Cochlear Implants, Dr. Feilin Hsaio of The University of The Pacific shows how the hearing impaired can enjoy music.

Wednesday, October 8
Dr. Kristin Malecki of The University of Wisconsin Madison explores green space awareness.

The Academic Minute for 8.11-8.15

Aug 15, 2014

Monday, August 11
Alyssa Crittenden - University of Nevada Las Vegas  
Microbiota of the Hadza Tribe

8/11 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Aug 11, 2014

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, August 11
 
Dr. Alyssa Crittenden of The University of Nevada Las Vegas analyzes the gastrointestinal bacteria of the Tanzanian Hadza tribe.

Tuesday, August 12
 
Dr. Mark Hunter of The University of Michigan details the results of a landmark 30 year study of forest moths.

Wednesday, August 13

How will your fantasy baseball team do this season?

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dae Kwak, assistant professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elizabeth Pringle of the University of Michigan reveals how some tropical trees pay armies of ants to defend them against herbivorous pests. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Hsu of the University of Michigan explains how the brain deals with the pain of social rejection. 

David Hsu is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. His research interests include the neuroimaging of mood and anxiety disorders using fMRI and PET scans, the neurobiology of stress in the context of social environments, and the neuroanatomical pathways for emotional responses to stress.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sara Konrath of the University of Michigan explores the relationship between age and the ability to feel empathy for others.  

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Colleen Seifert of the University of Michigan explains why it’s sometimes hard to abandon an idea even when you know it to be false.

Colleen Seifert is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research examines cognitive modeling (computer models of human thought), knowledge representation, memory retrieval, and judgment and decision-making.

About Dr. Seifert

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