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The Academic Minute for 2015.4.13 - 4.17

Apr 17, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 4.13 - 4.17

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.16 - 3.20

Mar 20, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 3.16 - 3.20

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16)

Mar 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16 - 3.20)

Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

The Bering Strait is usually thought of as the migratory path whereby many of our ancestors found their way to America.

Dennis O'Rourke, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, is hunting for clues that might indicate a people indigenous to this area.

A University of Utah scientist is making engineering breakthroughs in the field of plasmonics using ink-jet printers.

Dr. Ajay Nahata, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, is developing new technology using parts borrowed from some somewhat old technology!

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Thomas Reichler of the University of Utah explains the connection between winds in the upper atmosphere and deep ocean currents.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah reveals how the grandmothering impulse has contributed to the length of the human lifespan. 

Kristen Hawkes is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah where her research is focused on human life history evolution. Her current approach is guided by the hypothesis that grandmothering is a fundamental shift in our genus underlying a suite of key features that distinguish humans from other great apes. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.