University of Utah

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Dr. Dennis O'Rourke, University of Utah - Life on the Bering Land Bridge

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Dr. Ajay Nahata, University of Utah - High Speed Data Transfer

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!

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Dr. Thomas Reichler, University of Utah – Stratospheric Winds and Ocean Currents

Dr. Thomas Reichler, University of Utah – Stratospheric Winds and Ocean Currents

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Dr. Kristen Hawkes, University of Utah – Grandmothering and the Human Lifespan

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.

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