Joni Finney, UPenn – College Completion

  Not everyone takes the traditional four-year path through the university system. Joni Finney, professor at

Richard Lachmann, University at Albany – The Tonality of Textbooks

The tone of a written passage can fully influence how it is comprehended. Dr. Richard Lachmann,

James Hanna featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

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Volker Thoma, University of East London – Recognizing Faces

The way the brain processes faces, especially familiar faces, is still something of a mystery. Volker

Leah Levac, University of Guelph – Community Vitality Index

How can we best improve communities as a whole? Dr. Leah Levac, a political scientist at

Steven Barger, Northern Arizona University – Relationships & Depression

Do the people who surround you have sizable impact on your mental health? Dr. Steven Barger,

William O. Stephens, Creighton University – Stoic Philosophy & Death

The fear of death is one of the most gripping and palpable sensation humans feel. Stoic

James Pivarnik, Michigan State – GPAs & Gym Memberships

How deep does the mind/body connection go? Dr. James Pivarnik, an epidemiologist at Michigan State University,

Brian Southwell featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

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Radu Sporea, University of Surrey – Technological Nomenclature

Every commercial for new electronics is packed with flashy tech terminology meant to entice you into