Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Muhammed Khalifa, Michigan State University – Hip Hop Culture Identities

As hip hop culture expands, schools are expanding with it. Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, assistant professor of

Peter Turchin, UConn – Cliodynamic Models of History

Can math be used to better understand history? Peter Turchin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology

Phillip Sponenberg, Virginia Tech – Fainting Goats

The Latin nameΒ myotonia congenitamight not mean much to you, but you’ve likely seen them in action.

Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Washington University in St. Louis – RNA Messengers

RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein. But Yehuda Ben-Shahar, assistant professor

Bruce Peabody, Farleigh Dickinson University – American Heroism

“Big Data” is being mined to glean all sorts of information. Bruce Peabody, professor of political

Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota – Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network

It’s no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment. Elizabeth

Christopher Fee, Gettysburg College – What a Living Wage Looks Like

Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times. Chris

King Davis, University of Texas at Austin – Segregated Psych Centers

During the 1800s, segregation was even visible in the medical arena. King Davis, professor and director

Radu Sporea, University of Surrey – Sci-Fi Technology

The amazing technology we see in science-fiction is fast becoming reality. Radu Sporea, academic research fellow

Paul Hearty, UNC Wilmington – Climate Change Patterns

What’s the best way to study climate change? Paul Hearty, associate professor in the Environmental Studies