Monthly Archive:: September 2014

Patrick Forber, Tufts University – Evolution of Spite

Evolutionary theorists, by contrast, are studying what might be viewed as the brighter side of spite,

William Alex Pridemore, GSU – Incarceration and Early Death

The health care of prisoners is a topic familiar to the The Academic Minute. Where the

Ching-Hua Chuan, University of North Florida – Composing with Computers

If you’ve seen the Academy Award winning film Amadeus, you’ll recall the laborious depictions of Mozart

Hawley Montgomery-Downs, WVU – Sleep Disruption

The image of the sleep-deprived parent tending to a middle-of-the-night feeding is a common one when

Kirsten Beyer featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our

Radu Sporea, University of Surrey – Engineering Complexity

That smart-phone in your pocket is one amazing device. Dr. Radu Sporea, The Academic Minute‘s resident

Amit Bhattacharjee, Dartmouth College – Marketing Backfire

The goal of effective marketing is to target potential consumers. Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee, a professor of

Jennie Brand, UCLA – Single Mother Employment Outcomes

Being a single parent is tough. Being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. Dr. Jennie

Joshua Weitz, Georgia Tech – Co-Evolution

“Our work shows that co-evolution can yield new and unique behavior at the population scale,” explained

Frank Thompson, University of Missouri – Songbird Populations

A recent NPR piece discussed the threat of climate change on bird populations and what that