Monthly Archive:: January 2015

Angela Crean, University of South Wales – Telegony

Can your past sexual partners influence the genetics of your children? Dr. Angela Crean, an evolutionary

2015.01.12 – This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, January 12 Angela Crean of The University of New South Wales teaches us about telegony.

David Cotter, Union College – Gender Inequality Trends

Are we getting closer towards achieving gender equality or have the trends begun to reverse? Dr.

Richard Peltier, UMass Amherst – Indigenous Air Pollution

The term air pollution might evoke images of an industrialized city with many factories each with

Richard Lachmann featured on The Best Of Our Knowledge

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

Charlton McIlwain, NYU – Journalistic Perspectives on Michael Brown

Without doubt, Michael Brown’s death and the related events occurring in and around Ferguson, Missouri have

Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto – Predicting Sustainability

Certain personality traits appear to have direct correlations with somewhat unrelated attitudes. Dr. Jacob Hirsh, a

Kimberly Fenn, MSU – Social Media Memories

Is your Facebook feed distorting your ability to recall events accurately? Kimberly Fenn, a psychologist at

2015.01.05 – This week on The Academic Minute

Monday, January 5 Kimberly Fenn of Michigan State University shows how social media might be corroding

Luis Zayas, The University of Texas at Austin – Latina Suicide Rates

The President’s Choice   Congratulations to Luis Zayas of The University of Texas at Austin for