Monthly Archive:: May 2015

Heidi Newberg, RPI – The Size of the Galaxy

This universe of ours is pretty big, and it might be bigger than we think. Heidi

Ryan Schacht, Utah – Sexual Ratios

The nature of your surroundings might dictate your desires. Ryan Schacht, post-doctoral research fellow at University

Jeff Sovern, St. John’s University – Consumer Knowledge

Do you always understand exactly what you’re signing? Jeff Sovern, professor of law at St. John’s

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.5.11)

Monday, May 11 Jeff Sovern of St. John’s University analyzes the complicated contracts we all sign.

Kathleen Hart, Vassar College – Meaningful Translations

Translation doesn’t always accurately convey the original writer’s intent. Kathleen Hart, a professor of French at

Brooke Macnamara featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

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

Mary Kate Donais, Saint Anselm College – X-Ray Fluorescence

New tools are helping archaeologists better preserve their findings. Mary Kate Donais, a chemist at Saint

Lisa Dinella, Monmouth University – Gendered Toys

Growing up, did you play with girls’ toys or boys’ toys? Lisa Dinella, a psychologist at

Elizabeth Basha, University of the Pacific – Non-Military Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, have been in the news a great

Marina D’Angelo, PCOM – Canine Osteoarthritis

Pets are just like any other member of the family, and sometimes they need some specific