2015 Listener’s Choice Award


It’s that time of year again – vote for The Academic Minute Senior Superlatives Listener’s Choice Award!

Have a listen to some of the top segments from this year and cast your vote for your favorite one.

Ron Mallett, professor of physics
February 16th, 2015

Dr. Ronald Mallett – University of Connecticut

Theories of Time Travel

As we near the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, Dr. Mallet, a research professor of physics at UCONN, offers this inspiring account of studying time travel.

Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams


January 26th, 2015

Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams – Iowa State University

Workplace Bullies

Stacy Tye-Williams, professor of communication studies and English at Iowa State University, sheds some light on bullying as it occurs in the professional arena.

Dr. Allison Redlich


November 25th, 2014

Dr. Allison Redlich – University at Albany

Mental Health Courts

Dr. Allison Redlich, associate professor of criminal justice an The University at Albany, State University of New York, profiles mental health courts.

Drs. Appel & Cocroft


October 29th, 2014

Dr. Heidi Appel & Dr. Rex Cocroft – University of Missouri

Plants Can Hear

Drs. Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft, scientists at The University of Missouri, demonstrate the way plants can hear predators.

Marina D'Angelo

May 4th, 2015

Dr. Marina D’Angelo – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Canine Osteoarthritis

Marina D’Angelo, professor of bio-medical sciences at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, is working to treat canine osteoarthritis.

Michael Howell

June 2nd, 2015

Dr. Michael Howell – University of Minnesota

Paradox Lost

But, Michael Howell, neurologist at UM, is researching a sleep disorder that is characterized by intense physical motions.

Dr. Jean Twenge sits at her home in San Diego, CA on Monday, July 15, 2013. l the narcissism debate into the mainstream. By comparing 30-plus years of college personality test results, Dr. Twenge has concluded, over and over again, that younger generations are increasingly entitled, self-obsessed and unprepared for the realities of adult life. Point the finger, she says, at America's culture of self-esteem, in which parents praise every child as "special" and feelings of self-worth are considered a prerequisite to, rather than a result of, success.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times)

June 11th, 2015

Dr. Jean Twenge – San Diego State Unviersity

Millennial Sexuality

Jean M. Twenge, San Diego State psychologist, is delving into the sexuality of the age group she calls Generation Me.


Chris Ferguson

August 31st, 2015

Dr. Chris Ferguson – Stetson University

Influence of Violent Video Games

Chris Ferguson, psychologist at Stetson University, is researching if violent video games lead to real life violence.


2014-2015 Academic Minute Listener's Choice Poll

  • Stacy Tye-Williams, Iowa State - Workplace Bullies (74%, 633 Votes)
  • Marina D’Angelo, PCOM – Canine Osteoarthritis (12%, 101 Votes)
  • Heidi Appel & Rex Cocroft, University of Missouri - Plants Can Hear (5%, 47 Votes)
  • Ron Mallett, UConn - Theories of Time Travel (5%, 40 Votes)
  • Jean M. Twenge, SDSU - Millennial Sexuality (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Michael Howell, University of Minnesota – Paradox Lost (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Allison Redlich, University at Albany - Mental Health Courts (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Chris Ferguson, Stetson University – Influence of Violent Video Games (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 855

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Voting closes December 12th

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