The Academic Minute for 2016.07.11-07.15

Academic Minute from 7.11 – 7.15

Monday, July 11th
John Henderson – University of California Davis
Your Brain on Reading
Dr. John M. Henderson is a professor of psychology and core research member of the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He studies visual cognition, with a focus on reading and real world scene understanding. He uses eyetracking, computational modeling, and neuroimaging methods from cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. In addition to his scientific papers, he has also written for the public in outlets like The Conversation, Scientific American, and Slate Magazine. His research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Tuesday, July 12th
Anthony Corbeill – University of Kansas
Gender in Rome
Anthony Corbeill is a Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on classical languages, Roman literature and cultural history. He has published three books, including his most recent one Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton University Press 2015), which explores relationships between grammatical gender and Latin poetry, archaic gods, and hermaphrodites. He has also published on ancient sexuality, education, and Latin poetry. Corbeill has held fellowships at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich, Germany (a comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language), the American Academy in Rome, the Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison), and All Souls College (Oxford).

Wednesday, July 13th
Susan Loeb – Penn State University
End of Life Care in Prisons
Dr. Loeb’s program of research focuses on the health needs and issues of older inmates with chronic health conditions including those with advanced chronic illnesses who are approaching the end of life. Her research has been funded by two NIH institutes (National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Nursing Research). Over the past two decades Dr. Loeb has taught a wide array of courses across the nursing curriculum, from undergraduate through doctoral education. Most recently her teaching has been in writing-focused courses where students develop their scholarly papers or dissertations. In addition, she regularly teaches NURS 501: Issues in Nursing and Health Care.

Thursday, July 14th
Martha McClintock – University of Chicago
Overall Health
Martha K. McClintock, Ph.D. is the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology. She holds joint appointments in the Departments of Comparative Human Development and Psychology and The College. She is a member of the Committees on Neurobiology and Evolutionary Biology.

McClintock is the founding Director of the Institute and held that position until 2008. She has been at the University since 1976.

Friday, July 15th
Suniya Luthar – Arizona State University
Mothers of Tweens
Suniya S. Luthar is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1990, she served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Child Study Center at Yale. Between 1997 and 2013, she was at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she also served as Senior Advisor to the Provost (2011-2013).

Dr. Luthar’s research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, children in families affected by mental illness, and teens in upper-middle class families (who reflect high rates of symptoms relative to national norms). A mother of two grown children herself, her current scientific focus is on motherhood; studies aim to illuminate what best helps women negotiate the challenges of this life-transforming role, and to apply these insights in interventions toward fostering their resilience



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