The Academic Minute for 2018.04.23-04.27

 

Academic Minute from 4.23 – 4.27

Monday, April 23rd
Nikos Solounias – New York Institute of Technology
How Many Toes Do Horses Have?
Nikos Solounias, Ph.D., specializes in evolutionary biology, paleontology, anatomy. His research focuses on living and extinct ungulates such as horses, giraffes, and antelopes. Solounias teaches embryology and gross anatomy. He is also a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and a collaborator for the ongoing research of extinct ungulates at the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard. Nikos received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado, master’s degree in embryology from Clark University, and a bachelor degree in biology from Cornell.

Tuesday, April 24th
Elizabeth Tippett – University of Oregon
Employers and Sexual Misconduct
Professor Tippett researches business ethics, employment practices, and decision-making.  Her most recent research, published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, examines how employee timekeeping software can erode compliance with wage and hour laws.  A follow up study, which analyzes 300 wage and hour cases alleging digital wage theft, will be published in the American Business Law Journal.  Other recent research projects examine arbitration agreements in the sharing economy, and employee harassment trainings.

Professor Tippett also studies drug injury advertisements, which recruit consumers for lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.  In June 2017, Tippett testified before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee about how these ads may affect patient decision-making.  Her empirical studies on drug injury advertising have appeared in the American Journal of Law and Medicine, and Drug Safety, and a forthcoming study will be published in the medical journal, Urology.

Professor Tippett is a co-author of the Fifth Edition of the West Academic textbook, Employment Discrimination & Employment Law: The Field as Practiced, along with Samuel Estreicher & Michael Harper.  Her research on disparate impact litigation was cited in two opinions from the United States Court of Appeals and by the Iowa Supreme Court.  Her research on trade secrets was cited in a recent decision by the Delaware Superior Court.

Her writing for public audiences has been republished in The Washington Post, The New Republic, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Fast Company, Slate, and The Daily Beast, among others.  She has also appeared on the BBC, National Public Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Oregon Public Radio.

Wednesday, April 25th
Edward Cohen – San Jose State University
Teaching Students About Mental Illness in Vietnam
Edward Cohen, Ph.D., is Professor at the School of Social Work at San Jose State University, California, and a recent Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam. He and colleagues are completing a book about their experiences working in Vietnam to improve social work education. He teaches courses on research methods and international social work, and has published extensively about mental health services for vulnerable populations.

Thursday, April 26th
Jerusha Conner – Villanova University
Are Mass Shootings This Generation’s Vietnam War?
A strong ally to public school students and teachers, Dr. Jerusha Conner researches student activism. Her areas of expertise include youth organizing for educational change, student engagement, school reform, trends in education policy, and urban education. She is co-editor, with Sonia M. Rosen, of the book, Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States.

Friday, April 27th
Jerusha Conner – Villanova University
Students Should March and Then They Should Run
A strong ally to public school students and teachers, Dr. Jerusha Conner researches student activism. Her areas of expertise include youth organizing for educational change, student engagement, school reform, trends in education policy, and urban education. She is co-editor, with Sonia M. Rosen, of the book, Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States.

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