Academic Minute from 8.20 – 8.24
Monday, August 20th
Bodil Christensen – University of Copenhagen
Eating as a Tool to Avoid Re-gaining Weight
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen
Tuesday, August 21st
John Kominoski – Florida International University
Dams Drive Risk of Fish Extinction in U.S.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (Miami, Florida, USA). I am an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist who studies how changes in water chemistry (elevated dissolved nutrients, saltwater intrusion) affect the rates of organic matter processes and the net effects on carbon storage in terrestrial, aquatic, and coastal wetland ecosystems. I am co-PI of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program for which I lead research projects investigating: 1) wet and dry season dynamics on aquatic ecosystem metabolism as driven by water column depth and flocculent organic matter, 2) subsidy-stress effects of saltwater intrusion on wetland soil ecosystems, and 3) long-term interactive effects of storm-induced phosphorus loading and drought on ecosystem productivity and nutrient dynamics spanning freshwater, brackish, and marine wetlands.
Wednesday, August 22nd
Keely Heuer – SUNY New Paltz
Keely Heuer is an Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in the visual culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Her research concentrates primarily on the iconography of Greek vase-painting and the interrelations between Greek settlers and indigenous populations of pre-Roman Italy. She received her PhD from New York University and was a Bothmer Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before teaching at SUNY New Paltz. Her essays have appeared in the Metropolitan Museum Journal and specialized Greek vase studies including Athenian Potters and Painters III and several supplemental volumes of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.
Thursday, August 23rd
Dominik Guss – University of North Florida
Patience Across Cultures
Dr. Dominik Güss is a psychology professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He earned a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany. Güss’ research interests include the influence of culture on higher-order cognition and terrorism. His cross-cultural research on dynamic decision-making has been funded by the National Science Foundation and a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and his cross-cultural research on creativity in five countries has been funded by a Marie-Curie IIF Fellowship of the European Commission.
Friday, August 24th
Edward Shannon – Ramapo College of New Jersey
Woody Guthrie, Charles Schulz and a comic book
Edward Shannon is a Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of NJ, where he teaches courses in American Literature and has served as the Convener of the Literature Major. He has published several articles on Woody Guthrie and was named a 2005 Woody Guthrie Fellow by the Woody Guthrie foundation. He is currently working on a book about Guthrie.