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Rachel Robinson featured on The Best of our Knowledge

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

Carrie Palmquist, Amherst College – Differences in Snap Judgments Between Children and Adults

On Amherst College Week: Do kids react differently to faces than adults? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor

Catherine Sanderson, Amherst College – Bystander Effect

On Amherst College Week: Why is the bystander effect so prevalent? Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology,

Josef Trapani, Amherst College – Hair Cells

On Amherst College Week: Little hair cells in our ears play big roles in hearing and

Sheila Jaswal, Amherst College – Retention of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

On Amherst College Week: How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities? Sheila

David Jones, Amherst College – Vulcanism and Mass Extinctions

On Amherst College Week: Volcanic eruptions have shaped life’s history on Earth. David Jones, associate professor

This Week on The Academic Minute (2018.10.15)

Amherst College Week on The Academic Minute 2018.10.15 Monday, October 15th David Jones examines if volcanoes

The Academic Minute for 2018.10.08-10.12 – Timely Topics Week

  Academic Minute from 10.08 – 10.12 Monday, October 8th Amy Bhatt – University of Maryland

Aubrey Westfall, Wheaton College – The Politics of the Headscarf

The headscarf worn by some Muslim women is becoming a tool of civic engagement. Aubrey Westfall,

F. Chris Curran, University of Maryland Baltimore County – School Resource Officers and Discipline

More and more schools have law enforcement in the hallways. F. Chris Curran, assistant professor of