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The Academic Minute for 2015.01.12 - 01.16

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Monday, January 12
Angela Crean - University of New South Wales
Telegony
Dr Angela Crean is an evolutionary ecologist who is interested in phenotypic links between the parental environment, gamete quality, and offspring traits. She is currently an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, based in the Ecology and Evolution Research Centre within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UNSW Australia. Angela received her B.Sc (Hons) in Marine Zoology and Environmental Science from The University of Melbourne (2004) and PhD in Evolutionary Ecology from The University of Queensland (2011). She has been working with A/Prof Russell Bonduriansky at UNSW Australia since 2010, investigating mechanisms of non-genetic inheritance using neriid flies as a model study system.
 
Tuesday, January 13

Kim Haines-Eitzen - Cornell University        
Acoustic Soundscapes
Dr. Kim Haines-Eitzen (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997) is a Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions with a specialty in Early Christianity and Early Judaism in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Her first book Guardians of Letters: Literacy, Power and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature (Oxford University Press, 2000) is a social history of the scribes who copied Christian texts during the second and third centuries. She holds joint appointments in the Religious Studies Program and the Department of Classics. Her most recent book, The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity, deals with the intersection of gender and text transmission (Oxford University Press, 2012). Currently, she is working on a new project, entitled Acoustic Encounters in the Late Ancient Desert, which focuses on the desert monastic literature of late antiquity and its attention to sensory landscapes, especially the acoustic dimensions of the desert environment. To learn more, visit her website.
 
Wednesday, January 14
Mike Allison - University of Scranton  
Revolutionary Governments
Dr. Mike Allison is a professor in the department of political science at The University of Scranton. His current work asks a fundamental question related to the transition of insurgent groups to political parties that has only recently begun to be seriously investigated. Namely, how do we account for the success or failure of former insurgent groups as political parties? To date, Dr. Allison’s research has primarily focused on the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit (URNG) in Guatemala. He earned his PhD from Florida State University. Follow him on twitter at @CentAmPolMike.

Thursday, January 15
Shirley Anne Warshaw - Gettysburg College
Executive Orders
Shirley Anne Warshaw is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College, and currently serves as the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, MGA from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Gettysburg College faculty, Dr. Warshaw worked in Pennsylvania state government and served in the Governor’s Office under two governors. Dr. Warshaw has written seven books on presidential decision making and numerous book chapters and articles. Her books include The Clinton Years (2004), The Keys to Power: Managing the Presidency (2004 second edition, 1999 first edition), The Domestic Presidency: Decision Making in the White House (1997), Powersharing: White House-Cabinet Relations in the Modern Presidency (1996), Reexamining the Eisenhower Presidency (1994), The Eisenhower Legacy (1992), and most recently, The Co-Presidency of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (Stanford University Press 2009). She is currently writing an 800-page book on the evolution of the White House staff. Her research focuses on organizational decision structures for presidential decision making.
 
Friday, January 16

Anthony Bogaert - Brock University  
Human Asexuality Studies
Dr. Anthony Bogaert is Professor of Health Sciences and Psychology. He has taught human sexuality courses at the university level for over 20 years. He has published extensively on various aspects of human sexuality, including on the development of sexual orientation, the coming out experience in sexual minorities, gender differences in sexuality, and on asexuality. He is the author of the recent book Understanding Asexuality. He is also the recipient of the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence and the Distinguished Researcher and Creativity Award at Brock University in the Niagara Region of Canada.

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