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The Academic Minute for 1.26-1.30.2015

Catch up with The Academic Minutefrom 1.26 - 1.30

Monday, January 26
Stacy Tye-Williams - Iowa State University  
Workplace Bullies
Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams is an assistant professor of communication studies and English at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on workplace bullying, narratives, incivility, and civility in the workplace. Tye-Williams is interested in how individuals use communication to create, sustain, and sometimes even destroy organizations and the people working within them. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in organizational communication.
Tuesday, January 27
Lucy Thairu - Stanford University         
Infant Mortality on Pemba Island
Dr. Lucy Thairu obtained a Masters’ degree in Biochemistry in France then an MSc. and a PhD in Nutrition from Cornell University. Her research at Cornell University was based on field studies in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The research emphasized the relevance of the social and economic context for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. The results were recognized with the Abraham Horwitz award from the United Nations’ Committee on Nutrition. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Thairu was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medicine at Stanford University in the Division of Infectious Diseases and, from 2010-2014 an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Touro University California and from 2014 an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 28
Brian Balin - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Alzheimer's Risk Factors
Dr. Brian Balin is an experimental neuropathologist who studies the link between infection and inflammation in the body and neurological disorders. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. Among his research interests are: Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae as a trigger in the neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, effects of infection and inflammation on the blood brain barrier in cerebrovascular disease, and pathogenesis of chronic disease associated with the aging process. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland.
Thursday, January 29
Kit Wesler - Murray State University
Achaeological Perspectives on Climate Change
Dr. Kit Wesler is Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Mid-America Remote Sensing Center at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky. He has conducted archaeological field work in the Middle Atlantic and Central Mississippi Valley regions of the United States, Jamaica, and Nigeria, and has published the results in regional, national and international journals. His current topical research interests include the archaeology of complex societies, the archaeology of religion, and computer applications in archaeology.

 Friday, January 30
David Zweig - University of Toronto      
Knowledge Hiding
Dr. David Zweig is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In addition, he is cross-appointed to the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on topics such as workplace privacy, organizational cynicism, psychological contract breach, and knowledge hiding in organizations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Recruitment and Selection.

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