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The Academic Minute for 2015.3.9 - 3.13

Catch up on The Academic Minute for 2015.03.09 - 03.13

Monday, March 9
Paul Matthew Sutter - The Ohio State University  
Dark Energy
Dr. Paul Matthew Sutter is the INFN Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and Visiting Scholar at Ohio State University. Paul received his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois in 2011, and spent three years at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics. He now splits his time between Trieste, Italy, and Columbus, Ohio. He recently debuted his #AskaSpaceman podcast [AskASpaceman.com] and would love to hear from you with astronomy questions. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Tuesday, March 10
Jon Pierce-Shimomura - The University of Texas at Austin         
Treating Alcoholism with Worm Experiments
Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura, assistant professor in the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin. During his graduate career at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Dr. Pierce-Shimomura studied the mechanisms for chemotaxis and taste discrimination in the nematode C. elegans with Dr. Shawn Lockery. He then switched to a more medically relevant topic - studying the molecular basis for intoxication by alcohol as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. His work is on-going at the Pierce-Shimomura Lab.  

Wednesday, March 11
Karen Bonuck - Albert Einstein College of Medicine    
Sleep and Childhood Obesity Risk Factors
Dr. Karen Bonuck has published extensively on the impact sleep-disordered breathing and/or short sleep duration has on children, including their behavioral difficulties (Pediatrics, March 2012), special education (Pediatrics, Sept. 2012), and obesity (The Journal of Pediatrics, Dec. 2014).
She also has experience in clinical trials of anticipatory guidance- breastfeeding, bottle-weaning, oral health and sleep. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, CBS Evening News, The Huffington Post and many more major media outlets and influenced clinical and parental guidelines issued by major pediatric organizations.

Thursday, March 12
Radu Sporea - University of Surrey
Photography: The Science of Aperture
Dr. Radu Sporea is Royal Academy of Engineering Academic Research Fellow in the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey. His current research focuses on power-efficient, cost-effective large-area electronics in organic and inorganic semiconductor technologies. Additionally, Dr. Sporea enjoys traveling, podcasting, photography and public engagement in science..  

Friday, March 13
Robert Edgell - SUNY Polytechnic Institute            
Architectural Technology Management Strategies
Dr. Robert Edgell is an Assistant Professor of Technology Management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Business School in Zurich. Previously, he was a professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business and has taught at San Francisco State University’s College of Business. His current scholarly research focuses on a range of interdisciplinary topics including media as a lever for corporate governance, responsible innovation and harm (in collaboration with colleagues from Stanford University Law School), top management team creativity processes, and entrepreneurial social impact.


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