North Carolina State University

This Week on the Academic Minute

Jun 30, 2014

 Monday, June 30

Dr. Volkan Topalli of Georgia State University explains how switching government assistance funds from cash to credit might reduce street crime.

Tuesday, July 1

Dr. Geoff Ball of the University of Alberta discusses metabolically healthy obesity.

Wednesday, July 2

Florida State University's Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt delves into the power of Californium.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Lynsey Romo of North Carolina State University reveals why extreme weight loss can be rough on a romantic relationship. 

Lynsey Romo is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. Her research explores how people communicate about uncomfortable issues, specifically those pertaining to health and finances. She has also examined how couples can effectively motivate one another to engage in healthier eating and exercise behaviors. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Daniel Ksepka of North Carolina State University describes the common ancestor of today’s swifts and hummingbirds. 

Daniel Ksepka is a research assistant professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University and a research associate of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. His research uses data from the fossil record and extant organisms to answer questions about major evolutionary events. He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University.