Francis Galan, Texas A&M University–San Antonio – A Better Understanding of the Interactions Between and Kinship Among Early Texas Settler Groups
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10h ago
There’s still a lot to learn and understand about early settlements in Texas. Francis Galan, associate professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, sheds some light on the complexities of Spanish settlements in the state. Francis Galán is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where he teaches in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Galán teaches classes on Latin America, Mexico, Texas, and Caribbean. His primary research uses Spanish archival records to examine military, political, economic, and social relations in Texas under Spain ..read more
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Daniel Jaffee, Portland State University – Dependence on Bottled Water Worsens Social Inequality
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1d ago
Bottled water can be a panacea during a crisis, but it can also worsen inequality afterwards. Daniel Jaffee, associate professor of sociology at Portland State University, explores why. Daniel Jaffee is an environmental and rural sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University. His research examines conflicts over water privatization and commodification; the social, environmental, and economic impacts of bottled and packaged water; and social movements around bottled water and water justice in both the global North and South. His first book, Brewing Justice: Fair ..read more
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This Week on The Academic Minute (2024.06.24)
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2d ago
This Week on The Academic Minute 2024.06.17   Monday Ann Melissa Campbell, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair in Manufacturing productivity and professor of business analytics at the University of Iowa, looks into how to make parking more efficient for delivery drivers.   Tuesday Chris Vagasky, research program manager at the University of Wisconsin, explores lightning safety.   Wednesday Niusha Jones, assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, explores why the colors in your environment can play a role in how ..read more
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The Academic Minute for 2024.06.17-2024.06.21
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by David Hopper
2d ago
The Academic Minute from 6.17 – 6.21 MondayAnne Melissa Campbell – University of IowaMaking Delivery Driver Parking More Efficient Ann Melissa Campbell’s research focuses on freight transportation, especially on problems related to new and emerging business models, as well as the logistics of disaster preparation and relief. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and serves as an Area Editor for Transportation Science. As department chair, she led the efforts of the Tippie College of Business’ Department of Business Analytics to win the 2021 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize for excellenc ..read more
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Jane Kuehne, University of Auburn – Why Do People Have Different Musical Preferences?
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6d ago
Some love a song; others can’t stand it.  But why? Jane Kuehne, assistant professor of music education at Auburn University, has this music theory. Dr. Jane M. Kuehne is Associate Professor of Music Education and Graduate Program Officer in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the College of Education at Auburn University (in Alabama). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and supervises graduate research. Her teaching focuses on music teaching methods, teaching development lab courses, psychology of music, urban and rural music education, music educati ..read more
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Niusha Jones, Boise State University – The Power of Everyday Object Colors in Emotional Healing
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1w ago
The colors in your personal spaces could have a big impact on your mood. Niusha Jones, assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, explores why. Dr. Niusha Jones is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. Niusha’s academic research focuses on consumer motivations and psychology of brand and product design, with a particular interest in the effects of design elements on shaping consumers feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Her research has been published in leading outlets in ..read more
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Chris Vagasky, University of Wisconsin – Lightning Safety
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1w ago
Some places get more than others, but lightning is always dangerous. Chris Vagasky, research program manager at the University of Wisconsin, explores this natural phenomenon. Chris Vagasky is the manager of the Wisconsin Environmental Mesonet, a growing network of weather and soil monitoring stations in the state of Wisconsin. He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. Chris also serves on the National Lightning Safety Council as a lightning data and safety specialist, working in the United States and around the world to increase awareness o ..read more
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Ann Melissa Campbell, University of Iowa – Making Delivery Driver Parking More Efficient
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by David Hopper
1w ago
Delivery drivers don’t have it easy when it comes to parking, so how can we improve this? Ann Melissa Campbell, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair in Manufacturing productivity and professor of business analytics at the University of Iowa, looks into it. Ann Melissa Campbell’s research focuses on freight transportation, especially on problems related to new and emerging business models, as well as the logistics of disaster preparation and relief. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and serves as an Area Editor for Transportation Science. As department chair, she led the effort ..read more
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This Week on The Academic Minute (2024.06.17)
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1w ago
This Week on The Academic Minute 2024.06.17   Monday Ann Melissa Campbell, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair in Manufacturing productivity and professor of business analytics at the University of Iowa, looks into how to make parking more efficient for delivery drivers.   Tuesday Chris Vagasky, research program manager at the University of Wisconsin, explores lightning safety.   Wednesday Niusha Jones, assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, explores why the colors in your environment can play a role in how ..read more
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The Academic Minute for 2024.06.10-2024.06.14
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1w ago
The Academic Minute from 6.10 – 6.14 MondayBruce Johnson – Centre CollegeBenefits of Public Goods Do Not Justify Stadium Subsidies Bruce K. Johnson is the James Graham Brown Professor of Economics at Centre College, where he has taught since 1987. He became interested in sports economics when he developed a baseball salary model as a teaching example for his econometrics class. It led eventually to a chapter in a Brookings Institution volume on the economics of baseball in 1992. To answer the question of whether sports public goods could justify large stadium subsidies, Johnson teamed up with ..read more
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