Academic Minute Podcast

The Academic Minute for 2021.12.06-2021.12.10

The Academic Minute from 12.06 – 12.10

Monday, December 6th
Amanda McKinney Doane University
Pandemics, Ancient and Modern: Causes, Effects, Differences and Parallels
Amanda E. McKinney, MD, CPE, FACLM, FACOG: Dr. McKinney is the Executive Director of Doane University’s Institute for Human and Planetary Health (IHPH). She obtained her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of California-Irvine. She holds the titles of Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Executive Director for Doane University’s Institute for Human and Planetary Health. Dr. McKinney has extensively practiced medicine in clinical settings; she holds Board Certifications in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Lifestyle Medicine and possesses training in herbal and cannabis medicine.

Tuesday, December 7th
Eric Bellone – Suffolk University
The Insular Cases and U.S. Territories: The Constitution Should Follow the Flag
Eric Bellone is an Assistant Professor of Government and Applied Legal Studies at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Law School (the Franklin Pierce Law Center), an M.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Massachusetts at Lowell and is currently a doctoral candidate in Northeastern University’s Law and Public Policy program. His main area of research is the intersection of public policy and constitutional law.

Wednesday, December 8th
Joshua Rothman – University of Alabama
America’s Forgotten Domestic Slave Trade
Joshua D. Rothman is professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of three books about the history of American slavery: Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861 (2003), Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (2012), and, most recently, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America (2021).

Thursday, December 9th
Orlaith Heymann – University of Cincinnati
Understanding Abortion Clinic Selection
Orlaith Heymann, MA, is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati and a contributing member of the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN). Orlaith’s research examines how people navigate institutional policies and cultures, particularly in medicine, education, and work settings. Her research has been particularly focused on contentious social fields, such as sex education and abortion and has won awards from the National Science Foundation, PEO International, the Taft Research Center, Kunz Center for Social Research, and two competitive Research Fellowships.

Friday, December 10th
Mariusz Kozak – Columbia University
Music as a Structure of our Movements and Emotions
Mariusz Kozak is an Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University, and the author of Enacting Musical Time: The Bodily Experience of New Music. His research focuses on the relationship between music, cognition, and the body.


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