The Academic Minute for 2021.12.27-2021.12.31
The Academic Minute from 12.27 – 12.31
Monday, December 27th
Carolyn Henne – Florida State University
Art and Science Collaboration with Oysters
Carolyn Henne earned her BA in Fine Arts and Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983. She worked as an Agricultural Economist until she left to study and work at Lacoste School of the Arts in France. Thereafter, she earned her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990. She worked as a custom prop fabricator for film and television, taught adjunct for VCU arts in Richmond, Peru and Scotland while showing her work actively. She moved into academic administration in 2003 serving as Administrative Director then as Assistant Dean for VCUarts until 2010.
Tuesday, December 28th
Shima Baradaran Baughman – University of Utah
The Police Myth
Shima Baradaran Baughman is a national expert on bail, prosecutors, drugs, and race and violent crime. Baughman has worked with economists and political scientists to write articles involving advanced empirical modeling and randomized controlled trials, including the largest global field experiment in the world. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, the Economist, the Washington Post, Forbes and other media outlets and she has been invited to present her work at Stanford, Cornell, Michigan, Texas, NYU, UCLA and many other law schools and to groups of federal and state judges and attorneys across the country.
Wednesday, December 29th
Art Markman – University of Texas at Austin
Coherence, Belief Change, and Convincing Other People
Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing and Vice Provost of Continuing and Professional Education and New Education Ventures at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written over 150 papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company and his radio show/podcast Two Guys on Your Head. Art is the author of several books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, Brain Briefs, and Bring Your Brain to Work.
Thursday, December 30th
Riana Anderson – University of Michigan
Stressors and the Black Community
Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia and completed a Clinical and Community Psychology Doctoral Internship at Yale University’s School of Medicine. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania supported by the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations.
Friday, December 31st
Beth Feingold – University at Albany
Beth J Feingold, PhD is an interdisciplinary environmental health scientist. Bridging geography, epidemiology and global health, her research addresses the dynamic relationship among the food system, environmental sustainability and population health.