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The Academic Minute for 2022.10.03-2022.10.07

The Academic Minute from 10.03 – 10.07

Monday, October 3rd
Daniel George Penn State College of Medicine
The Power of Music: Effects of a Personalized Music Intervention for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers
Daniel R. George, Ph.D, M.Sc is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D and M.Sc in medical anthropology from Oxford University in 2010. Dr. George is co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer’s, which was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2008, and has been translated into 4 languages and co-author of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).

Tuesday, October 4th
Thomas Doyle – Texas State University
Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Debate
Thomas Doyle is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas State University. His most recent book is titled Nuclear Ethics in the Twenty-First Century: Survival, Order, and Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He has published articles in journals such as Ethics and International Affairs, Global Governance, Ethics and Global Politics, International Theory, the Journal of International Political Theory, and the Nonproliferation Review.

Wednesday, October 5th
Bryan Bardine – University of Dayton
Metal Scenes Around the World Survive and Thrive in the Face of Challenges
Bryan Bardine, English professor at the University of Dayton, teaches courses on metal music and culture. He has co-edited three collections on metal: Heavy Metal Studies and Popular Culture (2016), Connecting Metal to Culture: Unity in Disparity (2017), and his most recent collection with Jerome Stueart, Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World (2022). Living Metal looks at 13 scenes around the world, from as large as Berlin or the country of Turkey, or as small as Dayton, Ohio, or Tasmania. Each chapter examines the scenes, looking at such things as what aspects are working, what scenes say about the city or country where it exists, what the strengths and weaknesses are, what roles it plays in local communities, how they are perceived by outsiders, etc. The book’s aim is to expose readers, be they fans of metal music or just fans of music in general, to the variety of metal scenes around the world. At least one chapter appears from every continent, except Antarctica, though metal scenes may exist there as well.

Thursday, October 6th
Sabine von Mering – Brandeis University
Antisemitism and Social Media Algorithms
Sabine von Mering, Ph.D. is Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at Brandeis University. She holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of California, Davis and has co-edited a number of books, including Antisemitism on Social Media (Routledge, 2022) and Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US (Routledge, 2013). She is also a climate activist with 350Mass.

Friday, October 7th
Jacob Pellinen – University of Colorado
Why Seizures are Often Hard to Diagnose
Dr. Pellinen is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a board-certified neurologist with additional board certification in epilepsy. He completed training in neurology at NYU School of Medicine, where he also completed fellowships in both epilepsy and clinical research in epilepsy.


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