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The Academic Minute for 2023.07.17-2023.07.21

The Academic Minute from 7.17 – 7.21

Linda Charmaraman Wellesley College
When It Comes to Teens and Screens, Pets Can Have Surprising Benefits
Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College and director of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab. Her research interests include technology and adolescent health, digital citizenship, innovative research methods to include overlooked and hidden populations, and how social identities such as gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and political affiliation affect wellbeing.

Paula Rochon – University of Toronto
Filling a Gap: Women’s Age Lab
Dr. Paula Rochon, MD, MPH, FCRPC, is Founding Director of Women’s Age Lab, a geriatrician and senior scientist at Women’s College Hospital and ICES in Toronto. She received her medical degree from McMaster University and Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rochon is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto (UofT) and is the inaugural RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine at UofT. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Fellow of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (FCGS).

Sam Kruger – University of Texas at Austin
How Finance and Economics Research Increased During the Pandemic
Sam Kruger is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. His research interests include financial intermediation, household finance, real estate, corporate finance, and asset pricing.

Samantha Dodson – University of British Columbia
The Morality of Himpathy for Sexual Harassers
Dr. Samantha Dodson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Her research broadly focuses on how employees’ cognitions and emotions affect their interpersonal outcomes, with an emphasis on understanding the causes, consequences, and alleviation of women’s distress in organizations.

Bryant Simon – Temple University
The History of Public Bathrooms, A Story of Inequality
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Bryant Simon is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of four books about US History, most recently, The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives (New Press, 2018). His current project looks at the rise, fall, and tentative re-emergence of the public bathroom in the US over the last 120 years. Last year, he was awarded the Great Teacher Award at Temple. He is, in addition, an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and an elected member of the Society of American Historians.


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