The Academic Minute for 2021.06.14-2021.06.18
The Academic Minute from 06.14 – 06.18
Monday, June 14th
Brian Treanor – Loyola Marymount University
Brian Treanor is Charles S. Casassa Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He holds affiliate appointments in Environmental Studies and Irish Studies. His interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship explore a wide variety of areas, with particular emphasis on environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He is the author or editor of eight books and many articles and book chapters, as well as the founding co-editor of Fordham University Press’ Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology.
Tuesday, June 15th
Kevin Lerner – Marist College
Good Faith vs Bad Faith Press Criticism
Kevin M. Lerner is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Marist College and edits the Journal of Magazine Media. His research focuses on the intellectual history of journalism; press criticism; and magazines. His book, Provoking the Press: (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism was published by the University of Missouri Press in the summer of 2019.
Wednesday, June 16th
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.
Thursday, June 17th
Arash Javanbakht – Wayne State University
Effects of Mass Shootings on Non-Victims
Arash Javanbakht, M.D., is a psychiatrist and serves as the director of the Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC). His work is focused on anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. He often helps civilians, refugees, and first responders with PTSD.
Several research studies at the STARC examine the impact of exposure to war trauma in adults and children Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and biological and psychological factors of risk and resilience. This research examines genetic and inflammation correlates of trauma as well. This work is funded by an NICHD R01 award. Also, use of art, dance and movement, and yoga and mindfulness in helping refugee families overcome stress.
Friday, June 18th
Karla Abbott – Augustana University
Karla Abbott teaches “Behavioral Health Nursing”, “Nursing Leadership” and “Interdisciplinary Palliative Care” at the senior level. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Karla is involved in research that preserves the health of Native Americans and increases Native American participation in the STEM fields. Karla is faculty advisor to the Augustana Nursing Student Association (ANSA). She received her B.S.N. from Michigan State University, her master’s in nursing from Augustana, and her DNP from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota.