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Underwater Cave Diving in the Bahamas: Stephanie Schwabe

Stephanie Schwabe, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies underwater cave systems in the Bahamas and is the founder of the Rob Palmer Blue Holes Foundation. She was recently featured on a National Geographic Explorer episode about a dive and a near-death experience. In addition to talking about her research on cave formation, Schwabe discusses the challenges of being female in a male-dominated discipline.

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UK Psychology Grad Wins Major Yale Fellowship

Suzanna Mitchell goes on to research infants at risk for autism at prestigious Yale University.

Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder

Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal.  Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.

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Dogs and Self-Control: Holly Miller

Holly Miller, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, has recently received a lot of press for her research, which uses dogs as experiment subjects to test the effects of glucose on self-control. Miller's research addresses the physiological reasons for failures in self-control, but her conclusions are not just useful to understanding dog psychology, since expending glucose affects all mammals, including humans.

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The Future of Vision: Ann Morris

Ann Morris, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, studies retinal regeneration and development in zebra fish. Morris discusses the potential that her research has to help people with eye diseases. 

View a photo galley of Ann Morris' lab and students here.

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Science, Technology, and Society: David Bradshaw

David Bradshaw, the Chair of the Department of Philosophy, focuses on the history of philosophy, specifically looking at science, technology, and society. His research incorporates a variety of disciplines to address the social, ethical, and technological significance of scientific advances.  

 

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Learning from Kids: Christia Brown

Christia Brown, a professor in the Department of Psychology, focuses on childhood psychology, specifically looking at gender and ethnic discrimination among children. Brown and her team work within Fayette County Schools to gather information about the sources of discrimination--sources which are often difficult to pin down.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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