Classic City Science

Sunday Afternoons @ 1PM & Monday and Tuesday Nights @ 8:50PM
  • Hosted by April Sorrow

Host April Sorrow interviews some of UGA's most prolific researchers to discuss not only the latest findings but how research initiatives here at The University of Georgia are directly impacting the state, the nation and even the world. These 6 minute segments air as part of Living on Earth, Sundays at 1PM and To The Best of Our Knowledge, Monday & Tuesday Nights at 8:50PM. Special thanks to Asst. Producer Kodiak Sauer, and to the staff  at Athens Science Observer for their assistance with online content.

Effects of Narcissism in Leadership

Feb 12, 2019

  What makes a great leader? Social confidence? Drive? Ambition? What about manipulation, exploitation, or entitlement? In this segment Dr. Keith Campbell, Head of the Psychology Department at UGA, explains how narcissism helps individuals achieve success. In particular, Dr. Campbell focuses on the narcissistic personalities that have inhabited one of the highest leadership positions in the world: President of the United States of America.

 

Bio-Inspired Design

Feb 4, 2019

With its 4.5 billion year head start on mankind, nature has developed some clever mechanisms for solving big problems. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks with Dr. Ramana Pidaparti, a professor and the associate dean for academic programs at the UGA College of Engineering, about the concept of Bio-Inspired Design. By combining biological concepts into engineering solutions, Dr. Pidaparti encourages undergraduate students to take inspiration from nature in order to discover novel approaches to problems that are more efficient, economical, and elegant.

Lisa Renzi Hammond

According to Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond of UGA's College of Public Health, our eyes could provide a "view" into more than just the state of our vision. Renzi-Hammond speaks with host April Sorrow about some of the overall health indicators that can be detected during an eye exam, including the growing importance of lutein in our diet. In fact it turns out, most of us would find we are afforded more time for discussing our overall health with an optometrist than the typical general practitioner. Listen back below for more details.

The University of Georgia community mourned the loss of one of its most respected and cherished professors, with the passing of Dr. Barry Hollander. Hollander was not only one of UGA's most esteemed professors, but was a regular source of expertise in the world of journalism nationwide and beyond. WUGA's Chris Shupe sits down with Science and Research correspondent April Sorrow to talk about one of their favorite segments with Dr. Hollander.

Discussing Cussing

Dec 11, 2017
https://www.seoblog.com/2014/05/profanity-hurt-search-engine-results/

Curses! If the word on the street seems a bit more colorful lately, it's not in your head. To prove it, UGA psychologist Dr. Keith Campbell is using word usage data from Google to track George Carlin’s “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV” over the past 50 years. That’s right - researchers are Googling curse words for science. Keith Campbell shares how our propensity for profanity compares with previous generations, and what these swear words can say about us today.

 

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