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Changes in Higher Education

Changes in Higher Education

August 19, 2019

In the 1970's, male college students vastly outnumbered the females enrolled; whereas today there are over 2 million more women than men attending college. This and other changes in higher education are discussed by Dean Frederick and his panel of guests: Charles Jenkins, Professor of Education and former UNC Pembroke Provost and Chancellor; Ralph Steeds, Professor Emeritus and printmaker; and Sara Oswald, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Theatre and Foreign Languages.

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Rural Poverty

Rural Poverty

July 31, 2019

American Dream notions of social mobility notwithstanding, many people face difficulties that make it hard to climb out of poverty. What obstacles exist, and how do experts study this important social issue?  Dean Jeff Frederick is joined by Dr. Tamara Savage (Social Work) and Dr. Bryan Robinson (Vice Chancellor of Advancement) to discuss the topic.

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Bio Tech Research

Bio Tech Research

June 25, 2019

Bio Tech research has far reaching implications for treating conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. In this episode, Dean Frederick is joined by Dr. Karen Farizatto, a research assistant professor at the UNCP Biotechnology Research and Training Center, who talks about research and teaching in Biotechnology. 

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Matters of the Law

Matters of the Law

May 30, 2019

 

Dean Frederick is joined by four UNC Pembroke attorneys: Ronette Sutton Gerber, Director, Title IX and Clery Compliance; Kaye Fraley, Campus Investigator; Megan Strickland, OVW Grant Project Coordinator; and Kelvin Jacobs, Assistant General Council.

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Science Communication

Science Communication

April 30, 2019

How do scientists communicate complex information to the general public? Joining Dean Frederick are trained scientists who are experts at taking science to the public arena.

Panel:  Jonathan Frederick (Director, NC Science Festival), Tamara Poles (Outreach Coordinator) both from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (UNC Chapel Hill), Velinda Woriax (Chair, UNC Pembroke Biology Department), and Amy Gross (UNC Pembroke, Geology and Geography Department).

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Words of the South: Southern Literature

Words of the South: Southern Literature

March 29, 2019

Literature of the southern United States is rich in tradition. In this episode, Jeff Frederick is joined by Julie Kane, poet laureate of Louisiana (2011-2013) and professor emeritus at Northwestern University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. They are joined by Peter Grimes, Aaron Cole, and Richard Vela from UNCP's Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages.

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Magic of the Spanish Language

Magic of the Spanish Language

February 9, 2019

There are over 400 million native Spanish speakers in the world today.  In this episode, Dean Frederick talks with UNC Pembroke faculty about learning and working with the language. He's joined by Diana Lee, Milagros Lopez-Fred, and Richard Vela (English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages) and Christopher Wooley (History). 

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Great Teaching

Great Teaching

January 23, 2019

 

Great teaching requires dedication and hard work. In this episode, Jeff Frederick is joined by award-winning UNC Pembroke faculty who share their tricks of the trade: Melissa Edwards (Mathematics & Computer Science), Michele Fazio (English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages), Scott Hicks (Teaching and Learning Center), and Conner Sandefur (Biology).

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The Science of Dieting

The Science of Dieting

December 1, 2018

Why do some diets work for a time and then not so much? Why are chocolate chip cookies so addictive? Dean Frederick is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kushner (Biology) and Misty Stone (Nursing) to discuss the science of dieting.

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Human-Animal Interactions and Connections

Human-Animal Interactions and Connections

November 12, 2018

Many people are crazy about animals. In this episode, Dean Jeff Frederick and faculty from the Department of Psychology discuss human-animal connections.  His guests are Dr. Kelly Charlton and Dr. Rachel Morrison. 

As mentioned in the podcast, here's Jaak Panksepp describing his early studies with tickling rats. For more on a dog MRI see this clip from BBC Earth.

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