Wednesday December 13, 2017

On The Academic Minute

Political scientist Michelle Pautz is featured on the popular radio program The Academic Minute for her research on movies and government officials.

Pautz, associate professor and assistant provost for the Common Academic Program, is the latest faculty on the program — a platform for professors from top colleges and universities nationwide to share “groundbreaking research and how that research helps us understand and solve the big problems that matter to us all.”

In her segment, Pautz, author of the forthcoming book, Civil Servants on the Silver Screen: Hollywood’s Depiction of Government and Bureaucrats, draws attention to the disconnect between popular opinion on government workers and depictions of them on film.

“The image we get on film is an important piece of the puzzle in understanding where we shape our attitudes,” she says.

Listen to Michelle Pautz on Academic Minute here.

Produced by Northeast Public Radio WAMC, The Academic Minute airs in nearly 70 markets. Inside Higher Ed, a leading website on higher education news, also shares the program daily.

Previously, Christian Kiewitz, professor of management, was featured for his research on bad bosses and defensive silence. Listen to Kiewitz.

Robert Brecha, professor in the renewable and clean energy program, discussed why low-energy living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Listen to Brecha.

Susan Davies, associate professor of school psychology, shared her research on concussions in the classroom. Listen to Davies.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister, professor of law, spotlighted social media and the courtroom. Listen to Hoffmeister.

Kimberly Bigelow, associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, explained “why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls.” Listen to Bigelow.

And Ruth Thompson-Miller, assistant sociology professor, explained the lasting effects of Jim Crow laws. Listen to Thompson-Miller.

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