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Indiana Jones and the Reality of Archaeology - The Roundtable Perspective 313 w/Guest James Osborne

James Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Chicago’s connection to “Indiana Jones” and the real research that archaeologists do.

The Digital Ecosystem - The Roundtable Perspective 306 w/Guest Steve Jones

Steve Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of electronic devices such as Siri and Alexa and the influence on the way we communicate.

Consumer Behavior - The Roundtable Perspective 220
w/Guest Subhash Jha
Evolution of Kinesiology - The Roundtable Perspective 221 w/Guest Howard Zelaznik

Subhash Jha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing at Purdue Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss social cues and haptics in consumer behavior. Dr. Jha is conducting research in haptics and the effects on consumers.

Howard Zelaznik, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how the study of kinesiology has evolved and his research on Fitts' law and developing Schmidt's law.


The Roundtable Perspective 120 - Dr. Jacob Campbell

Dr. Jacob Campbell, Urban Environmental Anthropologist at the Chicago Field Museum joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how changing dynamics in the environment has an effect on Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Dr. Campbell's work with "Roots and Routes" and the Keller Science Action Center is highlighted.

Climate Change and Wildlife Extinction - The Roundtable Perspective 125

Abigail Derby Lewis, Ph.D., Chicago Region Senior Program Manager of the Keller Science Action Center joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how changing climate in cities and the removal of natural habitats is leading to the extinction of wildlife, such as the monarch butterfly.

The Roundtable Perspective 121 - Mark Bouman
Creativity, Technology and Art in Science Education - The Roundtable Perspective 124

Mark Bouman, Ph.D., Chicago Region Program Coordinator of the Chicago Field Museum joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how climate change and other effects on nature are causing certain wildlife to go extinct. The Chicago Field Museum is working with scientists in the field to help solve these problems and learn more about the world we live in.

Carolina Kaufman, Digital Learning Coordinator at the Field Museum joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how creativity, technology and art can bridge the gap in science education. Kaufman studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology Education and Innovation program and has brought that experience to the Field Museum in creating several youth programs.


The Roundtable Perspective - 113 - Dr. Suzet McKinney

Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO/Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Illinois Medical District as well as her role as Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response at the Chicago Department of Public Health where she oversees emergency preparedness for natural and man-made disasters.

The Roundtable Perspective 105 - David Pick
The Roundtable Perspective 105 - David Pick

Dr. David Pick, Professor of Psychology and Interim Department Head of Psychology at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss his experiments with horses and goldfish to try and prove they are capable of having a familiarity bias. Dr. Pick explains the differences between heuristic and rational problem solving and how cognition is a factor in a condition that is not only seen in animals but humans as well.

The Roundtable Perspective 106 - Katherine Moore Powell

Dr. Katherine Moore Powell, Climate Ecologist from the Chicago Field Museum, joins host Lee Artz Ph.D. to discuss climate change and it’s effect on Northwest Indiana and the Indiana Dunes. Dr. Moore Powell explains how the Karner blue butterfly's impending extinction has a negative effect on many different ecosystems.


Heuristic Problem Solving vs. Rational Problem Solving | The Calumet Roundtable - 286

On this episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” guest David Pick, Professor of Psychology, talks about his own personal study on horses and the difference of heuristic and rational problem-solving. Pick uses different colors to test a horse’s reaction whether it be more attracted to the colors or more distant from the colors. He also uses his research to help evaluate why an individual may pick a specific candidate when voting compared to the opposing candidate.


Homo Naledi w/ Dr. David Green | The Calumet Roundtable - 277

In his first ever televised interview, Dr. David Green sits down with our host Dr. Lee Artz to discuss the discovery of a new hominid species in South Africa, called “Homo Naledi," which is said to be of human relation. Green was a part of the research team in this groundbreaking discovery and shares his experience with us on “The Calumet Roundtable."

Ecosystems w/ Meredith Nevers | The Calumet Roundtable - 270

In this episode, Dr. Lee Artz sits down with Meredith Nevers, a microbial biologist to discuss the various changes in ecosystems. Meredith Nevers explains her experience within the field and how Indiana's ecosystem has changed as well as the global changes within the past few decades. The discussion of science and the media's understanding of it permeates this episode.


American Burying Beetle | The Calumet Roundtable - 260

In this episode host Tom Roach, Ph.D. speaks with Dr. Curtis Creighton about the Keystone pipeline and the habitat of the American Burying Beetle. His research has taken a look at the important process that these species of beetle have had on the environment. Dr. Curtis Creighton also brought some of the specimens in to be examined on set.

Women in the World of Physics | The Calumet Roundtable - 259

In this epside, guest host Neil Nemeth, Ph.D. sits down with Dr. Neeti Parashar to discuss the role that women have played in the world of physics and science. Dr. Neeti Parashar was recently nominated for 2016 Influential Woman of the Year for the "Up and Coming" women category. She explains the significance of this achievement and how her career has prospered.

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