A Smarter U is a new podcast that satisfies curious minds with the help of the University of Lynchburg.
Each episode will feature faculty, staff, and other members of the Lynchburg family talking about current events and other items of interest. Football physics, feminist superheroes, and social trends are just a few of the topics we’ll cover in future episodes.
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A Smarter U is produced by the University of Lynchburg Office of Communications and Marketing.
https://www.lynchburg.edu/wp-content/uploads/general/UL-UCM_ASmarterU_FakeNews_2019-10-15_Draft05-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHow do you know if the news is true? If you hear something is “fake news,” does that mean it’s a made up story, or does it mean the person labeling it “fake” didn’t like it? “Fake news” has been in the news […]
https://www.lynchburg.edu/wp-content/uploads/ASmarterU-Joker-Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEver wonder what makes a supervillain? Criminology professor Dr. Ken Wagner and communication studies professor Dr. Mike Robinson join this episode of A Smarter U to talk about the mental workings of the Joker, the notorious “Clown Prince of Crime” who gets his […]
https://www.lynchburg.edu/wp-content/uploads/general/A-Smarter-U-Francessca-Vasquez.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFrancessca Vaszquez ’00 leads an international team at Amazon Web Services to help companies use cloud computing technology to take their apps and businesses global. While she travels the world, she often refers back to lessons she learned while earning her computer science […]
https://www.lynchburg.edu/wp-content/uploads/general/UL-UCM_ASmarterU-KatherineS_mixdown_Draft02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSeason two, episode one of “A Smarter U” features world-renowned women’s running icon Kathrine Switzer, who got her start with competitive running at Lynchburg College (now University of Lynchburg) before she became the first woman to officially register for and run the Boston […]
https://www.lynchburg.edu/wp-content/uploads/general/A-Smarter-U-Episode-2-How-Does-Music-Start-a-Revolution.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHow does music get front-row tickets to the revolution? From coded spiritual songs that guided slaves along the Underground Railroad to Ukrainian folk songs opposing Russian invasion, music has played a role in uniting people and inspiring protest. Dr. Lindsay Michie saw this […]
What happens inside the skull when two people weighing well over 200 pounds collide at full speed? As the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams head to the Super Bowl, a physicist and an athletic trainer sat down to talk about the physics of the game and the science of concussions.