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The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.
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February 24, 2011 - 2:45pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Randi Epstein analyzes the most sought-after traits for sperm donors. Epstein, a medical journalist and member of the adjunct faculty at the Columbia School of Journalism, is author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank. Find out more about her here.
February 23, 2011 - 11:47am
In today’s Academic Minute, Saint Michael's College's George Dameron describes how the Black Death reshaped European society during the 14th century. Dameron, a professor of history at Saint Michael’s, is writing a book with the working title, The Making of Medieval Florence. Find out more about him here.
February 22, 2011 - 3:49pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Jennifer Borton discusses why trying to suppress negative thoughts is often counterproductive. Borton is an associate professor of psychology at Hamilton.
February 21, 2011 - 1:51pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick distinguishes the real George Washington from the mythic figurehead he has become. Baick is an associate professor of history. Find out more about him here.
February 18, 2011 - 2:53pm
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Jerry Mason breaks down the national debt and explains what your portion means to you. Mason is associate professor of finance at Saint Rose. Find out more about him here.