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July 23, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Paul Selden discusses his survey of spider fossils that is helping piece together ancient ecosystems to better understand the world at present.

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June 27, 2014
Our June 27 program featured William Durden and Ann Kirschner -- campus administrators with experience with for-profit higher education and the liberal arts -- in a discussion about both topics. They joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green in a conversation about the apparent demise of Corinthian Colleges and the federal government's role in hastening it, and about an article asserting that while private liberal arts colleges themselves may be declining, the liberal arts live on -- especially in honors colleges and other expanding programs at public institutions.
June 27, 2014
Studying the communicative relationship that parents share with their children is a great way to understand how kids learn to interact. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Merced's Anne Warlaumont explains how successful interaction catalyzes future successful interaction in children.
June 26, 2014
Imagine the medical possibilities of monitoring a person’s digestive tract from the inside out. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard Medical School's Jonathan Kotula discusses how he and and his colleagues engineered bacteria to sense environmental signals within the mammalian gut.
June 25, 2014
Racism isn’t always an overt display of prejudiced behavior or language. In today's Academic Minute, Oakton Community College's Keith Johnson discusses microaggression, small acts and subtle behavior that may be interpreted as racially biased.
June 24, 2014
Farmers want to maximize the land where they cultivate their crops. But in today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Meagan Schipanski suggests that it might be beneficial to alternate planting cash crops with cover crops.

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