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July 21, 2014
Looking back through geologic time is possible when you know what to look for. In today's Academic Minute, Curtin University's Fred Jourdan discusses his study of mass extinction through the lens of ancient volcanic eruptions.

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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.
June 23, 2014
Does profit sharing improve the community at large? In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Jane Costello explains a 1994 experiment in which a tribe of Cherokee Indians opened a casino and shared the profits directly with the community.
June 20, 2014
Our June 20 program featured Arizona State University's Michael Crow and Seton Hall University's Robert Kelchen in a conversation about ASU's new partnership with Starbucks, and Juliet Lilledahl Scherer and Mirra Leigh Anson discussing their new book, Community Colleges and the Access Effect: Why Open Admissions Suppresses Achievement. They joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week's moderator, Casey Green.

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