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July 30, 2014
Some people are inherently pessimistic. Others tend to focus on the positive and maintain a sunny optimism. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jason Moser digs into the science of this aspect of human nature.

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July 27, 2014
In an interview with Inside Higher Ed's editors and reporters, Spelman College's Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses what to expect in the last year of her presidency and the state of historically black and women's colleges.
July 25, 2014
On our July 25 program, the Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and John Warner, author of Inside Higher Ed's Just Visiting blog, weigh the significance of Bill Gates's speech this week with Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green. And the University of Arizona's Gary Rhoades dissects the move by several Michigan community colleges to outsource their hiring of adjunct professors, and what it means for the adjunct movement.
July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Carlos A. Varela discusses his research that aims to improve auto-pilot technology so that errors are caught before they become large-scale aviation disasters.
July 24, 2014
Eager parents looking to aid their children’s education might take a hard look at their methodologies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Keith Robinson explains the educational benefits that occur when parents directly help their children learn.
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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