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April 24, 2014
You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the wide application of this chemical element and why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.
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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.
Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus.
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July 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores how practices introduced in the developing world could improve the efficiency of the healthcare system in the developed world.
July 19, 2012
Scott A. Roberts, co-managing partner of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, in Boston, discusses how colleges and universities should handle sexual assault allegations.
July 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Brad Bushman describes the connection between first person shooter video games and real-world marksmanship.
July 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Joe MacGregor explains the mechanics of the fracturing currently plaguing the ice sheet of Antarctica.
July 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Carl Rubino examines why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.