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April 16, 2014
What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star. In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Victoria Kaspi discusses the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.
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May 13, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, York College of Pennsylvania's Matthew Randall examines the new set of challenges information technology is posing to college graduates as they enter the workplace. Randall is executive director of York’s Center for Professional Excellence. Find out more about him here.
May 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Brian Jensen examines how the pesticides we use to make our lawns beautiful could be altering the ecology of streams and rivers. Jensen is an assistant professor of biology at Saint Rose. Find out more about him here.
May 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Joris Drayer discusses how some professional sports teams are reassessing the value of their tickets. Drayer is an assistant professor of sports and recreation management at Temple. Find out more about him here.
May 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Steven Cohen of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines the necessity of incorporating an environmental sustainability component into all business and public-policy degrees. Cohen is executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, and director of the master’s program in environmental science and policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Find out more about him here.
May 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Charlene D’Avanzo discusses how biology professors are altering their teaching methods to address the discipline’s ever-expanding base of knowledge. D'Avanzo is professor of ecology in Hampshire's School of Natural Sciences. Find out more about her here.