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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.
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September 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Pamela V. Thacher discusses why actively trying to find sleep only increases its elusiveness. Thacher is an associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence, where she teaches courses in abnormal and clinical psychology. Find out more about her here.
September 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Michael Webber discusses how when we waste food, we are also wasting valuable energy. Webber is assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UT-Austin, where he is also associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Find out more about him here.
August 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mark Harrison of the University of Warwick reveals that despite expectations to the contrary, conflicts across the globe are on the rise, and have been for over a century. Harrison is professor of economics at the University of Warwick and a research fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Find out more about him here.
August 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Brandt Kronholm of St. Mary’s College of Maryland explains Partition Theory, and uses some very large numbers in doing so. Kronholm is a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Find out more about him here.
August 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dan Caldwell examines the relationship between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caldwell is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine’s Seaver College. Previously, he served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the Executive Office of the President in Washington. Find out more about him here.