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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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August 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Franklin and Marshall College's Sylvia Alajaji reveals how the music of Islamic, female rappers undermines dominant assumptions about gender in Islamic societies. Alajaji is an assistant professor of music at Franklin and Marshall, where she teaches courses on the music and culture of the Middle East and the use of music as a political weapon. Find out more about her here.
August 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Marymount Manhattan College's Cheryl Paradis discusses her efforts to understand the inner workings of the criminal mind. Paradis is an associate professor of psychology at Marymount Manhattan and author of The Measure of Madness: Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind. Find out more about her here.
August 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses the chemical process used to remove caffeine from coffee, and where all that caffeine ends up. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here.
August 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, York University's Dayna Scott explores the legal rights of factories and the civil rights of those living downwind from pollution hot spots. Scott is an associate professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Find out more about her here.
August 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's David Hess describes green jobs and the best methods for creating them. Hess is a professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University and member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment. Before assuming his post at Vanderbilt, Hess was a professor in RPI's Department of Science and Technology Studies. Find out more about him here.