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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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July 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Robert Thacker discusses the work of author Alice Munro. Thacker is Dana Professor of Canadian Studies and associate dean of academic advising at St. Lawrence and author of Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives. Find out more about him here.
July 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Amit Pai of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences examines the problem of adjusting drug dosages for obese patients. Pai is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany's pharmacy college. Find out more about him here.
July 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Katie Monnin describes how the use of graphic novels in the classroom can improve reading comprehension and attitudes about reading among young readers. Monnin is an assistant professor of literacy at North Florida and author of the forthcoming Really Reading with Graphic Novels and Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels. Find out more about her here.
July 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri School of Law discusses how economists value human life and why the lives of Americans are becoming more valuable. Trachtenberg is visiting associate professor at Missouri's law school, where he teaches courses on criminal and environmental law. Find out more about him here.
July 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adam Noah of Long Island University-Brooklyn examines how the brain learns to play a popular video game and how better understanding that process can help Parkinson’s patients. Noah is technical director of the ADAM Center and MoCap Lab at Long Island's Brooklyn campus. Find out more about him here.