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July 9, 2014
“They may be more resistant to climate change than we thought,” the University of Utah's Denise Dearing says about pikas. In today's Academic Minute, Dearing, a professor of biology at Utah, describes how the diet of these rabbit-like mammals is changing as they learn to survive amid changes in their environment.
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August 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvey Mudd College's Paul Steinberg examines the unique position of the United States as a potential global leader on environmental issues. Steinberg is an associate professor of political science and environmental policy at Harvey Mudd (one of the Claremont Colleges) and author of Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries. Find out more about him here.
August 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Nina Marinello examines the conflicting nutritional information found in the media and how to tell good information from the bad. Marinello is coordinator of sports nutrition for the department of athletics at Albany, part of the State University of New York System. Find out more about her here.
August 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Jennifer Wesely discusses the connection between violence against women and homelessness. Wesely is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at North Florida, co-author of 2010's Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women, and author of the forthcoming Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization (Lynne Rienner Publishers). Find out more about her here.
August 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Palladino discusses efforts to create affordable personalized genomes to guide medical care. Palladino is dean of the School of Science and an associate professor of biology at Monmouth. Find out more about him here.
July 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Brent Plate examines the point at which art becomes blasphemy. Plate is a visiting associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton and author of Blasphemy: Art that Offends (Black Dog Publishing). Find out more about him here.