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October 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Charles Rupprecht discusses the likelihood of rabies exposure and outlines efforts to control the disease in wild animal populations. Rupprecht is director of the Rabies Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an adjunct professor in the Population Biology, Ecology , and Evolution Training Program at Emory University. Find out more about him here.
October 18, 2011
The October edition of The Pulse features a discussion with Aaron Wasserman, one of the founders of Terriblyclever Design who now leads the new Blackboard Mobile division.
October 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dana Washington compares the Jewish holiday of Sukkot to American Thanksgiving and other cultural analogs around the world. Washington is an assistant professor of English at Lock Haven, where she teaches writing and literature, and co-advises the art and literary magazine. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Minnesota State University-Mankato's Emily Stark examines how the presence of a weapon can greatly diminish an eyewitness’s ability to identify the perpetrator of a crime. Stark is a professor of psychology at Minnesota State-Mankato, where she teaches courses in psychology, social psychology, and child psychology. Find out more about her here.
October 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater describes how easily biodiesel fuels can be refined from food industry waste. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at Connecticut, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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