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April 17, 2014
The leatherback turtle population is getting some much needed help. In today’s Academic Minute, John Roe of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke discusses continuing efforts to revitalize the leatherback population.
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February 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Priscilla Wald examines what the majority of journalists do wrong when reporting on pandemics. Wald is a professor of English at Duke and author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Find out more about her here.
February 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Randi Epstein analyzes the most sought-after traits for sperm donors. Epstein, a medical journalist and member of the adjunct faculty at the Columbia School of Journalism, is author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank. Find out more about her here.
February 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Saint Michael's College's George Dameron describes how the Black Death reshaped European society during the 14th century. Dameron, a professor of history at Saint Michael’s, is writing a book with the working title, The Making of Medieval Florence. Find out more about him here.
February 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Jennifer Borton discusses why trying to suppress negative thoughts is often counterproductive. Borton is an associate professor of psychology at Hamilton.
February 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick distinguishes the real George Washington from the mythic figurehead he has become. Baick is an associate professor of history. Find out more about him here.