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July 30, 2014
Some people are inherently pessimistic. Others tend to focus on the positive and maintain a sunny optimism. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jason Moser digs into the science of this aspect of human nature.

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October 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Christopher Coggins of Simon's Rock of Bard College describes how the Chinese practice of feng shui is rooted in principles used to effectively manage natural resources.
October 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas's Dustin Buehler examines a link between the designated hitter rule  and the frequency at which batters are hit by pitches.
October 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, York University's Aaron Dhir discusses the regulatory techniques used to encourage multinational corporations to respect human rights around the world.
October 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Michael Bloom discusses how environmental toxins are contributing to increasing rates of infertility. Bloom is an assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Albany, part of the State University of New York. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Tallys Yunes discusses how computers have greatly simplified the complex process of scheduling umpire crews for Major League Baseball. Yunes is an assistant professor of management science in Miami’s School of Business Administration.

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