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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.
February 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Jerry Mason breaks down the national debt and explains what your portion means to you. Mason is associate professor of finance at Saint Rose. Find out more about him here.
February 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Sean Philpott examines why women around the world are slightly more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than are men, and continuing efforts to address the disparity. Philpott is assistant professor of bioethics in Union's Mt. Sinai Bioethics Program. Find out more about him here.