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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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The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.
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June 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Klaus Lackner of Columbia University’s Earth Institute describes his efforts to combat global warming by creating carbon-capturing artificial trees. Lackner is the Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics at Columbia and director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at its Earth Institute. Find out more about him here.
June 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Raymond Orbach explains research focused on creating a means to efficiently store green energy for on-demand use. Orbach is director of the Energy Institute at UT-Austin and former chancellor of the University of California at Riverside. Find out more about him here
June 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Bruce Tulloch examines a disagreement over reforms to science education in the United States. Tulloch is associate dean of the School of Education at Union Graduate College. Find out more about him here.
June 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Stonehill College's Ron Leone discusses the process of ratings creep and the increasing level of violence in popular films. Leone is an associate professor of media and film and chair of the Communication Department at Stonehill. Find out more about him here.
June 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Judith Kroll offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the bilingual mind. Kroll is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women's Studies and director of the Center for Language Science at Penn State. Find out more about her here.