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Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns.

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January 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's James Simpson leads you on a search for the real Sir Thomas More. Simpson is the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard.
January 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Skidmore College's Gordon Thompson examines the cultural and technological borrowing that made the music of the 1960s British Invasion possible and why its popularity is now multigenerational. Thompson, a professor of music at Skidmore, is author of the forthcoming "The Beatles in Process." Find out more about him here.
January 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hartwick College's Robert Titus discusses how rock formations provide information about the Earth’s past. Titus, a geology professor at Hartwick, specializes in glacial geomorphology, surficial geology, geology of the Catskill Mountains, and paleontology. Find out more about him here. (You can download this audio file directly here.)
January 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Alan Goodman explains the ultimate meaninglessness of the concept of race. Goodman, a professor of biological anthropology, teaches and writes on the health and nutritional consequences of political-economic processes such as poverty, inequality and racism. Find out more about him here. (You can download the audio file directly here.)
January 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Albany's Duncan Cumming examines the unexpected troubles faced by a touring concert pianist. Cumming is assistant professor of music at SUNY-Albany and has performed concerts around the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Find out more about him here. (To download this audio file directly, please click here.)

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