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April 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rochester Institute of Technology's John Capps examines what the jokes we find funny say about our values. Capps is an associate professor of philosophy and senior associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, and co-author, with his father, Donald Capps, professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, of You’ve Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think. Find out more about him here.
March 31, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joseph Ferrari exposes many myths about why people procrastinate -- across the global cultural spectrum. Ferrari is a professor of psychology and a St. Vincent de Paul Distinguished Professor at DePaul, and author of Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done. Find out more about him here.
March 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's Peter Godfrey-Smith examines the brain of the octopus -- with the eye of a philosopher. Godfrey-Smith is a professor of philosophy at Harvard, and author of Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature and Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Find out more about him here.
March 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity discusses the deep historical roots of Egypt’s Christian minority and their role in recent political events. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine, and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
March 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's David Cortright offers context for understanding the international community’s intervention in Libya. Cortright is director of policy studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is author of the forthcoming Ending Obama’s War. Find out more about him here.