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November 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Kyle Meng explores the correlation between the occurrence of El Niño and periods of political unrest around the world. Meng is a Ph.D. candidate in sustainable development at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Benjamin questions the role happiness plays in the decision making process.
November 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Jonathan Bobaljik discusses what we can learn from studying languages on the verge of extinction. Bobaljik is a professor of linguistics at UConn, where his research addresses questions of linguistic universals. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Joan Teno explores the usefulness of the stressful transitions faced by the elderly in the last stage of life.
November 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Stuart Gaffin discusses how the colors and materials used by urban planners can reduce the higher temperatures associated with global climate change.

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