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July 9, 2014
“They may be more resistant to climate change than we thought,” the University of Utah's Denise Dearing says about pikas. In today's Academic Minute, Dearing, a professor of biology at Utah, describes how the diet of these rabbit-like mammals is changing as they learn to survive amid changes in their environment.

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October 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Stephen Magee discusses his efforts to calculate the optimum number of lawyers required for economic efficiency. Magee is James L. Bayless/Enstar Corporation Professor of Finance and Economics at UT-Austin's McCombs School of Business. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Landmark College's Michelle Bower describes how a teacher’s perception of a student’s math ability can negatively influence their actual ability. Bower is an associate professor of mathematics at Landmark. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Robert Thacker discusses Canada’s role as the second largest supplier of oil used in the United States.
September 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Washington State University's A.G. Rud explores the philosophy behind the well-known, and not so well-known, actions of Albert Schweitzer. 
September 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's John Henderson examines chocolate’s long history in the Americas and explains how the beloved substance was used and discovered.

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