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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.
Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus.
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August 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Reading's Bhismadev Chakrabarti discusses research that is uncovering how our social interactions are influenced by our genes. Chakrabarti is an assistant professor of neuroscience in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading and a senior researcher at the Autism Research Center at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about him here.
August 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Paul Smith’s College's Curt Stager describes how the climate change we feel today will shape the Earth for the next 100,000 years. Stager is a professor at Paul Smith’s and a research associate at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute, and author of Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life On Earth (Thomas Dunne Books, March 2011). Find out more about him here.
August 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Katharine Brooks of the University of Texas at Austin answers “the question” faced by many college students. Brooks is director of liberal arts career services at UT-Austin and author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. She maintains a career issues blog for Psychology Today. Find out more about her here.
August 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Richard Young of the State University of New York Geneseo discusses how modern technology has provided a more accurate history of the Grand Canyon. Young is the Distinguished Service Professor of Geological Sciences at SUNY Geneseo. Find out more about him here.
August 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Peter Kelemen conducts a thought experiment around the political economy of climate change. Kelemen is Arthur D. Storke Professor of Geochemistry at Columbia’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Find out more about him here.