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July 11, 2014
Our July 11 program explored the attempted ouster of the president of the University of Texas at Austin and the results of a U.S. senator's survey of campus handling of sexual assaults. In a discussion with Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week moderator Casey Green, the Association of American Universities' Hunter Rawlings III discussed the clash involving Bill Powers, president of UT-Austin, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and the board of the UT system (with Governor Rick Perry in the wings). And in our other segment, Laura Dunn of SurvJustice and Kevin Kruger of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education examined Senator Claire McCaskill's study of how colleges prevent and respond to sexual assault.

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September 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Craig Rustici discusses the myth of Pope Joan and explains how efforts to suppress the legend may have solidified Joan’s status.
September 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Elizabeth Furdell examines how she uses the historical record to diagnose ailments in individuals from the distant past. Furdell is professor of history emerita and University Distinguished Professor at North Florida, and author of The Royal Doctors and Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in England until Insulin. Find out more about her here.
September 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Philadelphia University's Randy Swearer discusses how rethinking higher education and utilizing design thinking can foster innovation. Swearer has been provost at Philadelphia University since 2009, and previously had leadership positions at Parsons The New School for Design and the National Endowment for the Arts. Find out more about him here.
September 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Pamela V. Thacher discusses why actively trying to find sleep only increases its elusiveness. Thacher is an associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence, where she teaches courses in abnormal and clinical psychology. Find out more about her here.
September 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Michael Webber discusses how when we waste food, we are also wasting valuable energy. Webber is assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UT-Austin, where he is also associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Find out more about him here.

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