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April 24, 2014
You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the wide application of this chemical element and why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.
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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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February 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bard College's Eban Goodstein examines the economic costs associated with rapidly melting arctic sea ice. Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, is author of the text book Economics and the Environment. Find out more about him here.
February 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rhode Island School of Design's Liliane Wong explores the importance of adaptive reuse in green construction. Wong, a practicing architect, leads the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD. Find out more about her here.
January 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Quinnipiac University's Charles Polnitsky examines why most people don’t move while dreaming and the problems faced by those who do. Polnitsky, an expert in sleep medicine, is an adjunct professor in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac.
January 31, 2011
January 30, 2011
Amy Hassinger (The Priest’s Madonna) and Fred Arroyo (The Region of Lost Names) introduce Lewis Hyde's The Gift and discuss its cult status among writers.