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April 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Susanne Freidberg discusses the egg’s path from seasonal consumption to year-round staple. Freidberg is a professor of geography at Dartmouth and author of Fresh: A Perishable History (Harvard University Press, 2009). Find out more about her here.
April 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicole Soper Gorden of the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses the love-hate relationship that the plant kingdom has with insects, and how some plants defend themselves. Soper Gorden is a Ph.D. candidate at UMass. Find out more about her here.
April 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Empire State College's John Beckem discusses how audio files are being used to improve communication between faculty members and students learning at a distance. Beckem is an assistant professor of finance and management studies at Empire State’s Center for Distance Learning.
April 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity explores the cultural diversity of Christians around the world. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
April 15, 2011
The April 2011 edition of The Pulse features an interview with Ray Henderson, president of Blackboard Learn, talking about the future of Blackboard's teaching and learning division and the key differences for faculty between Angel and Blackboard 9.1.

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