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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.
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February 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Alma College's William Gorton reveals that while Americans have displayed increasing intelligence over the past century, our political discourse has yet to follow. Gorton is an assistant professor of political science at Alma. Find out more about him here.
February 7, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's George Kester discusses what the outcome of the Super Bowl says about the stock market. Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, teaches postgraduate courses in corporate finance at Slovenia's University of Ljubljana and Australia's University of Melbourne in the summer months. Find out more about him here.
February 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's Amanda Bower examines the Super Bowl’s rare position as a shared experience in modern American society -- and what that means to advertisers. Bower is associate professor of business administration and marketing at Washington and Lee. Find out more about her here.
February 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Anthony DeBlasi of the State University of New York at Albany describes some of the distinct features of celebrations of the Chinese New Year. DeBlasi is associate professor and department chair of Chinese studies at Albany. Find out more about him here.
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.