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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.
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August 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Carl Cranor reveals how easily the unborn are exposed to environmental toxins and discusses the medical consequences such exposure brings as children grow into adults. Cranor is a professor of psychology and member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program faculty at UC-Riverside. Find out more about him here.
August 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Stanley Glick discusses his work on a substance that could reduce cravings and clear a path to recovery for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. Glick is a professor and director of the Glick-Maisonneuve laboratory at Albany. Find out more about him here.
August 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joe Schwieterman explains a new trend that has more people renting cars and reveals why the practice should be encouraged. Schwieterman is a professor in DePaul’s School of Public Service, where his teaching and research interests include public policy, transportation, urban planning, geographic information systems, economics, and research methods. Find out more about him here.
August 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Clarkson University's Andreas Wilke discusses the unexpected benefits depression brings to the decision making process. Wilke is an assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson, where his research focuses on human cognitive evolution and the evolution of human judgment and decision-making capacities. Find out more about him here.
August 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Franklin and Marshall College's Sylvia Alajaji reveals how the music of Islamic, female rappers undermines dominant assumptions about gender in Islamic societies. Alajaji is an assistant professor of music at Franklin and Marshall, where she teaches courses on the music and culture of the Middle East and the use of music as a political weapon. Find out more about her here.