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June 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, J. Michael Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst examines the benefits of geothermal power and why it isn’t just for Western states. Rhodes is a professor of geochemistry, volcanology, and petrology and director of the Ronald B. Gilmore X-ray Analytical Facility at UMass. Find out more about him here.
June 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, George Washington University's Merve Kavakci explores the conflict between Turkey’s desire to westernize and the government’s treatment of women wearing traditional headscarves. Kavakci is a former member of the Turkish Parliament and Lecturer in International Affairs at George Washington. Find out more about her here.
June 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler discusses why nanoparticles have the potential to make almost everything better. Schadler is a professor in RPI's department of materials science and engineering. Find out more about her here.
June 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Palladino discusses the importance of stem cells and reveals promising new methods for obtaining them. Palladino is dean of the School of Science and an associate professor of biology at Monmouth. Find out more about him here.
June 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Mahlon Grass explores the inspiration that many modern musical artists draw from classical composers. Grass is a professor and chair of the performing arts department at Lock Haven, part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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