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July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Carlos A. Varela discusses his research that aims to improve auto-pilot technology so that errors are caught before they become large-scale aviation disasters.

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January 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Alan Goodman explains the ultimate meaninglessness of the concept of race. Goodman, a professor of biological anthropology, teaches and writes on the health and nutritional consequences of political-economic processes such as poverty, inequality and racism. Find out more about him here. (You can download the audio file directly here.)
January 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Albany's Duncan Cumming examines the unexpected troubles faced by a touring concert pianist. Cumming is assistant professor of music at SUNY-Albany and has performed concerts around the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Find out more about him here. (To download this audio file directly, please click here.)
January 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Elise Lemire describes how freed slaves helped shape a town integral to both the American Revolution and U.S. literature. Lemire, a professor of literature and a member of the cinema studies and women's studies faculties, is author of Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. Find out more about her here. (To download the audio file directly, please click here.)
January 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler describes her role in a project that uses the big screen to explain the nano world. Schadler is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; find out more about her here.
January 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Robert Kaufman explores the need for continued research into missile defense. Kaufman, a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security and international relations, is an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. Find out more about him here. (To open the audio file directly on your computer, click here.)

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