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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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October 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Paul Wyckoff examines why holding teachers and students responsible for poor school performance is to ignore the single greatest factor that determines individual educational outcomes. Wyckoff is a professor of government and the director of the Public Policy Program at Hamilton and author of Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Brent Stockwell discusses why the past decade has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of new drugs. Stockwell is an associate professor of biological sciences at Columbia and an Early Career Scientist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Calvin Chen explains the Italian fashion industry’s increasing reliance on factories owned and operated by Chinese emigrants. Chen is an associate professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, where his research interests include the political economy of East Asia, Chinese politics, work and labor politics, and rural economic development. Find out more about him here.
October 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Calvin Chen explains the Italian fashion industry’s increasing reliance on factories owned and operated by Chinese emigrants. Chen is an associate professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, where his research interests include the political economy of East Asia, Chinese politics, work and labor politics, and rural economic development. Find out more about him here.
October 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's John Hatle discusses his research using grasshoppers to understand why avoiding reproduction often increases an organism’s overall lifespan. Hatle is an associate professor of biology at North Florida, where he teaches courses in biology, anatomy, and physiology. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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