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April 21, 2014
The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jayanth Banavar describes how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.
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March 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Lindsay Hough examines efforts to develop a new class of non-addictive pain medications. Hough is professor and associate director of the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at the medical college. Find out more about him here.
March 2, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg discusses how much we have learned about galaxies in the last century, and the mysteries still awaiting discovery. Newberg is a professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy at the RPI. Find out more about her here.
March 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's Ken Albala dissects the competing claims concerning meat content in some popular fast foods. Albala, a professor of history at Pacific, is author of 9 books on food history including the forthcoming World Cuisines written with the Culinary Institute of America. Find out more about him here.
February 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Dustin Morrow of Temple University examines the manipulation of time, through the art of film editing. Morrow, an assistant professor-practice track at Temple University, is a film maker and writer. Find out more about him here.
February 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Priscilla Wald examines what the majority of journalists do wrong when reporting on pandemics. Wald is a professor of English at Duke and author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Find out more about her here.