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July 21, 2014
Looking back through geologic time is possible when you know what to look for. In today's Academic Minute, Curtin University's Fred Jourdan discusses his study of mass extinction through the lens of ancient volcanic eruptions.

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July 17, 2014
Sure, chocolate is delicious, but the main ingredient offers us many health benefits as well. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University’s John Finley touts the power of cocoa.
July 16, 2014
Every day, new reports emerge of identity theft and other security breaches. In today's Academic Minute, the National University of Singapore's Artur Ekert describes his study of cryptography and improving security systems.
July 15, 2014
A process known as rescue karyotyping is allowing doctors to look back into the genetic history of a miscarriage. In today's Academic Minute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Zev Williams explains this analytic technique.
July 14, 2014
How a child learns about the concept of safety depends greatly on the conversations they have with their parents. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Jodie M. Plumert discusses her experiment to understand how safety and danger are perceived.
July 11, 2014
Our July 11 program explored the attempted ouster of the president of the University of Texas at Austin and the results of a U.S. senator's survey of campus handling of sexual assaults. In a discussion with Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week moderator Casey Green, the Association of American Universities' Hunter Rawlings III discussed the clash involving Bill Powers, president of UT-Austin, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and the board of the UT system (with Governor Rick Perry in the wings). And in our other segment, Laura Dunn of SurvJustice and Kevin Kruger of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education examined Senator Claire McCaskill's study of how colleges prevent and respond to sexual assault.

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