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The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.
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August 29, 2011 - 11:43am
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dan Caldwell examines the relationship between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caldwell is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine’s Seaver College. Previously, he served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the Executive Office of the President in Washington. Find out more about him here.
August 26, 2011 - 9:42am
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Sarbajit Banerjee describes his efforts to create a window coating that will hold back heat on warm days, while allowing it to pass through during the winter months. Banerjee is an assistant professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he specializes in materials chemistry and nanoscale electronics. Find out more about him here.
August 25, 2011 - 11:39am
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Carl Cranor reveals how easily the unborn are exposed to environmental toxins and discusses the medical consequences such exposure brings as children grow into adults. Cranor is a professor of psychology and member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program faculty at UC-Riverside. Find out more about him here.
August 24, 2011 - 11:38am
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Stanley Glick discusses his work on a substance that could reduce cravings and clear a path to recovery for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. Glick is a professor and director of the Glick-Maisonneuve laboratory at Albany. Find out more about him here.
August 23, 2011 - 12:34pm
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joe Schwieterman explains a new trend that has more people renting cars and reveals why the practice should be encouraged. Schwieterman is a professor in DePaul’s School of Public Service, where his teaching and research interests include public policy, transportation, urban planning, geographic information systems, economics, and research methods. Find out more about him here.