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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.
Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus.
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July 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Daniela Ribitsch explains Arthur Schnitzler’s pioneering use of inner monologue as a literary device. Ribitsch studied at Karl Franzens Universität in her home town of Graz, Austria, and is instructor of German at Lycoming College and, in 2010-11, was assistant professor of German at Lock Haven.
July 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Francine Berman discusses our growing need to store massive amounts of digital data and the problems we face in keeping our data accessible as storage formats change. Berman is vice president for research and professor of computer science at RPI. Find out more about her here.
July 15, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's John Fitzpatrick discusses what we can learn about climate change by observing Snowy Owls. Fitzpatrick is executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y. Find out more about him here.
July 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Timothy Rowe examines how the sense of smell contributed to the development of larger brains in early mammals and how modern technology is making such determinations possible. Rowe is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in UT-Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences and director of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory of the Texas Memorial Museum. Find out more about him here.
July 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Karen Baird discusses the modifications that have made health care more inclusive of needs unique to women. Baird is an associate professor of political science in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Purchase, part of the State University of New York. She is author of 2009's Beyond Reproduction: Women’s Health, Activism, and Public Policy. Find out more about her here.