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March 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's Peter Godfrey-Smith examines the brain of the octopus -- with the eye of a philosopher. Godfrey-Smith is a professor of philosophy at Harvard, and author of Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature and Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Find out more about him here.
March 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity discusses the deep historical roots of Egypt’s Christian minority and their role in recent political events. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine, and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
March 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's David Cortright offers context for understanding the international community’s intervention in Libya. Cortright is director of policy studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is author of the forthcoming Ending Obama’s War. Find out more about him here.
March 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas' Jennifer Hoyer examines the work of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his 21st century devotee, Lady Gaga. Hoyer is a professor of German literature at Arkansas' Fayetteville campus. Find out more about her here.
March 24, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Buffalo State College's Dwight Hennessy reveals that while cultures around the globe are often drastically different, the psychology of driving often transcends cultural divides. Hennessy is an associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York's College at Buffalo. Find out more about him here.