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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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April 22, 2011 - 12:40pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity examines the different ways Christians around the world celebrate Easter. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion (Peter Lang). Find out more about him here.
April 21, 2011 - 11:42am
In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Charles Zola examines the meaning of Easter to Christians through history and in the present. Zola is an assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary. Find out more about him here.
April 20, 2011 - 11:51am
In today’s Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Susanne Freidberg discusses the egg’s path from seasonal consumption to year-round staple. Freidberg is a professor of geography at Dartmouth and author of Fresh: A Perishable History (Harvard University Press, 2009). Find out more about her here.
April 19, 2011 - 1:55pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicole Soper Gorden of the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses the love-hate relationship that the plant kingdom has with insects, and how some plants defend themselves. Soper Gorden is a Ph.D. candidate at UMass. Find out more about her here.
April 18, 2011 - 1:57pm
In today’s Academic Minute, Empire State College's John Beckem discusses how audio files are being used to improve communication between faculty members and students learning at a distance. Beckem is an assistant professor of finance and management studies at Empire State’s Center for Distance Learning.