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April 15, 2014
Maybe you should let your children play with their food! In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Larissa Samuelson asserts that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process.
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September 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater describes how slight differences in molecules can have significant and possibly devastating consequences. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here.
September 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Craig Rustici discusses the myth of Pope Joan and explains how efforts to suppress the legend may have solidified Joan’s status.
September 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Elizabeth Furdell examines how she uses the historical record to diagnose ailments in individuals from the distant past. Furdell is professor of history emerita and University Distinguished Professor at North Florida, and author of The Royal Doctors and Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in England until Insulin. Find out more about her here.
September 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Philadelphia University's Randy Swearer discusses how rethinking higher education and utilizing design thinking can foster innovation. Swearer has been provost at Philadelphia University since 2009, and previously had leadership positions at Parsons The New School for Design and the National Endowment for the Arts. Find out more about him here.
September 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Pamela V. Thacher discusses why actively trying to find sleep only increases its elusiveness. Thacher is an associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence, where she teaches courses in abnormal and clinical psychology. Find out more about her here.