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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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May 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY Purchase College's Richard Gioioso describes a coming shift in the self identification of Cuban-Americans. Gioioso is a lecturer in sociology at Purchase. Find out more about him here.
May 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jeff Grabill discusses how the modern technology of texting is creating a generation of writers. Grabill is a professor and co-director of the Writing in Digital Environments Research Center at Michigan State. Find out more about him here.
May 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Jim Hendler discusses efforts to fully understand the far-reaching consequences of the development of the World Wide Web. Hendler is the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor at RPI. Find out more about him here.
May 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Holly Tucker examines early modern Europe’s cultural resistance to attempts at blood transfusion. Tucker is an associate professor at Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society and the department of French and Italian, and author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. Find out more about her here.
April 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Quinnipiac University's Paul Janensch discusses the radio roots of a rapidly disappearing entertainment genre, the soap opera. Janensch is emeritus professor of journalism at Quinnipiac. Find out more about him here.