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In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's Sam Maglio explains why names, specifically how names sound, have great influence over how/why we perceive things as we do.

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October 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dana Washington compares the Jewish holiday of Sukkot to American Thanksgiving and other cultural analogs around the world. Washington is an assistant professor of English at Lock Haven, where she teaches writing and literature, and co-advises the art and literary magazine. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Minnesota State University-Mankato's Emily Stark examines how the presence of a weapon can greatly diminish an eyewitness’s ability to identify the perpetrator of a crime. Stark is a professor of psychology at Minnesota State-Mankato, where she teaches courses in psychology, social psychology, and child psychology. Find out more about her here.
October 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater describes how easily biodiesel fuels can be refined from food industry waste. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at Connecticut, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Paul Wyckoff examines why holding teachers and students responsible for poor school performance is to ignore the single greatest factor that determines individual educational outcomes. Wyckoff is a professor of government and the director of the Public Policy Program at Hamilton and author of Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Brent Stockwell discusses why the past decade has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of new drugs. Stockwell is an associate professor of biological sciences at Columbia and an Early Career Scientist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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