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April 24, 2014
You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the wide application of this chemical element and why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.

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March 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's Ken Albala dissects the competing claims concerning meat content in some popular fast foods. Albala, a professor of history at Pacific, is author of 9 books on food history including the forthcoming World Cuisines written with the Culinary Institute of America. Find out more about him here.
February 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Dustin Morrow of Temple University examines the manipulation of time, through the art of film editing. Morrow, an assistant professor-practice track at Temple University, is a film maker and writer. Find out more about him here.
February 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Priscilla Wald examines what the majority of journalists do wrong when reporting on pandemics. Wald is a professor of English at Duke and author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Find out more about her here.
February 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Randi Epstein analyzes the most sought-after traits for sperm donors. Epstein, a medical journalist and member of the adjunct faculty at the Columbia School of Journalism, is author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank. Find out more about her here.
February 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Saint Michael's College's George Dameron describes how the Black Death reshaped European society during the 14th century. Dameron, a professor of history at Saint Michael’s, is writing a book with the working title, The Making of Medieval Florence. Find out more about him here.

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