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May 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Jeanine Meyer examines the everyday importance of a basic understanding of mathematical concepts. Meyer is a professor of mathematics, computer science, and new media at Purchase, part of the State University of New York. Find out more about her here.
May 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's John Stauffer discusses the enduring cultural importance of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Stauffer is professor of English and American literature and African American studies, and chair of the History of American Civilization program at Harvard University, and author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Find out more about him here.
May 27, 2011
The May 2011 edition of The Pulse features more of an interview with Ray Henderson of Blackboard Learn, discussing the company's ePortfolios offerings, its Open Database Inititative, and competition from open source providers.
May 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Philip Fernbach reveals that when it comes to proving a point, weak evidence is often worse than no evidence at all. Fernbach is a postdoctoral research associate in Brown's Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. Find out more about him here.
May 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Pauline Oliveros examines the difference between passive hearing and active listening. Oliveros is Clinical Professor of Arts at RPI. Find out more about her here.

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