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April 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of West Georgia's Jeannette Diaz-Laplante examines efforts to include mental health care in the ongoing recovery efforts in Haiti. Diaz-Laplante is an assistant professor of psychology at West Georgia, and founder of Pwogwam Sante Mantal, which provides basic mental health care to the people of Haiti. Find out more about her
April 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Robert Baker explores the need for pharmaceutical companies to seek input from independent ethics panels as part of the drug development process. Baker is director of the bioethics program at Union Graduate College, and co-editor of American Medical Ethics Revolution. Find out more about him here.
April 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Smith College's Denise McKahn describes the challenges colleges and universities face when attempting to achieve carbon neutrality. McKahn is an assistant professor of engineering at Smith. Find out more about her here.
April 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity examines the different ways Christians around the world celebrate Easter. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion (Peter Lang). Find out more about him here.
April 21, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Charles Zola examines the meaning of Easter to Christians through history and in the present. Zola is an assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary. Find out more about him here.

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