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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.
The Pulse, hosted by Rodney B. Murray of University of the Sciences, is Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast
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March 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Douglas Robinson examines the environmental factors that trigger migration instincts in birds. Robinson is an assistant professor at Mount Saint Mary, where he teaches classes on animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, vertebrate biology and general biology, among others. Find out more about him here.
March 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bryant University's Amber Day examines the rise of political satire and why it is becoming a normal feature of political discourse. Day is an assistant professor in the English and cultural studies department at Bryant, and author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate (Indiana University Press), scheduled for release this month. Find out more about her here.
March 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Lindsay Hough examines efforts to develop a new class of non-addictive pain medications. Hough is professor and associate director of the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at the medical college. Find out more about him here.
March 2, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg discusses how much we have learned about galaxies in the last century, and the mysteries still awaiting discovery. Newberg is a professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy at the RPI. Find out more about her here.
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.