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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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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.
Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus.
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February 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Greg Crane discusses the importance of Arabic translations of documents from ancient Greece.
February 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Martin Edwards explores why many countries around the world have embraced a high level of transparency concerning their economic performance.
January 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Dean Goldberg explores how political campaigns came to rely so heavily on television commercials.
January 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater examines why artificial sweeteners can be thousands of time sweeter than real sugar.