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November 25, 2015
The Volkswagen scandal has brought air pollution issues back to the forefront. In today's Academic Minute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Noelle Eckley Selin explores her research into the effects of the carmaker's pollution emissions.

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March 7, 2013
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Gwen Burbank, an administrator at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, who went undercover as an M.B.A. student in the university's online program. She discusses what she found -- "the good, bad and ugly" of synchronous online learning.
March 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Rochester's T. Florian Jaeger discusses how language is universally shaped by the inner workings of the human brain.
March 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Laura Mickes examines why it’s often easy to remember a friend’s Facebook status but hard to remember a profound literary quote.
March 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Kristin Bluemel explores the appeal of early 20th-century books illustrated by female engravers.
March 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's William Marling traces the roots of the detective novel to the process of urbanization.


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