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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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November 12, 2014
We've come very close to an interstellar calamity. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Daniel Baker is studying the dangerous weather patterns of outer space. Baker is director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and physics there. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 11, 2014
Microscopic pathogens are all around us, working to make us sick. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Saskatchewan's Joseph Rubin is studying these superbugs and working to prevent a potentially deadly epidemic.
November 10, 2014
We’re still in the infancy of neuroscience. In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Mohamad Koubeissi helps to unravel the mystery of the human brain and it’s incredible abilities.
November 7, 2014
Our Nov. 7 program begins with a look at the implications for higher education of the results of Tuesday's elections; Daniel Hurley of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Vanderbilt University's Christopher Loss join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to analyze the national and state outlooks. In our second segment, the University of Wisconsin's Aaron Brower and Michael Offerman, a consultant, discuss several major universities' recent embrace of competency-based academic programs.
November 7, 2014
Have you ever been offended by a joke? In today's Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Steve Gimbel discusses the nature of offensive jokes and why we seem to have an type of ethical understanding embedded in humor.
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