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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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December 17, 2014
The way the brain processes faces, especially familiar faces, is still something of a mystery. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East London's Volker Thoma describes an effort to improve our neurological and psychological understanding of facial recognition.
December 16, 2014
How can we best improve communities as a whole? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Guelph's Leah Levac describes her attempt to answer that questions by creating a vitality index that measures well-being.
December 15, 2014
Do the people who surround you have a sizable impact on your mental health? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Steven Barger details the connection between depression and personal relationships.
December 12, 2014
On our December 12 program, Weill Cornell Medical College's Gregory Petsco and Kenneth Gibbs of the National Postdoctoral Association join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to assess a new National Academies report on the troubled state of the postdoctoral research system. And since this is our last program of 2014, Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman joins Scott for a discussion of the year's most important stories (sexual assault, college athletics, the liberal arts) -- and a bit of crystal-ball gazing about what's likely to dominate the headlines in 2015.
December 12, 2014
The fear of death is one of the most gripping and palpable sensation humans feel. Stoic philosophers like Epictetus, however, have a different view of our inevitable end. In today's Academic Minute, Creighton University's William O. Stephens details the thinking of Stoic philosophers.
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