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November 17, 2017
Many students do not expect to do well in a physics course. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Laird Kramer determines a new approach to increasing student optimism.

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October 24, 2014
On our Oct. 24 program, the University of Minnesota's Nancy Sims joined Editor Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the implications for librarians and professors of a federal appeals court's decision about colleges' use of copyrighted materials in electronic reserves. And in our other segment, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Craig Roberts weighed in on how colleges are -- and should be -- reacting (and not overreacting) to the threat of the Ebola virus.
October 24, 2014
Sometimes you know what needs to be said, and you know why you need to say it – but putting it into words becomes an intractable path. In today's Academic Minute, Elms College's Dan Chelotti delves into writer’s block to quantify this difficulty so many of us have experienced.
October 23, 2014
Extinction is a very real threat for all species, not just the exotic creatures we're accustomed to picturing. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles the issue of domestic extinction.
October 22, 2014
We’ve previously examined how the multilingual nature of today’s classroom is shaping language learning. In today’s Academic Minute, Union College's Megan M. Ferry examines the scope of learning a foreign language today.
October 21, 2014
We're learning more and more about black holes every day. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia Institute of Technology's Tamara Bogdanovic, discusses her work using advanced supercomputers to make predictions about the behavior of black holes.

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