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August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
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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.
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November 24, 2014
Scientific inspiration sometimes comes from strange places. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's James Hanna discusses the physics of whirling dervishes.
November 21, 2014
Our Nov. 21 program explored student enrollments domestically and internationally. In our first segment, the National Student Clearinghouse's Douglas Shapiro joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the clearinghouse data showing that college completions appeared to decline in the wake of the recession. And in our second segment, Rajika Bhandari of the Institute of International Education helped to analyze the annual "Open Doors" report on student movement into and out of the United States.
November 20, 2014
Viewing Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through a modern lens opens up some very interesting interpretations. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Hong Kong's Douglas Kerr discusses the legendary author’s work with a contemporary context.
November 20, 2014
The Earth is a few billion years old and a lot has transpired during that time. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jack Ridge explains how more precisely understanding geologic time can create an accurate record of the planet’s climate.
November 19, 2014
Some films use auditory hallucinations to indicate a character’s mental illness. Colloquially known as “hearing voices,” this is a very real problem for some people. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Bergen's Kenneth Hugdahl discusses this intriguing and misunderstood affliction.