Academic Minute

Even with all the innovations and new teaching techniques schools have introduced in the last few decades, the actual school day has looked pretty much the same.  Students go to class, listen to a teacher and take notes, then are off to do homework or study for an exam.  But there is a trend starting to take hold in some schools that reverses that school day. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about schools that are flipping classes…and how it has succeeded where other innovations have failed.

2014.12.01 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Dec 1, 2014

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby of UMass Amherst profiles advances in adhesive technology

Tuesday, December 2
Brian Southwell of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses the disparity of information disseminated via social media.

Wednesday, December 3
SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer investigates the intersection of health and crime.  

The Academic Minute for 11.24 -11.28

Nov 28, 2014

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2014.11.24 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Nov 24, 2014

Monday, November 24
James Hanna of Virginia Tech explains the physics of whirling dervish skirts. 

Tuesday, November 25
Allison Redlich of The University at Albany discusses the role of mental health courts.  

Wednesday, November 26
Winthrop University's Jason Silverman analyzes Abraham Lincoln's immigration policies.  

The Academic Minute for 11.17 - 11.21

Nov 21, 2014

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Ever drive down the road and pass one of those historical markers a lot of places erect and wonder what it's all about?

You can do that a lot...and if you stopped at all of them you'd never really get anywhere. Not to worry and, please excuse me for using this way overused line but...there's an app for that. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the people behind Next Exit History, and learn how a stop for coffee on a road trip turned into nationwide historical database.

2014.11.17 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Nov 17, 2014

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute!

Monday, November 17
Jin Montclare of New York University is working to keep us healthy on a molecular level.  

Tuesday, November 18
Shikha Sharma of West Virginia University is fingerprinting isotopes.  

Wednesday, November 19
Kenneth Hugdahl of Norway's the University of Bergen profiles auditory hallucinations.  

The Academic Minute for 11.10-11.14

Nov 14, 2014

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2014.11.10 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Nov 10, 2014

Monday, November 10
Dr.  Mohamad Z. Koubeissi of The George Washington University is working to unravel the mystery of consciousness.  

Tuesday, November 11
Dr. Joe Rubin of The University of Saskatchewan warns us of the threat of microscopic pathogens.

Wednesday, November 12
Dr. Daniel Baker of The University of Colorado Boulder provides an interstellar weather report.  

The Academic Minute for 11.03-11.07

Nov 7, 2014

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Emory University

Emory University in Atlanta is one of the top private universities in the US, with over 14 thousand students and an endowment in the billions.

And in the past few weeks its had something else of national importance: Ebola patients. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to some people behind the scenes of treating, and curing, patients with Ebola at Emory.

We'll also hear why the CDC pushing even harder for your school age kids to be vaccinated, follow a family from a life in the fields to life on campus.

2014.11.03 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Nov 3, 2014

Monday, November 3
Dr. Maria Cancian of The University of Wisconsin Madison traces the changing face of divorce and custody.  

Tuesday, November 4
In a special Election Day segment, Dr. Michele Gelfand of The University of Maryland discusses American regionalism.

Wednesday, November 5
Dr. Jennie Brand of UCLA analyzes the benefits of higher education for differing socioeconomic groups.  

The Academic Minute for 10.27-10.31

Oct 31, 2014

Monday, October 27
Alex Müller - University of Cape Town   
Health Care and LGBT Discrimination

2014.10.27 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 27, 2014

Monday, October 27
Dr. Alex Muller of The University of Cape Town analyzes health care discrimination amongst LGBT patients.  

Tuesday, October 28
Dr. Andrew Gallup of SUNY Oneonta presents a theory on yawning.

Wednesday, October 29
Dr. Heidi Appel and Dr. Rex Cocroft of The University of Missouri share their groundbreaking research on plants' ability to hear.

The Academic Minute for 10.20-10.24

Oct 24, 2014

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Monday, October 20
Doug Smith - UC San Diego   
Molecular Motors
Dr. Doug Smith is a physicist who studies molecular motors, the physics of knots, and the dynamics of single polymers such as DNA. He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago..

2014.10.20 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 20, 2014

Monday, October 20
Dr. Doug Smith of UC San Diego applies physics to the study of DNA.

Tuesday, October 21
Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic of Georgia Tech discusses breakthroughs in our understanding of black holes.

Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Megan Ferry of Union College traces the shifting environment of foreign language learning.

The Academic Minute for 10.13-10.17

Oct 17, 2014

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Diane Ravitch dot com

It seems like every other day someone in the media is talking about the American education system being "broken". They say it...and everyone nods in agreement. But one of the foremost authorities on education in the US says that public schools are doing fine...the real problem is the  growing trend towards privatization.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to former US Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, who calls the privatization movement a Reign of Error.

10.13.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 13, 2014

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 13
Dr. Diane Beauchemin of Queen's University discusses forensic advances in hair sample identification.

Tuesday, October 14
Dr. Michele Coscia of Harvard University analyzes memetics.

Wednesday, October 15
Dr. Valorie Titus of American Public University examines the eastern tiger salamander.

The Academic Minute for 10.6-10.10

Oct 10, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.6.2014 - 10.10.2014

10.6.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 6, 2014

October 6 - 10

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, October 6
Dr. Kathryn Heinze of The University of Michigan discusses the philanthropy of the Detroit Lions.
 

Tuesday, October 7
With the help of Cochlear Implants, Dr. Feilin Hsaio of The University of The Pacific shows how the hearing impaired can enjoy music.

Wednesday, October 8
Dr. Kristin Malecki of The University of Wisconsin Madison explores green space awareness.

The Academic Minute for 9.29 - 10.3

Oct 3, 2014

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9.29.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 29, 2014

This Week on The Academic Minute
 

Monday, September 29
Dr. William Alex Pridemore of Georgia State University details the connection between incarceration and mortality.

Tuesday, September 30
Dr. Patrick Forber of Tufts University discusses the evolution of spite.

Wednesday, October 1
Rice University's Dr. Kirstin Matthews unravels the complexity of biomedical patents.

The Academic Minute for 9.22 - 9.26

Sep 26, 2014

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9.22.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 22, 2014

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, September 22
Dr. Jennie Brand of The University of California Los Angeles examines unemployment as a single mother.

Tuesday, September 23
Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee of Dartmouth College explains the unintended consequences when marketing becomes too effective.

Wednesday, September 24
The University of Surrey's Dr. Radu Sporea explores the majesty of engineering complexity.

The Academic Minute for 9.15-9.19

Sep 19, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.15.2014 - 9.19.2014

9.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 15, 2014

September 15th - 19th

This Week on The Academic Minute
 

Monday, September 15
Dr. Amanda Kibler of The University of Virginia analyzes the changing linguistic landscape of the classroom.

Tuesday, September 16
Dr. Kirsten Beyer of The Medical College of Wisconsin touts the health benefits of green space.

Wednesday, September 17
Bard College's Dr. Felicia Keesing examines the threatened biodiversity of African savannas.

The Academic Minute for 9.8 - 9.12

Sep 12, 2014

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9.08.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 8, 2014

September 8 - 12

This Week on on The Academic Minute

 

Monday, September 8
Dr. David Rosenbaum of Penn State University discusses precrastination.

Tuesday, September 9
Dr. Betsy Shenkman of The University of Florida asks if you can pay people to be healthier.

Wednesday, September 10
Rutgers University's Dr. Don Schaffner dispels myths about washing one's hands.

The Academic Minute for 9.1 - 9.5

Sep 5, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.01.2014 - 9.05.2014

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