Academic Minute

The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1279

Credit fredricklane.com

How did we ever get along without the internet? 

I’m sure you’ve heard that line more than a few times over the last decade or so. The amount of information on line has been a great tool for educators. But there are also cyber traps that more and more teachers are falling into. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge we’ll talk about the new book “Cyber Traps for Educators”.

Then we’ll meet a student from the UK who has overcome cyber-addiction and is trying to help others do the same.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Thu March 12, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1277

Thomas Asmuth
Credit University of West Florida

Through the years some artists have gotten their inspiration through science.

Scientists getting inspiration through art is another thing all together and could, perhaps, create a whole new discipline. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge we’ll hear from an art professor who uses art as an exo-discipline.

Then we’ll try to find out why an overwhelming majority of students in Veterinary School are woman. And we’ll spend an academic minute exploring the coral reefs.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1270

Arizona passed a law this month that made it the first state in the nation to mandate high school students pass a test in civics. we've been hearing about the decline of civics education for years...and one issue keeps arising: is it possible to keep politics out of civics?

For that matter, is keeping politics out of the classroom a good idea at all?

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed January 14, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1269

You may have noticed that as he approaches his final two years in office, President Obama is trying harder to put his imprint on life in the US…and with his recent proposal on making two years college available to everyone, he has started a whole new conversation on the importance of school beyond grade 12.

Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about the president’s plan for universal community college.

We’ll also open up the political science classroom and talk about the situation in France with a professor who specialized in European politics.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1257

Credit Princetown University Press

It takes a lot to survive a zombie apocalypse: speed, endurance, cunning…and apparently a working knowledge of calculus.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of the new novel Zombies and Calculus and see why surviving a zombie attack takes brains.

We’ll also hear an essay about running away from your school bully straight into adolescence. I’ll talk to a Florida ROTC teacher who recently wrote a book about how to get into the college of your choice…and pay for it.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1253

Dr. Michelle Williams
Credit University of West Florida

For a political science professor, following the recent vote on Scottish independence was the Olympics and World Cup rolled into one.

And when you start a conversation on the topic…it’s likely the subject will drift a bit. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a professor of political science to learn the history and the teachable moments from the vote in Scotland.

We’ll also spend an academic minute with a refreshing walk in the park.

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Academic Minute
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.11-8.15

Monday, August 11
Alyssa Crittenden - University of Nevada Las Vegas  
Microbiota of the Hadza Tribe

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs

E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity.

Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, is studying the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Dr. Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University - American Heroism

"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information.

Bruce Peabody, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is studying trends as they relate to our understanding of heroism in America.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network

It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment.

Elizabeth Borer, associate professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department at the University of Minnesota, is conducting global experiments to better understand how plants grow.

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