Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Dr. Veronica Davidov, Monmouth University – Ecotourism and the Extraction Nexus

Tourism and industry, in some locations, have a tangled and complicated relationship

Dr. Veronica Davidov, assistant professor of anthropology at Monmouth University, observes the interesting symbiosis these two unrelated fields can sometimes have.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Neal, Michigan State University - Kids and Gender Assumptions

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Neal of Michigan State University reveals the assumptions that many children have about friendship and gender.

Jennifer Neal is an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University where her research addresses the influences of peer and teacher social networks on childhood educational outcomes. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago.

About Dr. Neal

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind

This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.

Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University was awarded the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind prize for offer a new take on which pill actually ushered in the Sexual Revolution. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Dr. Andrew Juhl, Columbia University – What Does Average Mean?

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Juhl of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory explains why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Dr. William Marling, Case Western Reserve University – Urbanization and the Detective Novel

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Marling of Case Western Reserve University traces the roots of the detective novel to the process of urbanization.


William Marling is a professor of literature at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where his research is focused on detective novels, globalization, and American Modernism. He has published books on Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and is currently writing about the rise of “world literature.” He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Dr. Kathrin Stanger-Hall, University of Georgia – Abstinence-Only Sex Education

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kathrin Stanger-Hall of the University of Georgia reveals the connection between abstinence-only sex education and teen pregnancy rates.

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