Academic Minute Listener Choice

Academic Minute
3:12 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

2/21/12 Tribes Without Number Words - Caleb Everett, University of Miami

  • Caleb Everett of the University of Miami explains the complicated relationship between numbers and words.
Academic Minute
1:39 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

6/5/12 Shark Repellent - James Hanson, Seton Hall University

  • Dr. James Hanson of Seton Hall University explains efforts to reduce unwanted encounters between humans and sharks by developing an effective repellent.
Academic Minute
1:37 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

3/6/12 Deceptive Affection - Sean Horan, DePaul University

  • Dr. Sean Horan of DePaul University explains why affectionate behavior isn't always what it seems.
Academic Minute
1:01 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

4/19/12 Muslim Assistance of Jews During the Holocaust - Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

  • Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College explains how many Islamic communities resisted Nazi efforts during the Holocaust.
Academic Minute
12:30 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

10/6/11 Plant Sex - Christopher Martine, SUNY Plattsburgh

  • Dr. Chris Martine of the State University of New York - Plattsburgh discusses the pros and cons of the different reproductive strategies that exist in the plant kingdom.
Academic Minute
12:28 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

8/19/11 Female Muslim Rappers - Sylvia Alajaji, Franklin and Marshall College

  • Dr. Sylvia Alajaji of Franklin and Marshall College reveals how the music of Islamic, female rappers undermines dominant assumptions about gender in Islamic societies.
Academic Minute
12:27 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

7/15/11 Snowy Owl - John Fitzpatrick, Cornell University

  • Dr. John Fitzpatrick of Cornell University explains what we can learn about climate change by observing Snowy Owls.
Academic Minute
12:25 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

4/24/12 Machiavelli Faces Unemployment - William Connell, Seton Hall University

  • Dr. William Connell of Seton Hall University shares a recent discovery that is shedding light on the ups and downs of Niccolo Machiavelli’s political life.
Academic Minute
12:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

7/12/11 The History of Passing - Daniel Sharfstein, Vanderbilt University

  • Professor Daniel Sharfstein of Vanderbilt University looks at the long history of racial assimilation in the United States and why racial categories prove ambiguous at best.
Academic Minute
12:19 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

6/1/12 Why We Like Round Numbers - Art Markman, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Dr. Art Markman of the University of Texas at Austin explains why we think round numbers such a big deal.