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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.4.13)

Apr 13, 2015

Monday, April 13
Nancy Gallagher of the University of Maryland analyzes the public perception of the recent nuclear deal with Iran.

Tuesday, April 14
John Lurz of Tufts University discusses physical media through a close reading of Proust.

Wednesday, April 15
The University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz defines a new type of boredom.  

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Nov 7, 2014

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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 constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path.

Jayanth Banavar, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland, discusses how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sujay Kaushal of the University of Maryland reveals how acid rain has made rivers and streams less acidic. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Walker of the University of Maryland reveals what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment.

Richard Walker is a professor of geology at the University of Maryland where he serves as Director of the Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory. His research interests include the geochemical evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle and the origin of early solar system materials. He holds a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Claire Fraser of the University of Maryland explains the growing understanding of how microbes influence overall human health.