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This Week on The Academic Minute (2022.08.22)

This Week on The Academic Minute 2022.08.22

Monday, August 22nd

Dimitris Xygalatas, associate professor in the departments of Anthropology and Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut, explains why the COVID-19 pandemic has made us realize the importance of being around other people.

Tuesday, August 23rd

Olivia Holmes, professor of medieval studies and English at Binghamton University, examines how the abortion rights debate started long ago.

Wednesday, August 24th

Elise Springer, associate professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University, delves into why the word evil doesn’t always fit when it’s used.

Thursday, August 25th

Daniel Macfarlane, associate professor in the Institute of the environment and sustainability at Western Michigan University, determines why attempts to clean up one water body have not gone as planned.

Friday, August 26th

Jacqueline Rifkin, assistant professor of marketing at Cornell University, asks whether people exaggerate the presence of certain groups that are seen as threatening.


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