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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

    #1546: Grant Fowlds’ “Saving The Last Rhinos” | The Best of Our Knowledge

    #1546: Grant Fowlds’ “Saving The Last Rhinos” | The Best of Our Knowledge

    To understand how life developed and thrived in prehistoric times; it’s a pretty good idea to start by saving the life that’s still walking around. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, conservationist Grant Fowlds talks about saving the last rhinos in his new book “Saving The Last Rhinos.” We’ll also hear how students at […]

    • 30 min
    #1544: COVID-19: How Students Are Learning & Will Med Schools Change? |The Best of Our Knowledge

    #1544: COVID-19: How Students Are Learning & Will Med Schools Change? |The Best of Our Knowledge

    As students around the country finish the school year at home, many are finding it takes discipline to stay on task. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from a high school and grade school student about home learning from their point of view. We’ll also hear from Dr. Timothy Hoff, a professor […]

    • 30 min
    #1543: COVID-19 & Teachers Stepping Up | The Best of Our Knowledge

    #1543: COVID-19 & Teachers Stepping Up | The Best of Our Knowledge

    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted schools across the country and teachers are stepping up. We’ll hear from a teacher’s union leader and an educator about how programs are adapting.    

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    #1542: Scientists Leading The Fight Against COVID-19 | The Best of Our Knowledge

    #1542: Scientists Leading The Fight Against COVID-19 | The Best of Our Knowledge

    The fight against COVID-19 happening in clinics, hospitals and testing sites, first began in a clinical lab. Next time on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk with a microbiologist from the Mayo Clinic about how the coronavirus was identified and how tests are being developed. Find Dr. Pritt’s blog called Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites here.

    • 30 min
    #1541: “Switching To Online” | The Best of Our Knowledge

    #1541: “Switching To Online” | The Best of Our Knowledge

    The coronavirus has forced colleges and universities to switch to online classes and that’s forced teachers and students to adapt in a hurry. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear how one university is making the switch. We’ll also hear how congress adjusted the GI Bill. We’ll also talk about medical education; and […]

    • 30 min
    #1540: “Getting Graphic About Having A Bipolar Disorder” | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1540: “Getting Graphic About Having A Bipolar Disorder” | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    So you’re a successful cartoonist and you want to tell the story of your life with bipolar disorder, what do you do? Ellen Forney started drawing. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about her very personal graphic memoirs. See Ellen Forney’s Ted Talk here. We’ll also hear how to save the world […]

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