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The Meredith Minute is a series of short videos and essays featuring Meredith College faculty explaining a topic within their area of expertise.
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Meredith Minute - Explaining the Gender Pay Gap

You may have heard the statistic that a woman makes 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, but do you know what this gap really means? Anne York, professor of economics at Meredith College, offers insight on how the Gender Pay Gap is calculated and the factors that contribute to it.

Meredith Minute - Explaining the Gender Pay Gap

You may have heard the statistic that a woman makes 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, but do you know what this gap really means? Anne York, professor of economics at Meredith College, offers insight on how the Gender Pay Gap is calculated and the factors that contribute to it.

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Meredith Minute | How to Be a Happier Customer

In this edition of The Meredith Minute, Assistant Professor Kelly Wilder explains the expectation disconfirmation theory.

Meredith Minute | How to Be a Happier Customer

In this edition of The Meredith Minute, Assistant Professor Kelly Wilder explains the expectation disconfirmation theory.

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Meredith Minute | What is a cult film?

What exactly is a cult film? And why are they so popular? Associate Professor of English (and cult film aficionado) Alisa Johnson answers these questions and more in this episode of The Meredith Minute.

Meredith Minute | What is a cult film?

What exactly is a cult film? And why are they so popular? Associate Professor of English (and cult film aficionado) Alisa Johnson answers these questions and more in this episode of The Meredith Minute.

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Why Heirloom Varieties are Important | The Meredith Minute

Watch this episode of Meredith Minute to find what happened to all those heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables – and why it matters.

Why Heirloom Varieties are Important | The Meredith Minute

Watch this episode of Meredith Minute to find what happened to all those heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables – and why it matters.

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How are advertisements made?

Have you ever wondered how advertisements are made? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Assistant Professor of Marketing Lisa Monahan explains the creative process behind advertising from start to finished product.

How are advertisements made?

Have you ever wondered how advertisements are made? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Assistant Professor of Marketing Lisa Monahan explains the creative process behind advertising from start to finished product.

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How do you evaluate information on the internet? | The Meredith Minute

There’s so much information available to you, especially on the internet. How can you know which sources to trust? Jeffrey Waller, head of research and instruction at Meredith College’s Carlyle Campbell Library offers a simple, memorable formula to help you evaluate information.

How do you evaluate information on the internet? | The Meredith Minute

There’s so much information available to you, especially on the internet. How can you know which sources to trust? Jeffrey Waller, head of research and instruction at Meredith College’s Carlyle Campbell Library offers a simple, memorable formula to help you evaluate information.

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How Was Geometry Used to Build Il Duomo

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Mathematics Tim Hendrix explains how Filippo Brunelleschi used geometry to construct the dome that tops Il Duomo in Florence, Italy.

How Was Geometry Used to Build Il Duomo

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Mathematics Tim Hendrix explains how Filippo Brunelleschi used geometry to construct the dome that tops Il Duomo in Florence, Italy.

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Meredith Minute - Combating Drought

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram explains how genetic engineering enables us to produce crop varieties that are better able survive drought and other conditions that impact food production.

Meredith Minute - Combating Drought

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram explains how genetic engineering enables us to produce crop varieties that are better able survive drought and other conditions that impact food production.

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Meredith Minute | $1 Million vs. 1¢

Would you rather have $1,000,000 today, or the money that you get from starting with 1 penny and doubling it every day for 30 days? Dr. Mary Jane Lenard, professor of business at Meredith College, considers this question in a minute-long video about the principle of compounding.

Meredith Minute | $1 Million vs. 1¢

Would you rather have $1,000,000 today, or the money that you get from starting with 1 penny and doubling it every day for 30 days? Dr. Mary Jane Lenard, professor of business at Meredith College, considers this question in a minute-long video about the principle of compounding.

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Meredith Minute | How does interior design work?

Martha Burpitt explains how interior design works.

Meredith Minute | How does interior design work?

Martha Burpitt explains how interior design works.

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Meredith Minute | The Ethics of Laughter

Have you ever laughed at a joke but weren't sure if you should have? In this episode of Meredith Minute, Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Steven Benko explores the ethics of laughter.

Meredith Minute | The Ethics of Laughter

Have you ever laughed at a joke but weren't sure if you should have? In this episode of Meredith Minute, Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Steven Benko explores the ethics of laughter.

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Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

Public Health Program Coordinator Carolina Perez-Heydrich explains what makes some diseases so difficult to eradicate. 

Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

Public Health Program Coordinator Carolina Perez-Heydrich explains what makes some diseases so difficult to eradicate. 

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Meredith Minute: From Page to Stage

What does it take to put on a play? Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College.

Meredith Minute: From Page to Stage

What does it take to put on a play? Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College.

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Meredith Minute: Why can’t we remember our childhood?

Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember much of your childhood, but the children in your life can remember everything? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris explains childhood amnesia.

Meredith Minute: Why can’t we remember our childhood?

Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember much of your childhood, but the children in your life can remember everything? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris explains childhood amnesia.

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The Hidden Costs in the Retail Price of a Garment | The Meredith Minute

One surprising component of clothing prices is the cost of losses that are the result of “shrink,” or shoplifting, organized retail crime, and credit card fraud. In this episode of Meredith Minute, Professor of Human Environmental Sciences and Fashion Merchandising, Diane Ellis, explains how shrink impacts today’s consumers.

The Hidden Costs in the Retail Price of a Garment | The Meredith Minute

One surprising component of clothing prices is the cost of losses that are the result of “shrink,” or shoplifting, organized retail crime, and credit card fraud. In this episode of Meredith Minute, Professor of Human Environmental Sciences and Fashion Merchandising, Diane Ellis, explains how shrink impacts today’s consumers.

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The Power of Picture Books

The Power of Picture Books

The Power of Picture Books

The Power of Picture Books

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What is in a scientific name?

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Maria Pickering explains the purpose of scientific names, how animals get their scientific names, and why these names matter.

What is in a scientific name?

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Maria Pickering explains the purpose of scientific names, how animals get their scientific names, and why these names matter.

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Why Don Quixote Still Matters

What makes Don Quixote—a Spanish novel written more than four centuries ago—still relevant today? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Jonathan Wade explains the lasting power of this classic work of literature.

Why Don Quixote Still Matters

What makes Don Quixote—a Spanish novel written more than four centuries ago—still relevant today? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Jonathan Wade explains the lasting power of this classic work of literature.

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