Academic Minute

Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to bring you The Academic Minute. The brainchild of Albany's WAMC and its president, Alan Chartock, The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession.

The Academic Minute features a different professor every day, drawing experts from institutions within WAMC's listening area and across the country. Each segment is introduced by Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella is also a professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, specializing in medical and legal ethics.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

The Theme: The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during The Roundtable. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from Newman's Own Foundation in partnership with Mount Holyoke College.

April 22, 2014
How does depression affect one's personal goals? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Liverpool's Joanne Dickson analyzes the personal goals of people with depression and people who have never suffered from the mood disorder to study the results.

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April 21, 2014
The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jayanth Banavar describes how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.
April 18, 2014
Prejudice is a highly complicated and nuanced concept. In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jessica Remedios explores the perplexing issue by taking a look at the variables present in nearly all social interactions.

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April 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Donna Burns examines the range of events that can produce feelings of grief.
April 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Julio Martinez-Trujillo explores how our brains allow us to focus on more than one thing at a time.
April 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Maryann Tebben of Bard College at Simon’s Rock discusses French cuisine’s most French dish.
April 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Illinois at Chicago's Thomas Park explores the hardy nature of the naked mole-rat and how an understanding of the odd creature could improve medical outcomes in humans.
April 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the biochemistry of highly targeted chemotherapy drugs.

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