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.

PROGRAMS

July 31, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Concordia University's Peter Jaskiewicz discusses how tightly held family businesses -- which often fill leadership jobs internally -- might benefit from outside hires.
July 30, 2014
Some people are inherently pessimistic. Others tend to focus on the positive and maintain a sunny optimism. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jason Moser digs into the science of this aspect of human nature.
July 29, 2014
Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns.

Archive

June 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Michael Wasserman discusses his research project examining the role of soy in primate diets.
June 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Lauren Ellman explains the connection between a prenatal bout with the flu and an increased rate of schizophrenia.
June 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Michael Paul explores how a recently refined measurement has provided a better picture of the early solar system.
June 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses why not all honey bees are mindless drones without individual personality traits.
June 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Daniel Kissling explores what the number and type of palm species in tropical forests reveal about the climate of the deep past.

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