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 21, 2014
Looking back through geologic time is possible when you know what to look for. In today's Academic Minute, Curtin University's Fred Jourdan discusses his study of mass extinction through the lens of ancient volcanic eruptions.
July 18, 2014
Portrayals of weddings and brides make for good television programming. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas's Erika Engstrom explains why these glitzy Hollywood renditions are unrealistic.
July 17, 2014
Sure, chocolate is delicious, but the main ingredient offers us many health benefits as well. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University’s John Finley touts the power of cocoa.

Archive

August 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dan Caldwell examines the relationship between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caldwell is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine’s Seaver College. Previously, he served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the Executive Office of the President in Washington. Find out more about him here.
August 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Sarbajit Banerjee describes his efforts to create a window coating that will hold back heat on warm days, while allowing it to pass through during the winter months. Banerjee is an assistant professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he specializes in materials chemistry and nanoscale electronics. Find out more about him here.
August 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Carl Cranor reveals how easily the unborn are exposed to environmental toxins and discusses the medical consequences such exposure brings as children grow into adults. Cranor is a professor of psychology and member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program faculty at UC-Riverside. Find out more about him here.
August 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Stanley Glick discusses his work on a substance that could reduce cravings and clear a path to recovery for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. Glick is a professor and director of the Glick-Maisonneuve laboratory at Albany. Find out more about him here.
August 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joe Schwieterman explains a new trend that has more people renting cars and reveals why the practice should be encouraged. Schwieterman is a professor in DePaul’s School of Public Service, where his teaching and research interests include public policy, transportation, urban planning, geographic information systems, economics, and research methods. Find out more about him here.

Pages

Most

  • Viewed
  • Commented
  • Past:
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
Loading results...
Back to Top