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 11, 2014
Music is generally regarded as one of the most pleasurable stimuli we, as humans, experience -- but some people do not respond to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Barcelona's Josep Marco-Pallarés discusses this strange phenomenon.
July 10, 2014
Preschool isn’t just finger-painting and nap-time. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Peter Savelyev touts the long-term benefits of early learning.
July 9, 2014
“They may be more resistant to climate change than we thought,” the University of Utah's Denise Dearing says about pikas. In today's Academic Minute, Dearing, a professor of biology at Utah, describes how the diet of these rabbit-like mammals is changing as they learn to survive amid changes in their environment.

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August 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Peter Kelemen conducts a thought experiment around the political economy of climate change. Kelemen is Arthur D. Storke Professor of Geochemistry at Columbia’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Find out more about him here.  
August 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvey Mudd College's Paul Steinberg examines the unique position of the United States as a potential global leader on environmental issues. Steinberg is an associate professor of political science and environmental policy at Harvey Mudd (one of the Claremont Colleges) and author of Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries. Find out more about him here.
August 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Nina Marinello examines the conflicting nutritional information found in the media and how to tell good information from the bad. Marinello is coordinator of sports nutrition for the department of athletics at Albany, part of the State University of New York System. Find out more about her here.
August 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Jennifer Wesely discusses the connection between violence against women and homelessness. Wesely is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at North Florida, co-author of 2010's Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women, and author of the forthcoming Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization (Lynne Rienner Publishers). Find out more about her here.
August 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Palladino discusses efforts to create affordable personalized genomes to guide medical care. Palladino is dean of the School of Science and an associate professor of biology at Monmouth. Find out more about him here.

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