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 28, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's Sam Maglio explains why names, specifically how names sound, have great influence over how/why we perceive things as we do.
July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Carlos A. Varela discusses his research that aims to improve auto-pilot technology so that errors are caught before they become large-scale aviation disasters.
July 24, 2014
Eager parents looking to aid their children’s education might take a hard look at their methodologies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Keith Robinson explains the educational benefits that occur when parents directly help their children learn.

Archive

May 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Shaker Mousa of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences discusses how the mapping of the human genome is leading to personalized medicine. Mousa is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at Albany, where he is also vice provost for research. Find out more about him here.
May 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dana Washington examines how the urge to write is rooted in the desire to create something more enduring than ourselves. Washington is an assistant professor of English at Lock Haven, where she teaches writing and literature and co-advises the art and literary magazine.
May 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of New Haven's David Perry examines the historical similarities between Hillary Clinton and William Seward. Perry is a lecturer in New Haven's department of education. Find out more about him here.
May 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Dennis Metzger discusses the potential dangers of Rabbit Fever as a biological weapon and efforts to create a vaccine to protect against exposure. Metzger is director of Albany's Center for Microbiology and Microbial Disease. Find out more about him here.
May 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Baldwin-Wallace College's Victoria Bussert links the surging popularity of musical theater to the success of shows like 'Glee' -- and offers a reality check for aspiring stars. Bussert heads the musical theater program at Baldwin-Wallace. Find out more about her here.

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