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 23, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Paul Selden discusses his survey of spider fossils that is helping piece together ancient ecosystems to better understand the world at present.
July 22, 2014
Playing a high school sport is a great start to a long, healthy life. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Brian Wansink describes his experiment surveying the health and general wellness of over 700 veterans of World War II.
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.

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April 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY-Canton's Maureen Maiocco discusses why children often benefit from thinking time, and why using timeouts can be counterproductive. Maiocco is director of the Early Childhood AS Degree Program at the State University of New York's campus Canton. Find out more about her here.
April 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Jason Scorza discusses the unique challenges faced by today’s veterans as they enter colleges and universities. Scorza is an associate professor of philosophy and political science at Fairleigh Dickinson and author of 2007's Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship. Find out more about him here.
April 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rochester Institute of Technology's John Capps examines what the jokes we find funny say about our values. Capps is an associate professor of philosophy and senior associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, and co-author, with his father, Donald Capps, professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, of You’ve Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think. Find out more about him here.
March 31, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joseph Ferrari exposes many myths about why people procrastinate -- across the global cultural spectrum. Ferrari is a professor of psychology and a St. Vincent de Paul Distinguished Professor at DePaul, and author of Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done. Find out more about him here.
March 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's Peter Godfrey-Smith examines the brain of the octopus -- with the eye of a philosopher. Godfrey-Smith is a professor of philosophy at Harvard, and author of Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature and Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Find out more about him here.

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