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 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.
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.

Archive

July 7, 2014
As increasingly powerful telescopes improve, so does our ability to study the vastness of the galaxy. In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Jason Kalirai explains his specialty in the deepest of deep space studies.
July 3, 2014
Computers are very useful in the classroom, but in the near future, they might be conducting the class. In today’s Academic Minute, Washington State University's Matt Taylor discusses how he is teaching computers how to teach.
July 2, 2014
The Power of Californium Research might change the way we build and store radioactive waste. In today’s Academic Minute, Florida State University's Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt describes his work with atomic element number 98: californium.
July 1, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Geoff Ball discusses research showing that up to a third of children with obesity could be classified as “metabolically healthy.”
June 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Volkan Topalli explores the effect that switching government assistance funds from cash to credit cards has on street crime.

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