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 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.
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.

Archive

December 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle Miller examines why some types of information are more easily remembered than others.
December 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Elisabeth Blagrove describes why shapes can influence how we perceive faces.
December 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Stephanie Pfirman examines the importance of the geographic area destined to be the last refuge for year-round Arctic sea ice.
December 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Jeff Lane discusses how shifting weather patterns are disrupting the lifecycle of hibernating mammals.
December 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Stuart Robbins describes his work mapping craters on the surface of Mars.

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