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 14, 2014
How a child learns about the concept of safety depends greatly on the conversations they have with their parents. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Jodie M. Plumert discusses her experiment to understand how safety and danger are perceived.
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.

Archive

November 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Pushker Kharecha of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores how a small shift in the timing of peak CO2 emissions will shape the Earth’s climate for centuries.
November 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Thomas Morrissey of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh examines the growing popularity of the young-adult dystopian novel.
November 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Purdue University's Ephraim Fischbach describes how solar flares may soon be predicted through measuring variability in nuclear decay rates.
October 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Chris Olivola reveals why a politician’s looks can often have more of an influence on voters than their stated policies.
October 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Queensland's Kate O’Brien uses population models from ecology to describe the challenges faced by women pursuing careers in academic research.

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