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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 Mount Holyoke College.

PROGRAMS

February 5, 2016
Clemson University was built by those who could never attend the college. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson's Rhondda Robinson Thomas discusses the enslaved people who helped build the institution and why it’s necessary to paint the full picture of such a history.
February 4, 2016
Chemotherapy can save lives but also be debilitating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of British Columbia's Mads Daugaard explains how a sugar protein may be the answer to an easier method of treating cancer.
February 3, 2016
The prevalence of allergies is on the rise in the U.S. and around the world. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Avery August describes how the overuse of antibiotics could be to blame.

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January 26, 2016
Reducing heart failures in the U.S. could save millions of people. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Martin Gerdes delves into a new treatment that could help us live longer and better lives.
January 25, 2016
Hitting the gym can pump up your muscles -- and also your skeleton. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina's Janet Rubin explains that exercise can determine whether stem cells become bone or fat.
January 22, 2016
Being more self-involved may also mean being more empathetic. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Brick Johnstone discusses his research into empathy and self-awareness.
January 21, 2016
Are you thinking of popping the question soon? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Ann Bowers examines how the story attached to a diamond may move the price more than the 4 C’s.
January 20, 2016
Do you check Twitter in bed when you should be sleeping? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Peter Polos examines how using a smartphone in bed can lead to harmful effects during the daytime.

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