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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

May 27, 2015
Blueberries are delicious, but aside from their palatable flavor, eating them comes with some great health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Sarah Johnson touts the  benefits of consuming blueberries.
May 26, 2015
Discussions of climate change are everywhere. In today's Academic Minute, Michael Rawlins of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst explores climate change in the context of last winter, one of the coldest on record for the northeastern United States.
May 25, 2015
Is the history we’re presented actually accurate? In today's Academic Minute, American Military University's Jon Mikolashek critiques false historical narratives.

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May 15, 2015
We all have a mental image of what we assume aliens will look like. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Susan Schneider has some deeper theories about first contact.
May 14, 2015
As our lifespans continually increase, unforeseen problems are arising. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Georgiana Bostean describes the crises currently being faced in the field of elder care.
May 13, 2015
This universe of ours is pretty big, and it might be bigger than we think. In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg discusses her study of the size of the galaxy.
May 12, 2015
The nature of your surroundings might dictate your desires. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Ryan Schacht explains how our reproductive goals relate to availability.
May 11, 2015
Do you always understand exactly what you’re signing? In today's Academic Minute, St. John's University's Jeff Sovern discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.

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