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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

April 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.
March 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.

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March 20, 2015
There is a total solar eclipse today, and in today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff and his team are in direct position to observe this majestic cosmic phenomenon.
March 19, 2015
Are you addicted to your social media accounts? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Julia M. Hormes discusses the correlations between social media usage and addiction.
March 18, 2015
It’s the NFL offseason, but concussions are still very much in our thoughts. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ky Kugler profiles the severity and frequency of the common head injury.
March 17, 2015
Variables in previous tests focusing on the toxicity of both fructose and table sugar have proven inconclusive. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Wayne Potts discusses efforts to improve the accuracy of sugar toxicity tests.
March 16, 2015
Soon, your garden might require no dirt whatsoever. In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Laura Rokosz explores the vertical irrigation design of aeroponic gardens.

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