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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

August 29, 2015
Do violent video games encourage real-life violence? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson explores this commonly held belief.
August 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
August 27, 2015
In terms of gaining meaningful information, personal interviews remain extremely important. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Donna Decker analyzes the importance of personal interviews.

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August 19, 2015
Engineering innovations are going to keep babies warm -- thus saving their young lives. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Gillian Ryan discusses her work for a start-up that makes nonelectric incubating blankets to help fight infant mortality in areas without access to electricity.
August 18, 2015
Can medication used to treat alcoholism be repurposed for other medical conditions? In today's Academic Minute, part of Women in STEM Week, Duke University's Gayathri Devi explores this possibility.
August 17, 2015
A heavy metal known as cadmium is a common environmental pollutant and is thought to increase the risk of chronic diseases like cancer. In today’s Academic Minute, as part of Women in STEM Week, George Washington University’s Ami Zota explains a new study on cadmium and its connection to accelerated aging of human cells.
August 14, 2015
If your kids are lying to you, it might be an indicator of intelligence. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Packiam Alloway discusses the psychology behind the lies of children.
August 13, 2015
A variety of factors influenced our human evolution. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Rhonda Quinn describes the relationships our first use of tools by our human ancestors share with evolution.

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