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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 5, 2016
Cities can be overwhelming and alienating, but this can also lead to their vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses the pros and cons of living next to so many people.
May 4, 2016
Why are some people the grammar police and others not? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Robin Queen delves into whether personality type may determine if you care about whether someone typed the right “there” or “their.”
May 3, 2016
Do women know when to keep their partners away from other ovulating women? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Steven Neuberg explores this question.

Archive

February 22, 2016
Are you a slacktivist? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Sandra González-Bailón explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world.
February 19, 2016
Communication is a big component in the health of mother-daughter relationships. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Haley Kranstuber Horstman details how telling their stories to their mothers can help daughters through rough periods in their lives.
February 18, 2016
Does a deeper voice lead to better chances of reproducing for male howler monkeys? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Leslie Knapp determines that female howler monkeys might want to stay away from the Barry Whites of the bunch.
February 17, 2016
Cuba is undergoing changes in the wake of new travel policies by the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's Tobin Porterfield explains how his students got to Cuba before the change.
February 16, 2016
How long does it take for a species to evolve? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alaska at Anchorage's Emily Lescak explores how one freshwater fish shows evolution can take place much faster than previously thought.

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