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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

July 31, 2015
Everything is going digital. In today's Academic Minute, Neel Smith of the College of the Holy Cross discusses his work studying classical material using modern methods.
July 30, 2015
An often overlooked segment of family research deals with maternal estrangement. In today's Academic MInute, Iowa State's Megan Gilligan delves directly into this understudied topic.
July 29, 2015
Can you easily tell when someone is flirting with you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall discusses the nature of flirtation and the resultant miscommunication that occurs.

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May 18, 2015
Springs are a vital piece of our ecosystem. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Abe Springer studies springs and their integral place in our environment.
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.

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