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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 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 30, 2016
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but secondary illnesses could be an issue. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Allison Webel discusses how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases.
May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.

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March 17, 2016
The oceans are changing with the climate and human intervention. In today's Academic Minute, Clarkson University's Andrew A. David discusses these changes and how they affect the species within.
March 16, 2016
The news cycle isn’t the only 24-hour cycle we see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jun Li discusses how our brains are also on their own 24-hour clock.
March 15, 2016
What caused the spread of humans across the globe? In today's Academic Minute, the University of York's Penny Spikins details how emotions may be at the root of human expansion to new territories.
March 14, 2016
HIV cases in people over 50 are on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Ilene Warner-Maron explains why older adults may not appreciate the risks as much as the younger generation.
March 11, 2016
Could watching Law & Order: SVU make you less likely to commit a sexual crime? In today's Academic Minute, Washington State University's Stacey J. T. Hust wonders whether TV crime shows affect the intentions of viewers who watch them.

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