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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 2, 2016
Examining how bones bounce back after breaking may help us build machines. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Chris Hernandez delves into how bones heal themselves and return to their original function.
April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.
April 28, 2016
It pays to be a team player. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Central Florida's Steven Whiting examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer.

Archive

April 10, 2014
The clarity of one's memories is referred to as memory resolution. In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Phillip Ko explores the sharpness of memory to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's.
April 9, 2014
Studying the DNA of the ancient Amborella flower is opening up new insights into the evolution of certain plants and animals. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Buffalo's Victor Albert looks at the ancient origins of this Amborella and works to sequence its genome in order to better understand how life has developed on Earth.
April 8, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Hans Meltofte discusses the negative impact of climate change in this area as "already visible" and details the serious ecological consequences that are resulting.
April 7, 2014
Is there a measurable limit to the amount of self-control each person possesses? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Michael Inzlicht seeks to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic.
April 4, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Nathan Spreng discusses using advancement in neuroimaging to better understand how the brain functions and changes as we age.

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