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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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July 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Indiana University's Oliver Beckers examines how parasitism and impending death influence the mate choice of once insect species.
July 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Anders Hakansson reveals how a substance found in breast milk could turn the tide on drug-resistant superbugs.
July 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Glynnis Hood examines the ecological importance of the beaver.
June 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's James Cavanagh describes how our brain and behavior can be influenced by our evolutionary past.
June 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Dustin Goltz examines the shifting meaning of “coming out” among different generations within the gay community.

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