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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

February 11, 2016
How does an economist look at climate change? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Garth Heutel explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering.
February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.
February 9, 2016
What we think of as common-sense morality may need some updating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's John Turri explains how what we ought to do might not always be what we can do.

Archive

December 30, 2013
This week we’re featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives. Juliana Fernandes of the University of Miami earned the award in the Listener Choice category for her description of the downside of negative political ads.
December 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Robyn Metcalfe explores the complex supply chain that keeps food on your table.
December 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Christopher Kochanek discusses the odds of a visible supernova occurring in the coming decades.
December 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Ken Noll explores why Charles Dickens makes a descriptive reference to a glowing lobster.
December 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Phillips-Anderson explains the effective use of humor by politicians.

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