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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

September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.

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July 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Alan Willner discusses how twisting light could drastically increase data transmission speeds.
July 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Rice University's Rafael Verduzco explores the development of a new silicone material that becomes stronger with repeated use.
July 22, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Law School's Timothy Lytton reveals how stringent self-regulation has allowed the kosher food industry to thrive over the past century.
July 19, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Rider University's Catrinel Haught examines the importance constraint plays in fostering creative thought.
July 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Anne Gerritsen traces globalization to its 16th-century roots.

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