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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

April 28, 2015
Playing fields aren’t just for sports. In today's Academic Minute, Morningside College's Geoff Harkness discusses his research interviewing athletes in the Middle East.
April 27, 2015
Studying the eye’s movements might hold the key to unlocking mysteries about human vision and our attentional processes. In today's Academic Minute, York University's Scott Adler explains his ocular research.
April 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.

Archive

March 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Hans Hofmann discusses the genetic basis of common behaviors found in distantly related species.
March 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Matthew Gilg describes what reproduction between diverging species has to teach us about evolution.
March 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's David Schuff examines how your posts to various social media platforms are making traditional political polls obsolete.
March 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Rochester's T. Florian Jaeger discusses how language is universally shaped by the inner workings of the human brain.
March 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Laura Mickes examines why it’s often easy to remember a friend’s Facebook status but hard to remember a profound literary quote.

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