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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 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Daniel Ksepka discusses the common ancestor of today’s swifts and hummingbirds.
July 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Andrew Juhl of Columbia University examines why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean.
July 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Tal Ezer examines why one section of the Atlantic coast is more vulnerable to sea level rise than others.
July 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Peter Levine explains the social importance of active citizenship.
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.

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