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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 17, 2015
In 2015, social media is ubiquitous. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Stephen Barnard explains how journalists use social media.
April 16, 2015
The climate has always been changing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Gabe Bowen offers an interesting profile of the climate as it’s been and as it might become.
April 15, 2015
Are you bored? If you are, do you know what type of boredom you are experience? There are several types, and in today's Academic Minute, the University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz discusses his discovery of yet another variety of boredom.

Archive

January 31, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Thomas Reichler examines the connection between winds in the upper atmosphere and deep ocean currents.
January 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jose Antonio Mazzotti describes how the indigenous population of Peru responded to the Spanish conquest of the Andes.
January 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Peter McGraw examines what makes jokes about tragic events too soon.
January 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Nottingham's Kevin Shakesheff explores an innovation that allows better observations of embryonic development in the lab.
January 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Lincoln's Emile van der Zee describes how dogs attach names to objects.

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