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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.


October 7, 2015
What do you know about neutrinos? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Brianna Mount looks to help scientists learn more about these elusive particles.
October 6, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak examines when relying on computers has unintended consequences.
October 5, 2015
Competitive balance on the field and attendance in the stands may not go hand in hand. In today's Academic Minute, Oklahoma City University's Jonathan Willner describes his research into the economics of sports.


July 16, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Barbara Mills examines the role social networks played in pre-Columbian societies of the American Southwest.
July 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Neil Segal discusses why having a baby could have you shopping for new shoes.
July 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Newcastle University's Geraldine Wright discusses why bees get a kick out of caffeine.
July 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Ryan Sullivan examines why California snow is dependent on dust from across the Pacific.
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.


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