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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 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.
March 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.

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January 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Kristen Hawkes describes how the grandmothering impulse has contributed to the length of the human lifespan.
December 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Sarah Stoddard explains peer pressure’s long reach into the virtual world of social media.
December 28, 2012
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Seton Hall University's William Connell captured the Listener Choice award with the discovery of a long-lost letter that explains the shifting political fortunes of Niccolo Machiavelli.
December 27, 2012
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives.
December 26, 2012
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Sylvia Alajaji of Franklin and Marshall College earned The President’s Award for her explanation of how female rap artists are promoting women’s rights in the Muslim world.

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