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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

May 5, 2015
Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, have been in the news a great deal lately -- usually negatively. In today's Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's Elizabeth Basha discusses the positive use of drones.
May 4, 2015
Pets are just like any other member of the family, and sometimes they need some specific health care as well. In today's Academic Minute, Marina D’Angelo of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, describes her work to treat canine osteoarthritis.
May 1, 2015
The term “communist” certainly has an associated stigma, especially in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, Bowdoin College's Kristen R. Ghodsee presents a historical account meant to counteract that negative association.

Archive

February 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Richard Walker discusses what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment.
February 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Midwestern University's David J. Green explores what a recent find reveals about how Australopithecus lived.
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.

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