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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.

Archive

December 25, 2012
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Thomas Park of the University of Illinois at Chicago received the Most Likely to Take Over the World award for this explanation of why the naked mole rat can survive conditions that would be lethal to most of us.
December 24, 2012
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives.
December 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Plattsburgh's Connie Shemo explores the connection between the women’s foreign mission movement of the early twentieth century and two pioneering female doctors.
December 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Purdue University's Ian Kaplan explains the complex ecological and biological relationship between predators and their prey.
December 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Timothy Lyons of the University of California at Riverside examines the complex history of the Earth’s oxygen-rich oceans.

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