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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

February 8, 2016
Regular sexual activity can be a boon to your immune system. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Tierney Lorenz discusses her research into sex and the immune system.
February 5, 2016
Clemson University was built by those who could never attend the college. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson's Rhondda Robinson Thomas discusses the enslaved people who helped build the institution and why it’s necessary to paint the full picture of such a history.
February 4, 2016
Chemotherapy can save lives but also be debilitating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of British Columbia's Mads Daugaard explains how a sugar protein may be the answer to an easier method of treating cancer.

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October 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Atalia Omer analyzes the role of cultural and religious identity in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
October 22, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Franklin and Marshall College's Timothy Roth examines the link between local climate and brain capacity within wide-ranging species.
October 21, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Stephanie King of the University of St Andrews explores recent findings that point to the use of names by dolphins.
October 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, New Jersey Institute of Technology's Gareth Russell explores the number of endangered tropical bird species. Russell is an associate professor of biological sciences at NJIT, where his research seeks to understand how complex ecological systems work. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 17, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Royal Holloway University's Lloyd White describes revisions to the map of the supercontinent Gondwana.

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