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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

March 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.
March 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.
March 2, 2015
Human sexuality seems to be growing increasingly complex as the days go by. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Ritch C. Savin-Williams offers a new perspective on the topic. Savin-Williams is a developmental psychology professor of human development and director of Cornell's Sex & Gender Lab.

Archive

November 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Erica van de Waal of the University of St. Andrews discusses the important role mothers play in learning among groups of vervet monkeys.
November 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Denver's Erica Chenoweth explores the success rates of both violent and non-violent resistance movements.
November 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Pushker Kharecha of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores how a small shift in the timing of peak CO2 emissions will shape the Earth’s climate for centuries.
November 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Thomas Morrissey of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh examines the growing popularity of the young-adult dystopian novel.
November 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Purdue University's Ephraim Fischbach describes how solar flares may soon be predicted through measuring variability in nuclear decay rates.

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