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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 11, 2016
How does an economist look at climate change? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Garth Heutel explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering.
February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.
February 9, 2016
What we think of as common-sense morality may need some updating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's John Turri explains how what we ought to do might not always be what we can do.

Archive

October 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's C. David Williams explores how our bodies store and release energy as we move.
October 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Alicia Melis examines the similarities of cooperation between humans and chimpanzees.
October 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Buffalo's Shermali Gunawardena explores how traffic moves along the neuronal highways in the brain.
October 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Anthony Kontos describes when athletes playing youth sports are most likely to receive a concussion.
October 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Yagesh Bhambhani discusses why hands-free cell phone use makes driving dangerous.

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