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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 27, 2015
Studying the eye’s movements might hold the key to unlocking mysteries about human vision and our attentional processes. In today's Academic Minute, York University's Scott Adler explains his ocular research.
April 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.

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December 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Elisabeth Blagrove describes why shapes can influence how we perceive faces.
December 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Stephanie Pfirman examines the importance of the geographic area destined to be the last refuge for year-round Arctic sea ice.
December 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Jeff Lane discusses how shifting weather patterns are disrupting the lifecycle of hibernating mammals.
December 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Stuart Robbins describes his work mapping craters on the surface of Mars.
December 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Otago's Damian Scarf reexamines the conclusions of an experiment that claimed to detect a sense of morality in infants.

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