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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 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.
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.

Archive

November 3, 2015
Literacy is a big milestone in the education of a child. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina's Nicole Gardner-Neblett discusses how storytelling helps African-American children achieve this goal.
November 2, 2015
How would you rate your friends? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Joseph Reagle explains how a new app may be pushing the boundaries of our online culture.
October 30, 2015
What sound does a spider make? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cincinnati's George Uetz tells us all about purring spiders.
October 29, 2015
Urban development is not unlike Newton’s law of gravitation. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger describes this notion with a fascinating analogy.
October 28, 2015
The Witness Project is helping more women get tested for breast cancer. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Rachel Mayo explores how reaching out to African-American women is key in fighting this disease.

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