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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

August 4, 2015
A close look at a specific type of animal provides insight into the evolution of livestock management. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles Choctaw hogs.
August 3, 2015
Sometimes the evolution of two organisms occurs in tandem. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Chris Pires describes this type of evolution -- commonly called co-evolution. Pires is an associate professor in the division of biological sciences at Missouri. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 31, 2015
Everything is going digital. In today's Academic Minute, Neel Smith of the College of the Holy Cross discusses his work studying classical material using modern methods.

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March 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Merrimack College's A. David Lewis examines what the depiction of the afterlife in comic books says about how we view human nature.
March 14, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Indiana University's Sanya Carley examines consumers’ attitudes about electric cars that are keeping many of the vehicles off of the streets.
March 13, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Rebecca Fisher examines how a species of lizard is able to regenerate their self-amputated tails.
March 12, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Rebecca Knickmeyer explores how an infant’s brain can display signs of future neurological disorders.
March 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Hans Hofmann discusses the genetic basis of common behaviors found in distantly related species.

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