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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 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.
March 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.

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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