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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

March 6, 2015
Can physics be the branch of science that finally figures out the origin of life on Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Jeremy England of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses how using physics can help to unravel the beginning of life.
March 5, 2015
Vocology is an emerging field focusing on the voice. In today's Academic Minute, Dickinson College's Lynn Helding discusses the importance of a science of the voice.
March 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.

Archive

October 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Jeff Clune discusses why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.
October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Susan Perry examines how early stability can shape the adult lives of social creatures.
October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Jeff Clune discusses why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.
October 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Norman Housley explores what a recent archaeological discovery could mean for our understanding of one of England’s most maligned monarchs.
October 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Ernst de Mooij explains how we can explore the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system without ever leaving Earth.

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