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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.

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September 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's David Kisailus examines how understanding the structure of a powerful little shrimp could lead to materials that are both stronger and lighter.
September 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Larisa DeSantis explores the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.
September 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Richard Lankau reveals how some native plants are responding to an ecological shift caused by invasive species.
September 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Richard Brutchey examines a breakthrough that will allow any surface to become a solar cell.
September 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Princeton University's Janet Currie reveals the link between a woman’s exposure to stress during pregnancy and the probability of experiencing complications during labor and delivery.

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