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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

July 29, 2015
Can you easily tell when someone is flirting with you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall discusses the nature of flirtation and the resultant miscommunication that occurs.
July 28, 2015
Testing the melting permafrost of the Arctic is helping researchers learn more about climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Aron Stubbins traveled to Siberia to conduct his experiments.
July 27, 2015
Self-driving cars are almost a reality. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Diane Peters discusses her work toward creating autonomously piloted vehicles.

Archive

January 14, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Merced's François Blanchette discusses the math behind the warmth of a penguin huddle.
January 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Lars Hinrichs explains why many features of Texas-English are disappearing.
January 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Messiah College's Randy Zwally explores the invention of hardware that allows the banjo to be played in and out of tune.
January 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Oregon State University's George Poinar analyzes what a piece of amber has to say about the behavior of a long-extinct spider.
January 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Florin Dolcos of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign examines the importance of the handshake in making a good first impression.

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