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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

May 24, 2016
Female terrorists are used partly for their shock value. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Lori Poloni-Staudinger explores how the idea of women as peaceful life givers makes their attacks stand out more than those by their male counterparts.
May 23, 2016
Are some of the earliest building blocks of the universe making their way to Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Wrede discusses how pre-solar grains inside meteorites are giving us a rare up-close look into the workings of the solar system.
May 20, 2016
Next time you watch a movie, try to control your eyes. In today’s Academic Minute, Kansas State University’s Lester Loschky discusses how Hollywood directors have become masters at telling our eyes where to look when watching a film.

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February 18, 2016
Does a deeper voice lead to better chances of reproducing for male howler monkeys? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Leslie Knapp determines that female howler monkeys might want to stay away from the Barry Whites of the bunch.
February 17, 2016
Cuba is undergoing changes in the wake of new travel policies by the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's Tobin Porterfield explains how his students got to Cuba before the change.
February 16, 2016
How long does it take for a species to evolve? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alaska at Anchorage's Emily Lescak explores how one freshwater fish shows evolution can take place much faster than previously thought.
February 15, 2016
Having a toxic worker on your staff can cause big problems. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Dylan Minor explores the cost of having even one person bringing down the office.
February 12, 2016
Indigenous people in Costa Rica are looking to have their history preserved. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Michelle Watts explores the uncertain future of many of these groups and their sacred sites in their Central American homeland.

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