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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 27, 2015
The use of mobile learning platforms is increasing. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Ronald Johnson offers a profile and analysis of the developing new tools that make digital learning easier and effective.
March 26, 2015
We’re all consumers in one way or another. In today's Academic Minute, Concordia University's Gad Saad taps in to the biological origins of our consumerist nature.
March 25, 2015
Knowing what you don’t know is vital if you want to change that. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger profiles uncertainty.

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September 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Paul Beier explores how wildlife corridors can help populations of animals deal with increasing urban sprawl.
August 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Catherine Haslam describes how our attitudes about our age can influence our performance on mental tasks.
August 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Mark Bertness discusses how sport fishing is damaging marshes along Cape Cod.
August 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Mary Gauvain explores how exposure to cooking fire smoke in the developing world can impair cognitive development in children.
August 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Rachel Gross of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University examines how fears about not having enough to eat can contribute to obesity.

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