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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

September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.
August 29, 2015
Do violent video games encourage real-life violence? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson explores this commonly held belief.

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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