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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 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.
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.

Archive

August 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Jose Lopez examines the various uses for the little-known fourth state of matter, plasma.
August 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Catherine Sabiston explores how readjusting goals about physical fitness can increase health in cancer survivors.
August 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Sandra Russ explores how the level of imagination in children’s play has responded to recent technology and time restrictions.
August 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Earle McBride examines the discovery of microscopic artifacts on one of history’s most famous beaches.
August 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Lawrence Rosenblum, explains how our senses are often telling us more than we consciously realize.

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