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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

June 30, 2015
More and more people appear to be leaving their religious communities. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Northern Colorado's Josh Packard discusses our relationship with religion.
June 29, 2015
Atrial fibrillation is all too common. In today's Academic MInute, Duke University's Emily O’Brien describes her work to treat the cardiac condition.
June 26, 2015
Communities that foster creativity and growth among their top minds will likely flourish. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute discusses the connections among creativity, innovation and community.

Archive

October 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Amy Sliva examines how advances in computing power are allowing for an artificially intelligent approach to cyber security.
October 22, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio University's Terry Gates discusses how shifting geographic features contributed to the creation of two distinct groups of North American dinosaurs.
October 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Sharon Kim of Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School explores the psychological response that often turns social outsiders into successful entrepreneurs.
October 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Loyola University of Chicago's David Shoham describes how an adolescent’s circle of friends can influence his or her weight and health.
October 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Harry Ostrer of Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine examines how genetic analysis is shedding light on the global history of entire peoples.

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