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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

April 27, 2015
Studying the eye’s movements might hold the key to unlocking mysteries about human vision and our attentional processes. In today's Academic Minute, York University's Scott Adler explains his ocular research.
April 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.

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August 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Joseph Auner explores how musicians have responded to the rapidly shifting technology behind modern electronic instruments.
August 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyar examines one of the more spectacular instruments aboard the Mars Science Lab’s Curiosity rover.
August 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's Catherine Clark examines the connection between sunlight and water pollution.
August 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's Arkhat Abzhanov explores the developmental shift that could have allowed dinosaurs to evolve into modern birds.
August 15, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Eckerd College's Peter Meylan describes the long migrations that mark the lifecycle of the sea turtle.

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