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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 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.
March 2, 2015
Human sexuality seems to be growing increasingly complex as the days go by. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Ritch C. Savin-Williams offers a new perspective on the topic. Savin-Williams is a developmental psychology professor of human development and director of Cornell's Sex & Gender Lab.
February 27, 2015
Appraising the work of an educator is a highly nuanced process. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Cory Koedel describes his work to improve the overall fairness of teaching evaluations. Koedel is an associate professor of economics and public policy at Missouri's Columbia campus. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

Archive

June 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Michael Paul explores how a recently refined measurement has provided a better picture of the early solar system.
June 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses why not all honey bees are mindless drones without individual personality traits.
June 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Daniel Kissling explores what the number and type of palm species in tropical forests reveal about the climate of the deep past.
June 22, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Trollinger explores the growth of tourism in Amish Country and why many of us are fascinated by their way of life.
June 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Carey Rappaport examines the development of a new generation of body scanners that will provide an increase in security and privacy for airline passengers.

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