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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 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
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.

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July 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Joe MacGregor explains the mechanics of the fracturing currently plaguing the ice sheet of Antarctica.
July 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Carl Rubino examines why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.
July 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Susan Levine discusses the long-term advantages of playing with puzzles at an early age.
July 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Amélie Quesnel-Vallée discusses the multigenerational advantages of a college degree.
July 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Patricia Anderson discusses how efforts to improve academic performance have contributed to the obesity epidemic.

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