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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

August 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
August 27, 2015
In terms of gaining meaningful information, personal interviews remain extremely important. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Donna Decker analyzes the importance of personal interviews.
August 26, 2015
Human behavior is impacting climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Rolf Vinebrook discusses his research focusing on inland lakes.

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December 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Jeff Lane discusses how shifting weather patterns are disrupting the lifecycle of hibernating mammals.
December 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Stuart Robbins describes his work mapping craters on the surface of Mars.
December 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Otago's Damian Scarf reexamines the conclusions of an experiment that claimed to detect a sense of morality in infants.
December 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Jenny Stuber examines why students from different socioeconomic backgrounds experience college differently.
December 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Utah's James Tabery explains how a psychological diagnosis of a defendant can influence the length of their sentence if convicted.

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