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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

July 2, 2015
Don’t get scared, but the threat of ticks is growing. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Keith Clay details the increasing presence of these insects.
July 1, 2015
How does a black hole die? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Hal Haggard describes the life cycle of black holes.
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.

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October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Susan Perry examines how early stability can shape the adult lives of social creatures.
October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Jeff Clune discusses why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.
October 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Norman Housley explores what a recent archaeological discovery could mean for our understanding of one of England’s most maligned monarchs.
October 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Ernst de Mooij explains how we can explore the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system without ever leaving Earth.
October 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Keith Ashley describes what life was like for Native Americans at the earliest Spanish missions.

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