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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

September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.

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December 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Sera Young examines why some pregnant women experience a compulsion to eat odd things.
December 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Stuart discusses how the Mayans would have viewed the end of the year 2012.
November 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Diana Deutsch of the University of California at San Diego describes the genetic and cultural factors that give some perfect pitch.
November 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Northern Colorado's John Mark Froiland explores why parental expectations are an important part of academic success.
November 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Youngjin Yoo examines how digital materials evolve in way their creators never imagined.

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