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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

February 12, 2016
Indigenous people in Costa Rica are looking to have their history preserved. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Michelle Watts explores the uncertain future of many of these groups and their sacred sites in their Central American homeland.
February 11, 2016
How does an economist look at climate change? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Garth Heutel explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering.
February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.

Archive

October 23, 2015
A dislike button is in the works for Facebook. In today's Academic Minute, Cabrini College's Felicity Duncan explains why changing demographics are altering the company’s stance.
October 22, 2015
Can medication typically used to treat a specific illness be effective in treating other illnesses, too? In today's Academic Minute, Lancaster University's Christian Holscher shows that certain treatments may be effective in a wide range of afflictions.
October 21, 2015
A turtle’s shell is iconic, but we’re not sure how it evolved. In today's Academic Minute, Gaberiel Bever of New York Institute of Technology explains how new fossils are bringing more understanding to how turtles got their turtle power.
October 20, 2015
Are we living in the age of anxiety? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Julie McCarthy explores how being stressed in the office leads to employee burnout.
October 19, 2015
She might not be that into you, or maybe she doesn’t even know you’re there. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Lisa Stowers describes how the brains of female mice can shut off male-detecting neurons.

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