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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.

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March 6, 2015
Can physics be the branch of science that finally figures out the origin of life on Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Jeremy England of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses how using physics can help to unravel the beginning of life.
March 5, 2015
Vocology is an emerging field focusing on the voice. In today's Academic Minute, Dickinson College's Lynn Helding discusses the importance of a science of the voice.
March 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.

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November 6, 2014
Sometimes the old cliché less is more actually fits. In today's Academic Minute, Skidmore College's Paul Arciero discusses how the type of exercise you do might make all the difference.
November 5, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand explains how the benefit of attending college is different for each student.
November 4, 2014
It’s Election Day in the U.S. and all across the country, voters will be casting ballots for their preferred candidate. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Michele Gelfand discusses a superior way to help categorize the political direction that states vote.
November 3, 2014
A great deal has been written about the changing face of the traditional family. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maria Cancian takes a look at the landscape of divorce and custody in modern times.
October 31, 2014
Graveyards are spooky. As such, they often serve as the backdrop for scary scenes in literature and film. In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Richard Veit explains that they're more than that -- graveyards embody a rich cultural, historical and artistic presence.

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