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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

May 3, 2016
Do women know when to keep their partners away from other ovulating women? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Steven Neuberg explores this question.
May 2, 2016
Examining how bones bounce back after breaking may help us build machines. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Chris Hernandez delves into how bones heal themselves and return to their original function.
April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.

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June 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Emily Elliott discusses aging sewer systems and reveals the threat they pose to the environment.
June 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Cincinnati's David Lentz describes how a volcanic eruption has increased our knowledge of everyday life among the Maya. Lentz is a professor of biological sciences and executive director of Cincinnati's Center for Field Studies. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Donald Stewart of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry examines why he went looking for a new species of fish in a library.
June 21, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Valorie Salimpoor explores the neurology behind the human love of music.
June 20, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Sheffield's Vasileios Lampos discusses what detailed analysis of a period literature says about the spirit of the age.

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