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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

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.

Archive

May 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Jason Kring discusses the known and unknown challenges of long-term space flight.
May 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Liz Erickson of the State University of New York Canton discusses how the depiction of forensic science in television crime dramas has shaped jury expectations.
May 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Lisa Levin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego examines the discovery of a new class of deep-sea environment.
May 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Edmund Yeh examines how the structure of the Internet could be changed to improve efficiency.
May 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Allen Hurlbert discusses how different species of migratory birds are responding to global climate change.

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