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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 25, 2016
How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.
May 24, 2016
Female terrorists are used partly for their shock value. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Lori Poloni-Staudinger explores how the idea of women as peaceful life givers makes their attacks stand out more than those by their male counterparts.
May 23, 2016
Are some of the earliest building blocks of the universe making their way to Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Wrede discusses how pre-solar grains inside meteorites are giving us a rare up-close look into the workings of the solar system.

Archive

July 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Newcastle University's Geraldine Wright discusses why bees get a kick out of caffeine.
July 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Ryan Sullivan examines why California snow is dependent on dust from across the Pacific.
July 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Daniel Ksepka discusses the common ancestor of today’s swifts and hummingbirds.
July 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Andrew Juhl of Columbia University examines why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean.
July 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Tal Ezer examines why one section of the Atlantic coast is more vulnerable to sea level rise than others.

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