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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

April 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Sam Sommers explains how our behavior is often influenced by the context of our daily lives.
March 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Robert Schwartz explains the historical events that inspired Victor Hugo to pen Les Misérables.
March 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Simon Fraser University's David Burley examines how radiometric dating techniques are improving our understanding of exactly when the settlement of Polynesia began.
March 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Richard Palmer describes a surprising find about how some barnacles reproduce.
March 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's Jason Keller explores how organisms alter one of life’s most fundamental processes in oxygen-poor environments.

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