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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 4, 2016
Why are some people the grammar police and others not? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Robin Queen delves into whether personality type may determine if you care about whether someone typed the right “there” or “their.”
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.

Archive

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.
June 19, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Michael Habib examines why rarely used behaviors can determine an animal’s evolutionary success.
June 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Leah Lakdawala describes how technology is allowing sex discrimination to begin before birth.
June 17, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Amy Kelley explores the average Medicare recipient’s medical expenses during the last five years.
June 14, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Gerald Haeffel explores why college students might be open to catching depression while away at school.

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