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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

September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.

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October 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Bristol's George Nash describes his discovery of what could be the United Kingdom’s oldest example of cave art.
October 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Amy Sliva examines how advances in computing power are allowing for an artificially intelligent approach to cyber security.
October 22, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio University's Terry Gates discusses how shifting geographic features contributed to the creation of two distinct groups of North American dinosaurs.
October 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Sharon Kim of Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School explores the psychological response that often turns social outsiders into successful entrepreneurs.
October 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Loyola University of Chicago's David Shoham describes how an adolescent’s circle of friends can influence his or her weight and health.

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