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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 22, 2015
How personal was your college experience? In today's Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Daniel F. Chambliss discusses the nature of college experiences.
May 21, 2015
The events of 9/11/2001 have had profound effects on our society. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Queensland's Katharine Gelber profiles free speech in the years following the terrorist attack.
May 20, 2015
The herpes simplex virus is incredibly common and also incurable. In today's Academic Minute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Betsy Herold discusses the search for a preventative vaccine.

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July 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Greg Wilson describes how a slight change in tooth shape allowed early mammals to compete in a world dominated by dinosaurs. Wilson is an assistant professor of biology at Washington and adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology at the university’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Find out more about him here.
July 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the U.S. Naval War College's Nicholas Sarantakes explores how tense international relations have regularly spilled over into the Olympic arena.
July 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Kurt Rotthoff examines claims about the economic benefit of investing in large sports arenas and stadiums.
July 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Colby College's David Freidenreich examines the historical meaning of dietary restrictions within the world's major monotheistic religions.
July 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Heather Mattila reveals how the health of a bee colony is related to the sexual behavior of the queen.

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