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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 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.
August 29, 2015
Do violent video games encourage real-life violence? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson explores this commonly held belief.
August 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.

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October 15, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Tim Lockley explains why 19th-century yellow fever epidemics hit some segments of Savannah’s population harder than others.
October 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Jeff Clune discusses why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.
October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Jeff Clune discusses why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.
October 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Susan Perry examines how early stability can shape the adult lives of social creatures.
October 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Norman Housley explores what a recent archaeological discovery could mean for our understanding of one of England’s most maligned monarchs.

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