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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

August 4, 2015
A close look at a specific type of animal provides insight into the evolution of livestock management. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles Choctaw hogs.
August 3, 2015
Sometimes the evolution of two organisms occurs in tandem. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Chris Pires describes this type of evolution -- commonly called co-evolution. Pires is an associate professor in the division of biological sciences at Missouri. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 31, 2015
Everything is going digital. In today's Academic Minute, Neel Smith of the College of the Holy Cross discusses his work studying classical material using modern methods.

Archive

September 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Princeton University's Janet Currie reveals the link between a woman’s exposure to stress during pregnancy and the probability of experiencing complications during labor and delivery.
September 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Nancy Kiang of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines a recent discovery that hints at the potential color of extraterrestrial plant life.
September 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Durham University's Greger Larson discusses how the DNA of modern dogs is changing our understanding of what the earliest domesticated dogs were like.
September 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Myra Finkelstein of the University of California at Santa Cruz examines how lead poisoning is slowing the recovery of the California condor.
September 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Erika Marsillac describes how going green is keeping some companies in the black.

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