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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

April 21, 2015
Curing diseases is a lot like solving a puzzle. In today's Academic Minute, the Scripps Research Institute's Elizabeth Thomas discusses her efforts to cure Huntington’s Disease on a genetic level.
April 20, 2015
Children who are shy or disruptive in school may be at risk for poor academic achievement. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Sandee McClowry shows how adapting to students’ needs and playing on their strengths works.
April 17, 2015
In 2015, social media is ubiquitous. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Stephen Barnard explains how journalists use social media.

Archive

May 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Liverpool John Moores University's David Wilkinson explores the role methane may have played in warming the Earth during the time of the dinosaurs.
May 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Brick Johnstone explores efforts to pinpoint the location of the religious experience through brain imaging.
May 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bridget Chesterton of the State University of New York College at Buffalo discusses the common experience of European immigration to the Americas.
May 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Paul Newhouse explores research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.
May 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Michael Gottfried discusses advances in our understanding of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and the implications for the study of human evolution.

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