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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 2, 2016
Examining how bones bounce back after breaking may help us build machines. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Chris Hernandez delves into how bones heal themselves and return to their original function.
April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.
April 28, 2016
It pays to be a team player. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Central Florida's Steven Whiting examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer.

Archive

January 14, 2016
Keep your eyes on the road. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Strayer explores the rise of infotainment systems in our cars and their potential consequences on our driving.
January 13, 2016
The use of herbicides is widespread, but we don’t know the whole story. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's John Sivey examines what happens to these chemicals after they are applied.
January 12, 2016
When companies are innovative, they can bring benefit, but also harm. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute explains that not all these companies have our best interests at heart.
January 11, 2016
Did scientific rivalry delay an important discovery in brain research? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Franco Pestilli examines how a once-forgotten discovery may bring huge benefits to our health.
January 8, 2016
Cities are constantly developing and aging. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger delves into how modern physics helps define the characteristics of our cities.

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