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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 6, 2016
Are blonds really dumb? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky discusses whether this stereotype is real or just a myth.
May 5, 2016
Cities can be overwhelming and alienating, but this can also lead to their vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses the pros and cons of living next to so many people.
May 4, 2016
Why are some people the grammar police and others not? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Robin Queen delves into whether personality type may determine if you care about whether someone typed the right “there” or “their.”

Archive

May 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Matthew Goodwin describes how wearable technology is improving the quality of autism studies.
May 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Natalie Phillips examines how the brain functions while reading literature.
May 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's John Ragosta examines the historical roots of the National Day of Prayer.
May 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Texas A&M University's Joseph Nagyvary demonstrates the different vowel tones possessed by many high-end violins.
April 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Heath Brown explains how some minority-serving organizations work to encourage voting.

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