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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

February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.
February 9, 2016
What we think of as common-sense morality may need some updating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's John Turri explains how what we ought to do might not always be what we can do.
February 8, 2016
Regular sexual activity can be a boon to your immune system. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Tierney Lorenz discusses her research into sex and the immune system.

Archive

February 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Nina Jablonski examines how evolution has created such a broad spectrum of human skin color.
February 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Lim explores the genetics behind the human sleep cycle.
February 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Law School's Robert Heverly examines the legal implications surrounding differing definitions of the Internet.
February 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Richard Walker discusses what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment.
February 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Midwestern University's David J. Green explores what a recent find reveals about how Australopithecus lived.

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