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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 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.
July 30, 2015
An often overlooked segment of family research deals with maternal estrangement. In today's Academic MInute, Iowa State's Megan Gilligan delves directly into this understudied topic.

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July 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Laura Bix explores efforts to increase the visibility of warning labels on medication.
July 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Alloway examines how using social media can improve the performance of your memory.
July 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Jacob Hirsh explores how the effectiveness of advertisements could be improved by ignoring demographics and focusing on the customer’s personality.
July 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Sheffield's Katie Field examines how the earliest plants survived on an Earth that didn’t yet have soil.
July 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's David Zald examines why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.

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