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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

September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.
August 29, 2015
Do violent video games encourage real-life violence? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson explores this commonly held belief.

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August 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Mary Gauvain explores how exposure to cooking fire smoke in the developing world can impair cognitive development in children.
August 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Rachel Gross of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University examines how fears about not having enough to eat can contribute to obesity.
August 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Grand Valley State University's Luke Galen explores the connection between social wellbeing and various degrees of religious belief.
August 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Ruth DeFries discusses what we can learn about how humans have altered the landscape when we view the Earth from above.
August 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Oregon State University's Bill Ripple examines the important role large predators play in the health of any ecosystem.

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