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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 1, 2015
The term “communist” certainly has an associated stigma, especially in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, Bowdoin College's Kristen R. Ghodsee presents a historical account meant to counteract that negative association.
April 30, 2015
Photographs can surely capture a visual depiction of a city, but is that enough? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger discusses his urban tomography project.
April 29, 2015
Your recollection of a particular event might be exceptionally detailed and still completely inaccurate. In today's Academic Minute, Lafayette College's Jennifer Talarico explains her work to better understand how memory works.

Archive

April 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Illinois at Chicago's Thomas Park explores the hardy nature of the naked mole-rat and how an understanding of the odd creature could improve medical outcomes in humans.
April 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the biochemistry of highly targeted chemotherapy drugs.
April 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Christopher Schmidt-Nowara describes how the institution of slavery came to an end in Latin America.
April 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Susan Collins examines the effectiveness of alcohol prohibition at facilities providing transitional housing for the homeless.
April 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Antoinette Maniatty examines how a better understanding of metal fatigue can increase safety and profitability in the aviation industry.

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