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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

July 29, 2015
Can you easily tell when someone is flirting with you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall discusses the nature of flirtation and the resultant miscommunication that occurs.
July 28, 2015
Testing the melting permafrost of the Arctic is helping researchers learn more about climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Aron Stubbins traveled to Siberia to conduct his experiments.
July 27, 2015
Self-driving cars are almost a reality. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Diane Peters discusses her work toward creating autonomously piloted vehicles.

Archive

July 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Colby College's David Freidenreich examines the historical meaning of dietary restrictions within the world's major monotheistic religions.
July 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Heather Mattila reveals how the health of a bee colony is related to the sexual behavior of the queen.
July 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Anna Balazs explores how a synthetic material could provide robots with a sense of touch.
June 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Michael Wasserman discusses his research project examining the role of soy in primate diets.
June 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Lauren Ellman explains the connection between a prenatal bout with the flu and an increased rate of schizophrenia.

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