Higher Education Webinars

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.


October 7, 2015
What do you know about neutrinos? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Brianna Mount looks to help scientists learn more about these elusive particles.
October 6, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak examines when relying on computers has unintended consequences.
October 5, 2015
Competitive balance on the field and attendance in the stands may not go hand in hand. In today's Academic Minute, Oklahoma City University's Jonathan Willner describes his research into the economics of sports.


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.


Back to Top