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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 4, 2015
There is still so much mystery out in deep space. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oklahoma's Eddie Baron explains type Ia supernovae.
September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
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.

Archive

July 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores how practices introduced in the developing world could improve the efficiency of the healthcare system in the developed world.
July 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Brad Bushman describes the connection between first person shooter video games and real-world marksmanship.
July 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Joe MacGregor explains the mechanics of the fracturing currently plaguing the ice sheet of Antarctica.
July 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Carl Rubino examines why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.
July 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Susan Levine discusses the long-term advantages of playing with puzzles at an early age.

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