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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

April 27, 2015
Studying the eye’s movements might hold the key to unlocking mysteries about human vision and our attentional processes. In today's Academic Minute, York University's Scott Adler explains his ocular research.
April 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.

Archive

March 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Duane Watson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign examines why improving your public speaking skills may not help your audience recall what you had to say.
March 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Carol Worthman examines a project designed to reveal natural sleep patterns that are becoming rare in our increasingly technological world.
March 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Towson University's Kevin Burke explores the phenomenon of momentum in sports.
March 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Roselyn Hsueh discusses the position of the Chinese economy after 10 years as a member of the World Trade Organization.
March 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores why the development of electric cars is limited by the availability of rare earth metals.

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