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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 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.
July 24, 2015
We’re still making discoveries about Shakespeare. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Douglas Bruster presents his research into Shakespeare’s brand.

Archive

June 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's James Hanson examines efforts to reduce unwanted encounters between humans and sharks by developing an effective repellent. Hanson is a professor of chemistry at Seton Hall, where his research interests include organic chemistry and polymer/materials science. Find out more about him here.
June 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff explores the rare transit of Venus taking place on June 5.
June 1, 2012
In today's Academic Minute -- the feature's 500th edition -- the University of Texas at Austin's Art Markman explores why we think round numbers are such a big deal.
May 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Murdoch University's Michael Bunce discusses his work using DNA testing to identify the non-declared contents of some traditional Chinese medicines.
May 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Liverpool John Moores University's David Wilkinson explores the role methane may have played in warming the Earth during the time of the dinosaurs.

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