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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

May 22, 2015
How personal was your college experience? In today's Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Daniel F. Chambliss discusses the nature of college experiences.
May 21, 2015
The events of 9/11/2001 have had profound effects on our society. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Queensland's Katharine Gelber profiles free speech in the years following the terrorist attack.
May 20, 2015
The herpes simplex virus is incredibly common and also incurable. In today's Academic Minute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Betsy Herold discusses the search for a preventative vaccine.

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April 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Antoinette Maniatty examines how a better understanding of metal fatigue can increase safety and profitability in the aviation industry.
April 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Brad Bushman explores the relationship between victory and a competitor’s aggressive behavior. Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology and the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication at Ohio State. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Saint Michael’s College's William Ellis describes the connection between American rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips and the roots of reggae.
March 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bradley University's Stacey Robertson examines how many of the tactics used by 19th century abolitionists have been adapted and employed by those seeking to eradicate modern forms of slavery.
March 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Alma College's David Clark reveals deceptive behavior found in male wolf spiders.

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