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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 26, 2015
Discussions of climate change are everywhere. In today's Academic Minute, Michael Rawlins of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst explores climate change in the context of last winter, one of the coldest on record for the northeastern United States.
May 25, 2015
Is the history we’re presented actually accurate? In today's Academic Minute, American Military University's Jon Mikolashek critiques false historical narratives.
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.

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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.
March 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Joni Hersch examines the relationship between pay and the likelihood of experiencing sexual harassment.
March 26, 2012
In today's Academic Minute, Peter Laipson of Simon's Rock at Bard College discusses the history of bachelorhood.
March 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Wanhsiu (Sunny) Tsai of the University of Miami explores how advertisers shaped and supported the image of the gay community in the United States.

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