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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 17, 2015
In 2015, social media is ubiquitous. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Stephen Barnard explains how journalists use social media.
April 16, 2015
The climate has always been changing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Gabe Bowen offers an interesting profile of the climate as it’s been and as it might become.
April 15, 2015
Are you bored? If you are, do you know what type of boredom you are experience? There are several types, and in today's Academic Minute, the University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz discusses his discovery of yet another variety of boredom.

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February 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Caleb Everett explores the complicated relationship between numbers and words. Everett is an assistant professor of anthropology at Miami, in Florida, and spends much of his time doing field research in Brazil. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
February 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Michael Desch questions the assumption that Democratic presidents are less likely to take the United States to war.
February 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Jessamyn Neuhaus of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh explores the iconic status of Marge Simpson.
February 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Gavin Schmidt examines why we shouldn’t always expect scientists to agree.
February 15, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Wael Asaad reveals the important roles that expectation and surprise play in the learning process.

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