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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

March 5, 2015
Vocology is an emerging field focusing on the voice. In today's Academic Minute, Dickinson College's Lynn Helding discusses the importance of a science of the voice.
March 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.
March 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.

Archive

January 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Silvia Mejia discusses how advances in digital technology are allowing emigrants to maintain ties to home and family like never before.
December 28, 2011
This week on The Academic Minute, we are honoring the winners of our First Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. In today’s Academic Minute, we revisit Columbia University's Randi Hutter Epstein.
December 27, 2011
This week on The Academic Minute, we are honoring the winners of our First Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Today’s Academic Minute features the University of Notre Dame's Corey Angst.
December 27, 2011
This week on The Academic Minute, we are honoring the winners of our First Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Today’s Academic Minute features Meagan Curtis of Purchase College of the State University of New York.  
December 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's Fred Caporaso explores the science behind a great food and wine pairing.

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