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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 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.
April 22, 2015
As you can likely imagine, space rendezvous is a highly complex process. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's John Christian explains his work to improve the computer imaging systems necessary for such a difficult task.

Archive

December 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's Fred Caporaso explores the science behind a great food and wine pairing.
December 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Duncan Cumming explains the importance of Ruth Glazer’s influence on the music career of her husband.
December 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvey Mudd College's Susan Martonosi examines the role mathematics plays in determining how quickly you move through airport security lines.
December 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Matthew Girton discusses the variety of psychological motivations that fuel persistent conflicts between family members.
December 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Carly Pacanowski explores how the cultural expectation of food at meetings and gatherings has contributed to the obesity epidemic.

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