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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

September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.
September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.

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May 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Lisa Levin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego examines the discovery of a new class of deep-sea environment.
May 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Edmund Yeh examines how the structure of the Internet could be changed to improve efficiency.
May 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Allen Hurlbert discusses how different species of migratory birds are responding to global climate change.
April 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's G. Thomas Couser explores how memoir is often the precursor of social change and the increased acceptance of minority groups.
April 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Ross Brann traces the similarities of Hebrew and Arabic to a time when they were considered a single language.

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