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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 28, 2015
Droughts have been in the news a great deal of late.  In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's A. Park Williams discusses how his work on trees has helped him learn a great deal about droughts in the process.
May 27, 2015
Blueberries are delicious, but aside from their palatable flavor, eating them comes with some great health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Sarah Johnson touts the  benefits of consuming blueberries.
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.

Archive

January 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Michael French explores the link between the health of the economy and patterns of alcohol consumption.
January 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Pat Werhane reveals the psychological factors that contribute to recidivism in the American criminal justice system.
January 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, St. John’s University's Jeff Sovern explores efforts to make sure home buyers understand the terms of their loan.
January 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville reveals why musical silence is just as important to a composition as the notes themselves.
January 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Julia Mickenberg discusses how the political climate of the 20th century influenced children’s literature.

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