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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 4, 2015
There is still so much mystery out in deep space. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oklahoma's Eddie Baron explains type Ia supernovae.
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.

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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.
April 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Wally Covington explores why the forests of the American West have become more susceptible to large fires and outlines efforts to restore their natural ecology. Covington is Regents’ Professor and director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona. Find out more about him here.
April 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Humboldt State University's William Wood explores the search for natural sources of new antibiotics.
April 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's William Connell explores a recent discovery that is shedding light on the ups and downs of Niccolo Machiavelli’s political life.
April 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Quinnipiac University's David Hill explores the challenge of containing communicable illnesses in a highly mobile society. Hill is a professor of medical sciences at Quinnipiac's Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, where he is responsible for directing global public health education initiatives. Find out more about him here.

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