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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 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.
March 27, 2015
The use of mobile learning platforms is increasing. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Ronald Johnson offers a profile and analysis of the developing new tools that make digital learning easier and effective.

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November 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Jonathan Bobaljik discusses what we can learn from studying languages on the verge of extinction. Bobaljik is a professor of linguistics at UConn, where his research addresses questions of linguistic universals. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Joan Teno explores the usefulness of the stressful transitions faced by the elderly in the last stage of life.
November 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Stuart Gaffin discusses how the colors and materials used by urban planners can reduce the higher temperatures associated with global climate change.
November 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Daniel Messinger decodes the common features of interactions between an infant and parent. Messinger is a professor of psychology, pediatrics, and electrical & computer engineering at Miami. His research uses computerized measurement techniques to study the emotional development of infants through interactions with their caregivers. Find out more about him here.
November 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Misericordia University's Brian Carso traces the fine line that separates treason and loyal opposition in the American political process.

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