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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 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.
May 26, 2016
How important is having a good mentor during college? In today's Academic Minute, Gwynedd Mercy University's Rebecca Lakin Gullan discusses how a strong mentor can make a difference to students.
May 25, 2016
How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.

Archive

November 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Wyoming's Sora Kim discusses how scientists are using advanced technology to understand the diet of the elusive white shark.
November 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Zachary Blount examines how scientists have observed bacteria evolve new capabilities over thousands of generations.
November 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Michael Sayette examines how alcohol influences social interactions between strangers.
November 15, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Thomas Emerson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses a microscopic discovery that reveals big things about culture and ritual at one of North America’s largest pre-Columbian settlements.
November 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Walter Piper of Chapman University explains why territorial disputes among loons can become a battle to the death. Piper is a professor of biology at Chapman, in Orange, Calif. He has studied the territoriality of Common Loons since 1993 in Oneida County, Wisconsin. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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