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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

July 6, 2015
Sleep training might offer some interesting health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Michael Howell discusses the importance of sleep training.
July 2, 2015
Don’t get scared, but the threat of ticks is growing. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Keith Clay details the increasing presence of these insects.
July 1, 2015
How does a black hole die? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Hal Haggard describes the life cycle of black holes.

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January 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, New Mexico State University's Beth O’Leary describes the emerging need to protect historically important sites on the moon.
January 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Alan Cavaiola explains what makes a toxic co-worker and how to deal with them in the work place.
January 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Northern Colorado's Michael Opitz explores the link between literacy and physical health.
January 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Gary Edgerton explains the popularity of one of television’s hottest shows, "Mad Men."
January 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's David Courtwright examines the perceived conservative shift in politics in the United States.

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