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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 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.
March 26, 2015
We’re all consumers in one way or another. In today's Academic Minute, Concordia University's Gad Saad taps in to the biological origins of our consumerist nature.
March 25, 2015
Knowing what you don’t know is vital if you want to change that. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger profiles uncertainty.

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October 30, 2014
The presence of bats is a common theme for films, literature and anything angling to emit a creepy vibe. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Gary Kwiecinski describes his work to save them.
October 29, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft demonstrate how plants can hear predators.
October 28, 2014
We’re not exactly sure what yawns are or why we yawn. We know they’re contagious, but we’re still working out all the other details. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Oneonta's Andrew Gallup posits that yawns are a mechanism designed to cool the brain.
October 27, 2014
The climb toward equality continues in the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Alexandra Müller chronicles the plight of LGBT patients in the health care arena.
October 24, 2014
Sometimes you know what needs to be said, and you know why you need to say it – but putting it into words becomes an intractable path. In today's Academic Minute, Elms College's Dan Chelotti delves into writer’s block to quantify this difficulty so many of us have experienced.

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