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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

June 30, 2015
More and more people appear to be leaving their religious communities. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Northern Colorado's Josh Packard discusses our relationship with religion.
June 29, 2015
Atrial fibrillation is all too common. In today's Academic MInute, Duke University's Emily O’Brien describes her work to treat the cardiac condition.
June 26, 2015
Communities that foster creativity and growth among their top minds will likely flourish. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute discusses the connections among creativity, innovation and community.

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December 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Matthew Girton discusses the variety of psychological motivations that fuel persistent conflicts between family members.
December 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Carly Pacanowski explores how the cultural expectation of food at meetings and gatherings has contributed to the obesity epidemic.
December 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Michael Bergman of Bard College at Simon’s Rock discusses one of the Earth’s most extreme environments, its inner core.
December 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Fort Lewis College's Kenneth Miller discusses the natural origin of some widely used medicines.
December 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Michael Schuckers undertakes a statistical analysis of hockey’s most exciting feature -- the shootout.

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