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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.

Archive

September 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Neil Johnson discusses how an advanced statistical analysis of war’s chaotic events can provide predictive power.
September 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Brian Foy discusses his work with a drug that could revolutionize mosquito control in malaria-ravaged areas.
September 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rochester Institute of Technology's Wade Robison explores the philosophical assumptions at the heart of sustainability ethics.
September 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, American Public University's Fred Stielow discusses how university libraries are adapting to the demands of the information age.
September 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Smith College's Joshua Miller examines the psychological landscape individuals must navigate in the wake of disasters. Miller is a professor of social welfare policy at Smith and chair of the School for Social Work's social policy sequence. Find out more about him here. A transcript of the podcast can be found here.

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