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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 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.
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.

Archive

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.
September 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Jeffrey Berman discusses the important role loss has played in inspiring great memoirs. Berman is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of English at Albany and author of Dying to Teach. Find out more about him here.
September 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater describes how slight differences in molecules can have significant and possibly devastating consequences. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here.
September 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Craig Rustici discusses the myth of Pope Joan and explains how efforts to suppress the legend may have solidified Joan’s status.
September 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Elizabeth Furdell examines how she uses the historical record to diagnose ailments in individuals from the distant past. Furdell is professor of history emerita and University Distinguished Professor at North Florida, and author of The Royal Doctors and Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in England until Insulin. Find out more about her here.

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