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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 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.
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.

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December 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Eric Fortune discusses how our brains are wired for cooperation.
November 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Fort Lewis College's Brian Burke describes how the unconscious fear of death animates virtually all human action and belief.
November 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adam Rabinowitz of the University of Texas at Austin discusses his efforts to preserve archaeological research for examination by generations of future scholars.
November 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Jeffrey Green describes the specific actions that define political charisma.
November 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Emily Stark of Minnesota State University, Mankato, reveals how the presence of a suggested minimum payment on your credit card statement can influence the amount you decide to pay.

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