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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

August 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
August 27, 2015
In terms of gaining meaningful information, personal interviews remain extremely important. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Donna Decker analyzes the importance of personal interviews.
August 26, 2015
Human behavior is impacting climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Rolf Vinebrook discusses his research focusing on inland lakes.

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January 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater examines why artificial sweeteners can be thousands of time sweeter than real sugar.
January 27, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Kim Middleton explores how budding filmmakers are using YouTube as a place to develop their creativity.
January 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University's Elena Oancea discusses the similarity in how our eyes and skin respond to UV light.
January 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tulane University's David Mullin discusses his work using bacteria to convert old newspaper into biofuel.
January 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Shahid Naeem explains the history of humanity’s struggle to coexist with the natural environment.

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