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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 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.
March 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.
March 2, 2015
Human sexuality seems to be growing increasingly complex as the days go by. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Ritch C. Savin-Williams offers a new perspective on the topic. Savin-Williams is a developmental psychology professor of human development and director of Cornell's Sex & Gender Lab.

Archive

August 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Nina Marinello examines the conflicting nutritional information found in the media and how to tell good information from the bad. Marinello is coordinator of sports nutrition for the department of athletics at Albany, part of the State University of New York System. Find out more about her here.
August 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Jennifer Wesely discusses the connection between violence against women and homelessness. Wesely is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at North Florida, co-author of 2010's Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women, and author of the forthcoming Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization (Lynne Rienner Publishers). Find out more about her here.
August 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Palladino discusses efforts to create affordable personalized genomes to guide medical care. Palladino is dean of the School of Science and an associate professor of biology at Monmouth. Find out more about him here.
July 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Brent Plate examines the point at which art becomes blasphemy. Plate is a visiting associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton and author of Blasphemy: Art that Offends (Black Dog Publishing). Find out more about him here.
July 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Elizabeth Markovits explains a striking similarity between the plot elements that define Greek tragedy and the democratic process. Markovits is an assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke and author of The Politics of Sincerity: Plato, Frank Speech, and Democratic Judgment (Penn State Press). Find out more about her here.

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