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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 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.
June 29, 2015
Atrial fibrillation is all too common. In today's Academic MInute, Duke University's Emily O’Brien describes her work to treat the cardiac condition.

Archive

November 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Melissa Libertus reveals that a student’s math ability may be well-established before formal math education ever begins.
November 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Barry Albright discusses a new species of dinosaur recently discovered in southern Utah.
November 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Janet Angelis of the University at Albany examines the common actions and policies shared by high-performing schools.
November 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Rangaraj Ramanujam uses fourth down plays to explain why and when businesses choose to go for it.
November 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lycoming College's Daniela Ribitsch examines the arbitrary connection between words and the objects they represent. Ribitsch is a professor of German at Lycoming, in Williamsport, Pa. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. 

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