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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

April 27, 2015
Studying the eye’s movements might hold the key to unlocking mysteries about human vision and our attentional processes. In today's Academic Minute, York University's Scott Adler explains his ocular research.
April 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.

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August 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dan Caldwell examines the relationship between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caldwell is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine’s Seaver College. Previously, he served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the Executive Office of the President in Washington. Find out more about him here.
August 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Sarbajit Banerjee describes his efforts to create a window coating that will hold back heat on warm days, while allowing it to pass through during the winter months. Banerjee is an assistant professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he specializes in materials chemistry and nanoscale electronics. Find out more about him here.
August 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at Riverside's Carl Cranor reveals how easily the unborn are exposed to environmental toxins and discusses the medical consequences such exposure brings as children grow into adults. Cranor is a professor of psychology and member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program faculty at UC-Riverside. Find out more about him here.
August 24, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Medical College's Stanley Glick discusses his work on a substance that could reduce cravings and clear a path to recovery for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. Glick is a professor and director of the Glick-Maisonneuve laboratory at Albany. Find out more about him here.
August 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joe Schwieterman explains a new trend that has more people renting cars and reveals why the practice should be encouraged. Schwieterman is a professor in DePaul’s School of Public Service, where his teaching and research interests include public policy, transportation, urban planning, geographic information systems, economics, and research methods. Find out more about him here.

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