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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

September 1, 2015
New technologies that monitor our environment are proving vital. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Pietro Ceccato discusses these new advances.
August 29, 2015
Do violent video games encourage real-life violence? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson explores this commonly held belief.
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.

Archive

January 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's David Courtwright examines the perceived conservative shift in politics in the United States.
January 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Robert Pallitto explains that the U.S. government’s approach to torture has changed little in the last century.
January 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Silvia Mejia discusses how advances in digital technology are allowing emigrants to maintain ties to home and family like never before.
December 28, 2011
This week on The Academic Minute, we are honoring the winners of our First Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. In today’s Academic Minute, we revisit Columbia University's Randi Hutter Epstein.
December 27, 2011
This week on The Academic Minute, we are honoring the winners of our First Annual Academic Minute Senior Superlatives. Today’s Academic Minute features the University of Notre Dame's Corey Angst.

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