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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

February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.
February 9, 2016
What we think of as common-sense morality may need some updating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's John Turri explains how what we ought to do might not always be what we can do.
February 8, 2016
Regular sexual activity can be a boon to your immune system. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Tierney Lorenz discusses her research into sex and the immune system.

Archive

May 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bridget Chesterton of the State University of New York College at Buffalo discusses the common experience of European immigration to the Americas.
May 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Paul Newhouse explores research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.
May 24, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Michael Gottfried discusses advances in our understanding of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and the implications for the study of human evolution.
May 23, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Stetson University's Melissa Gibbs explores how an invasive species of catfish is making life hard for the manatees of Florida.
May 22, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Baylor University's Marjorie Cooper discusses research examining why religious belief doesn’t always translate into ethical behavior.

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