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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

May 27, 2015
Blueberries are delicious, but aside from their palatable flavor, eating them comes with some great health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Sarah Johnson touts the  benefits of consuming blueberries.
May 26, 2015
Discussions of climate change are everywhere. In today's Academic Minute, Michael Rawlins of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst explores climate change in the context of last winter, one of the coldest on record for the northeastern United States.
May 25, 2015
Is the history we’re presented actually accurate? In today's Academic Minute, American Military University's Jon Mikolashek critiques false historical narratives.

Archive

September 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Matthew Cain reveals how a thrill-seeking personality translates into the business world.
September 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Jill VanTongeren discusses how super volcanoes continue to forge one of the Earth’s most valuable metals.
September 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Chris Impey examines ancient light in an effort to better understand the lifecycle of supermassive black holes. 
September 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Neil Johnson discusses how an advanced statistical analysis of war’s chaotic events can provide predictive power.
September 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Brian Foy discusses his work with a drug that could revolutionize mosquito control in malaria-ravaged areas.

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