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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 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 30, 2016
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but secondary illnesses could be an issue. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Allison Webel discusses how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases.
May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.

Archive

January 15, 2016
Why are your digital pictures so grainy? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Justin Dressel explains how quantum physics has a lot to do with what shows up on your screen.
January 14, 2016
Keep your eyes on the road. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Strayer explores the rise of infotainment systems in our cars and their potential consequences on our driving.
January 13, 2016
The use of herbicides is widespread, but we don’t know the whole story. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's John Sivey examines what happens to these chemicals after they are applied.
January 12, 2016
When companies are innovative, they can bring benefit, but also harm. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute explains that not all these companies have our best interests at heart.
January 11, 2016
Did scientific rivalry delay an important discovery in brain research? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Franco Pestilli examines how a once-forgotten discovery may bring huge benefits to our health.

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