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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 11, 2016
How does an economist look at climate change? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Garth Heutel explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering.
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.

Archive

September 17, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak discusses when relying on computers has unintended consequences.
September 16, 2015
Quantum physics deals with some fascinatingly abstract concepts. In today's Academic Minute, National University of Singapore's Valerio Scarani delves into his complex research.
September 15, 2015
Discussions about our failing infrastructure seem to dominate the nightly news. In today's Academic Minute, Lawrence Technological University's Nabil Grace describes his work to seek solutions to this important issue.
September 14, 2015
New research into how we process sugar on a molecular level offers insights into our bodies. In today's Academic Minute, Michelle A. Mondoux of the College of the Holy Cross discusses her experiments.
September 11, 2015
Is our current voting system the most fair? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's John Cullinan examines the arithmetic behind the way we vote.

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