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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

July 29, 2015
Can you easily tell when someone is flirting with you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall discusses the nature of flirtation and the resultant miscommunication that occurs.
July 28, 2015
Testing the melting permafrost of the Arctic is helping researchers learn more about climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Aron Stubbins traveled to Siberia to conduct his experiments.
July 27, 2015
Self-driving cars are almost a reality. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Diane Peters discusses her work toward creating autonomously piloted vehicles.

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July 10, 2015
Apparently, Marcel Proust was funny. In today's Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Catherine Le Gouis helps us appreciate the famed writer’s comedy.
July 9, 2015
Does personal interaction with people who hold conflicting ideology influence your thinking? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Christopher Liu conducted a fascinating study on the topic.
July 8, 2015
Pass the chocolate! In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Larry Stevens discusses the brain-boosting powers of cocoa.
July 7, 2015
Technology is a good thing for everyone, right? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Kentaro Toyama profiles the equality of benefits technology offers.
July 6, 2015
Sleep training might offer some interesting health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Michael Howell discusses the importance of sleep training.

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