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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 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.
February 5, 2016
Clemson University was built by those who could never attend the college. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson's Rhondda Robinson Thomas discusses the enslaved people who helped build the institution and why it’s necessary to paint the full picture of such a history.

Archive

January 21, 2016
Are you thinking of popping the question soon? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Ann Bowers examines how the story attached to a diamond may move the price more than the 4 C’s.
January 20, 2016
Do you check Twitter in bed when you should be sleeping? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Peter Polos examines how using a smartphone in bed can lead to harmful effects during the daytime.
January 19, 2016
How do you get home from deep space if your communication systems fail? In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's John Christian discusses his research into helping astronauts with this problem.
January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.
January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.

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