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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

September 4, 2015
There is still so much mystery out in deep space. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oklahoma's Eddie Baron explains type Ia supernovae.
September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.
September 2, 2015
Is anybody listening to those campaign speeches? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam J. Gaffey analyzes the language used in campaign speeches.

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April 13, 2015
The recent nuclear deal reached by the US, its allies and Iran has incredible, worldwide implications. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Nancy Gallagher analyzes the public perception of this deal.
April 10, 2015
Depictions of the Crusades usually entail throngs of pillaging troops sacking cities and running amok. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Greg Bell profiles the Crusades with a focus on the time off the battlefield.
April 9, 2015
Atomic element #79 is the precious metal more commonly known as gold. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Catherine J. Murphy describes her work with gold on a nanoscale level and showing its usage far beyond the creation of jewelry.
April 8, 2015
Why do we recycle? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan explores the psychology of recycling.
April 7, 2015
Are you a Neanderthal? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Glenn Geher explains why you might very well share some DNA with these ancestors of ours.

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