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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 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.
July 2, 2015
Don’t get scared, but the threat of ticks is growing. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Keith Clay details the increasing presence of these insects.
July 1, 2015
How does a black hole die? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Hal Haggard describes the life cycle of black holes.

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June 9, 2015
How accurate is your information? In today's Academic Minute, Brian Southwell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explores the spread of information, and often, just how wrong it can be.
June 8, 2015
Climate change and the environment at large have a huge effect on everything. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Lori Hunter discusses the relationship between human migration and the natural environment.
June 5, 2015
Can sentiments about a disease be worse than the actual condition? In today's Academic Minute, College of the Holy Cross's Renée L. Beard discusses the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
June 4, 2015
Mathematics is a universally important topic. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger provides a fascinating analysis of mathematics as the important field of research it is.
June 3, 2015
The end of time is a topic that has gripped philosophers, theologians and everyone in between. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Paul Matthew Sutter details the likely conclusion of our universe.

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