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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

May 1, 2015
The term “communist” certainly has an associated stigma, especially in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, Bowdoin College's Kristen R. Ghodsee presents a historical account meant to counteract that negative association.
April 30, 2015
Photographs can surely capture a visual depiction of a city, but is that enough? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger discusses his urban tomography project.
April 29, 2015
Your recollection of a particular event might be exceptionally detailed and still completely inaccurate. In today's Academic Minute, Lafayette College's Jennifer Talarico explains her work to better understand how memory works.

Archive

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.
April 6, 2015
Does temperature affect the spread of the common cold? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ellen Foxman explores how the rhinovirus travels.
April 3, 2015
Discussions about the separation of church and state present a series of complicated issues. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Jo-Renee Formicola analyzes this relationship in the wake of the Catholic sex-abuse scandals.
April 2, 2015
The spectrum of human sexuality is shifting. In today's Academic Minute, K.J. Rawson of the College of The Holy Cross explores the benefits of a digital transgender archive.
April 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.

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