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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

August 27, 2015
In terms of gaining meaningful information, personal interviews remain extremely important. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Donna Decker analyzes the importance of personal interviews.
August 26, 2015
Human behavior is impacting climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Rolf Vinebrook discusses his research focusing on inland lakes.
August 25, 2015
You might not realize the exceptionally vital role standardization plays in our daily lives. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Michael Spring discusses the importance of standardization.

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July 20, 2015
Are millennials losing their religion? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean M. Twenge delves into the religious practices of the age group she calls Generation Me.
July 17, 2015
Who fosters the best entrepreneurs? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger provides a close look at the nature of innovation, creativity and the creation of entrepreneurs.
July 16, 2015
Do you know the Beatles as well as a computer does? In today's Academic Minute, Lawrence Technological University's Lior Shamir discusses efforts to improve the creative intelligence of computers.
July 15, 2015
We all need water! In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Upmanu Lall explores the future of irrigation.
July 14, 2015
We’re about to learn a lot about Pluto. In today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff details the exciting intergalactic current events. Pasachoff is director of Hopkins Observatory, chair of the astronomy department, and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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