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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 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.
February 4, 2016
Chemotherapy can save lives but also be debilitating. In today's Academic Minute, the University of British Columbia's Mads Daugaard explains how a sugar protein may be the answer to an easier method of treating cancer.
February 3, 2016
The prevalence of allergies is on the rise in the U.S. and around the world. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Avery August describes how the overuse of antibiotics could be to blame.

Archive

December 21, 2015
Black colleges can suffer from a negative perception from their peers. In today's Academic Minute, Melissa E. Wooten of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has more on how this view should be changed.
December 18, 2015
Is Tesla channeling its inner Henry Ford? In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's W. Rocky Newman explores the differences and similarities between these automakers, which changed the game nearly 100 years apart.
December 17, 2015
Should we change how we measure things? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Queensland's Thomas Stace explains why the definition of some standard units could use some updating.
December 16, 2015
Alcohol dependence is tough to treat effectively. In today's Academic Minute, Pia Steensland of the Karolinska Institutet details her research into a new treatment option.
December 15, 2015
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes explains why this misconception can finally be put to rest.

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