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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 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
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.

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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.
July 13, 2015
Is the production of chocolate hurting certain species? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's W. Scott McGraw explains the dark side of cocoa farming.
July 10, 2015
Apparently, Marcel Proust was funny. In today's Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Catherine Le Gouis helps us appreciate the famed writer’s comedy.
July 9, 2015
Does personal interaction with people who hold conflicting ideology influence your thinking? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Christopher Liu conducted a fascinating study on the topic.
July 8, 2015
Pass the chocolate! In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Larry Stevens discusses the brain-boosting powers of cocoa.

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