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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

March 5, 2015
Vocology is an emerging field focusing on the voice. In today's Academic Minute, Dickinson College's Lynn Helding discusses the importance of a science of the voice.
March 4, 2015
Is your church in favor of same-sex marriage? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Maurice Gattis examines the effects of pro-LGBT stances held by religious institutions.
March 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.

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January 9, 2015
Are we getting closer towards achieving gender equality or have the trends begun to reverse? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's David A. Cotter dissects shifting attitudes toward gender bias.
January 8, 2015
The term air pollution might evoke images of an industrialized city with many factories with billowing smokestacks or a crowded freeway of cars pumping emissions into the atmosphere. But in today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Richard Peltier reminds us that everyone should be aware of air they breathe.
January 7, 2015
Without doubt, Michael Brown’s death and the related events occurring in and around Ferguson, Mo., have catalyzed national debate about race relations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Charlton McIlwain suggests that news coverage about Brown did not always focus completely on ethnicity.
January 6, 2015
Certain personality traits appear to have direct correlations with somewhat unrelated attitudes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Jacob Hirsh analyzes these connections to make larger predictions about specific ideological trends on a national level.
January 5, 2015
Is your Facebook feed distorting your ability to recall events accurately? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Kimberly Fenn discusses how social media sharing can distort memory.

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