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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

July 29, 2015
Can you easily tell when someone is flirting with you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall discusses the nature of flirtation and the resultant miscommunication that occurs.
July 28, 2015
Testing the melting permafrost of the Arctic is helping researchers learn more about climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Aron Stubbins traveled to Siberia to conduct his experiments.
July 27, 2015
Self-driving cars are almost a reality. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Diane Peters discusses her work toward creating autonomously piloted vehicles.

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June 4, 2015
Mathematics is a universally important topic. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger provides a fascinating analysis of mathematics as the important field of research it is.
June 3, 2015
The end of time is a topic that has gripped philosophers, theologians and everyone in between. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Paul Matthew Sutter details the likely conclusion of our universe.
June 2, 2015
Ideally, sleep is a restful time that recharges our bodies and readies us for the coming day. In today's Academic Minute, though, the University of Minnesota's Michael Howell describes a sleep disorder characterized by intense physical motions.
June 1, 2015
Is fracking harmful to our planet or is it worth the economic boon it brings? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Brantley discusses her exploration of the water in areas where fracking occurs.
May 29, 2015
The future of the coastline depends on more than just sand and water. In today's Academic Minute, Dylan McNamara of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington explores the dynamics of coupled human-environmental systems and how they apply to coastal communities and property value.

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