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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 8, 2016
Regular sexual activity can be a boon to your immune system. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Tierney Lorenz discusses her research into sex and the immune system.
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.

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December 8, 2015
Teaching great research from female scholars may help keep more female students in academia. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Jeff Colgan examines how male and female instructors differ when designing their syllabi.
December 7, 2015
An accidental discovery could have big health benefits in the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jackie Dudley explains her research into an academic rivalry and a finding that could have big implications for our health.
December 4, 2015
Math has become a big part of improving sports teams. In today's Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's John Mayberry explains how using mathematics has increased the chances of winning for his university’s water polo team.
December 3, 2015
What’s an exergame and how is it helping children with autism spectrum disorders? In today's Academic Minute, Claudia Hilton of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston describes these games and their benefit to autistic children.
December 2, 2015
Are you concerned about your social status? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis examines how issues of social status intersect with race.

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