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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 6, 2015
Sleep training might offer some interesting health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Michael Howell discusses the importance of sleep training.
July 2, 2015
Don’t get scared, but the threat of ticks is growing. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Keith Clay details the increasing presence of these insects.
July 1, 2015
How does a black hole die? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Hal Haggard describes the life cycle of black holes.

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December 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Lynsey Romo explores why extreme weight loss can be rough on a romantic relationship.
December 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's David Hsu examines how the brain deals with the pain of social rejection.
December 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Princeton University's Susan Fiske discusses what baseball rivalries can teach us about why we sometime take delight in the misfortune of others.
December 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Rice University's Justin Denney describes the connection between social status and the likelihood of death in a preventable accident. Denney is an assistant professor of sociology and associate director of Rice's Kinder Institute Urban Health Program. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
December 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Tuebingen's Simone Riehl discusses where and when agriculture arose.

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