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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

May 2, 2016
Examining how bones bounce back after breaking may help us build machines. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Chris Hernandez delves into how bones heal themselves and return to their original function.
April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.
April 28, 2016
It pays to be a team player. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Central Florida's Steven Whiting examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer.

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September 23, 2014
The goal of effective marketing is to target potential consumers. In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Amit Bhattacharjee discusses the unintended consequences of a marketing plan that is too effective.
September 22, 2014
Being a single parent is tough; being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand takes a look at the effects of job loss on single mothers.
September 17, 2014
The slightest disruption might turn an ecosystem upside down. In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Felicia Keesing profiles biodiversity in the savannas of Africa and analyzes the threatened biodiversity that inhabits these lands.
September 16, 2014
A nice walk in the park can certainly be refreshing, but it may come with some added health benefits too. In today's Academic Minute, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Kirsten Beyer discusses the positive impact of green space.
September 15, 2014
The linguistic landscape of the classroom is changing. In today's Academic Minute, Amanda Kibler chronicles the evolving nature of language and learning in this global age.

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