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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

April 21, 2015
Curing diseases is a lot like solving a puzzle. In today's Academic Minute, the Scripps Research Institute's Elizabeth Thomas discusses her efforts to cure Huntington’s Disease on a genetic level.
April 20, 2015
Children who are shy or disruptive in school may be at risk for poor academic achievement. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Sandee McClowry shows how adapting to students’ needs and playing on their strengths works.
April 17, 2015
In 2015, social media is ubiquitous. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Stephen Barnard explains how journalists use social media.

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September 17, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Blob explores why the evolutionary migration to land was dominated by limbed species.
September 16, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Supriya Kumar explores how flu outbreaks can be reduced by encouraging workers to use an extra sick day.
September 13, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Todd Humphreys explains a newfound threat to the transportation industry.
September 12, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Nottingham's Reinhard Stöger discusses how pesticides can alter the DNA and behavior of honeybees.
September 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Puerto Rico's Mitchell Aide explores how electronically bugging a tropical forest can provide insight about the native species.

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