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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 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.
March 31, 2015
What’s the first thing you noticed about the opposite sex? As it turns out, that might depend on what you’re looking for. In today's Academic Minute, Western Oregon University's Jaime Cloud profiles human mating psychology. Cloud is an evolutionary psychologist at Western Oregon. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2015
Addiction is a highly complicated disease, one that has been very difficult to treat. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Kim Janda discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction.

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January 30, 2015
The hiding of information and knowledge can prove disastrous. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's David Zweig discusses the effects of knowledge hiding.
January 29, 2015
Interdisciplinary studies can provide insights heretofore unexamined. In today's Academic Minute, Murray State University's Kit Wesler presents an archaeological understanding of climate change.
January 28, 2015
We're learning more and more about Alzheimer's disease. In today's Academic Minute, Brian Balin of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine focuses on explaining and treating the devastating neurodegenerative disease.
January 27, 2015
As it continues to be an issue worldwide, a great deal has been written about infant mortality. In today's Academic Minute, Stanford University's Lucy Thairu details this ongoing problem as it occurs on a small African island.
January 26, 2015
Bullying has never been limited to the schoolyard. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Stacy Tye-Williams sheds some light on bullying as it occurs in the professional arena.

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