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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 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 30, 2016
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but secondary illnesses could be an issue. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Allison Webel discusses how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases.
May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.

Archive

October 1, 2014
With new technological advances come unforeseen legal issues. In today's Academic Minute, Rice University's Kirsten Matthews addresses the patenting process in the biotechnology field. Matthews is a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 30, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Patrick Forber explains the work he and a team of researchers are doing on how spite has evolved.
September 29, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's William Alex Pridemore discusses the increased health risk that prisoners face.
September 26, 2014
If you've seen the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus, you'll recall the laborious depictions of Mozart as he composed his musical masterpieces using pen and ink. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Ching-Hua Chuan adds an element of technology into the composition process.
September 25, 2014
The image of the sleep-deprived parent tending to a middle-of-the-night feeding is a common one when you think about caring for an infant child. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Hawley Montgomery-Downs explains how fragmented sleep patterns present serious risks.

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