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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 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.
May 26, 2016
How important is having a good mentor during college? In today's Academic Minute, Gwynedd Mercy University's Rebecca Lakin Gullan discusses how a strong mentor can make a difference to students.
May 25, 2016
How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.

Archive

September 4, 2014
Racism can be cloaked in language that avoids overt prejudices. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Adelaide's Scott Hanson-Easey discusses how subtly racist language permeates the media.
September 3, 2014
The speed, ferocity, and resilience of tawny fire ants is drawing the attention of the entomology world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Edward LeBrun examines the invasion. LeBrun is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of integrative biology at UT-Austin. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 2, 2014
If you’re reading this right now,  chances are you’ve just taken a breath. Oxygen is one of those essential elements that allows us humans to live, and in today's Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Ole Hertel discusses his research on air quality.
September 1, 2014
Something as trivial as the sound of one’s voice might prove detrimental in the workplace, especially if you’re a woman. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Casey A. Klofstad profiles vocal fry and the deleterious affect it may have.
August 29, 2014
It’s common knowledge that chimpanzees are one of humans' closest relatives in the animal kingdom. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Robert D. Latzman delves into the individual personalities and neurobiology of chimpanzees and discusses some shared traits. Latzman is an assistant professor in Georgia State's department of psychology. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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