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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

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.
August 28, 2014
Can any mobile phone user become a photojournalist? In today's Academic Minute, Temple University’s Andrew Mendelson examines the role of cell phone cameras as part of the journalistic landscape.
August 27, 2014
In a recent interview, New York University's Dana Burde discussed her studies focusing on community-based schools in Afghanistan. In today's Academic Minute, she described her work to help improve how Afghan children are educated.
August 26, 2014
The effects of alcoholism and addiction reach far beyond the person afflicted with the disease. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Steven Schandler describes the factors that influence adult children of alcoholics.

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