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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 24, 2015
Male vervet monkeys have a colorful genital and perineal area and engage in red-white-and-blue displays to show off their colors. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Jennifer Cramer describes what monkeys' colorful skin may communicate to other monkeys.
April 23, 2015
The human brain is exceptionally complex. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle D. Miller explains her work to decode how our brains encode information.
April 22, 2015
As you can likely imagine, space rendezvous is a highly complex process. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's John Christian explains his work to improve the computer imaging systems necessary for such a difficult task.

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July 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, New York University's Richard Borowsky examines the connection between sleep and the loss of vision in cave-dwelling fish species.
July 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Kelly Holley-Bockelmann examines the evidence for a violent merger of the Milky Way with another galaxy.
July 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Alan Willner discusses how twisting light could drastically increase data transmission speeds.
July 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Rice University's Rafael Verduzco explores the development of a new silicone material that becomes stronger with repeated use.
July 22, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Albany Law School's Timothy Lytton reveals how stringent self-regulation has allowed the kosher food industry to thrive over the past century.

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