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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 2, 2016
Examining how bones bounce back after breaking may help us build machines. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Chris Hernandez delves into how bones heal themselves and return to their original function.
April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.
April 28, 2016
It pays to be a team player. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Central Florida's Steven Whiting examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer.

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February 24, 2016
If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's David Hugh-Jones discusses his research into honesty across cultures.
February 23, 2016
How do you get medical samples from one place to another in places without roads? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Timothy Amukele discusses the use of drones to help alleviate this problem.
February 22, 2016
Are you a slacktivist? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Sandra González-Bailón explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world.
February 19, 2016
Communication is a big component in the health of mother-daughter relationships. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Haley Kranstuber Horstman details how telling their stories to their mothers can help daughters through rough periods in their lives.
February 18, 2016
Does a deeper voice lead to better chances of reproducing for male howler monkeys? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Leslie Knapp determines that female howler monkeys might want to stay away from the Barry Whites of the bunch.

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