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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

July 28, 2015
Testing the melting permafrost of the Arctic is helping researchers learn more about climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Aron Stubbins traveled to Siberia to conduct his experiments.
July 27, 2015
Self-driving cars are almost a reality. In today's Academic Minute, Kettering University's Diane Peters discusses her work toward creating autonomously piloted vehicles.
July 24, 2015
We’re still making discoveries about Shakespeare. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Douglas Bruster presents his research into Shakespeare’s brand.

Archive

September 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Nicolas Cowan explores how cloud cover moderates the temperature of tidally locked exoplanets orbiting red dwarf starts.
September 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Arlington's Jodi Tommerdahl examines efforts to understand how children use language in different social settings.
September 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Purdue University's Michael Vuolo explores how smokers can influence a family member’s decision to pick up the habit.
September 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Kenneth Noll discusses why termites would not be a threat to your home without the help of microbes.
September 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Oxford's Tamar Makin examines how the brain creates pain in phantom limbs. Makin is a postdoctoral research fellow in Oxford's functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain unit. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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