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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 4, 2016
Why are some people the grammar police and others not? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Robin Queen delves into whether personality type may determine if you care about whether someone typed the right “there” or “their.”
May 3, 2016
Do women know when to keep their partners away from other ovulating women? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Steven Neuberg explores this question.
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.

Archive

June 1, 2014
Exposure to trauma doesn't necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim. In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Norah Feeny discusses post-traumatic stress disorder to expand on our understanding of the affliction and try to debunk some related myths.
May 30, 2014
Can we accurate codify why things make us laugh? The University of Colorado at Boulder's Peter McGraw draws on his work with Caleb Warren and the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) to answer the question, “What makes things humorous?”
May 29, 2014
Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression? In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Nancy Low discusses the correlation between these two afflictions.
May 28, 2014
In the world of science fiction, humans and robots converse freely. In today’s Academic Minute, Plymouth University's Robin Read discusses how robots communicate.
May 27, 2014
Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating. To reduce this danger, Purdue University's Arun Bhunia discusses new techniques and technology that will more quickly identify the infectious strain.

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