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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 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.
May 26, 2016
How important is having a good mentor during college? In today's Academic Minute, Gwynedd Mercy University's Rebecca Lakin Gullan discusses how a strong mentor can make a difference to students.

Archive

June 19, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Nathaniel Dominy discusses his research on an evolutionary understanding of how humans and primates eat.
June 18, 2014
You may have a highly advanced medical detection device in your pocket right now! In today's Academic Minute, the University of Houston's Richard Willson discusses his work to turn smartphones into precision detectors of viruses and disease.
June 17, 2014
The Affordable Care Act extends health care benefits to people who are currently incarcerated. In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Marsha Regenstein explains how the law will benefit inmates in the short and long term.
June 16, 2014
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the University of Minnesota's Avner Ben-Ner said “a little bit of walking is useful because it means there’s more blood flow to the brain.” In today's Academic Minute, Ben-Ner discusses the physiological impact that treadmill desks may have on the health of employees.
June 13, 2014
As with most art, musical ability and talent is difficult to measure. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of London's Daniel Müllensiefen uses some interesting metrics to quantify an individual's musicality.

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