Higher Education Webinars

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.


October 7, 2015
What do you know about neutrinos? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Brianna Mount looks to help scientists learn more about these elusive particles.
October 6, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak examines when relying on computers has unintended consequences.
October 5, 2015
Competitive balance on the field and attendance in the stands may not go hand in hand. In today's Academic Minute, Oklahoma City University's Jonathan Willner describes his research into the economics of sports.


October 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Haifa's Inna Gaisler-Salomon explains why stress may have a more far-reaching impact than previously believed.
October 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Christoph Adami discusses why evolution favors cooperation over selfish behavior.
October 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Florida State University's Stephanie Pau examines why tropical forests may already have all the heat the ecosystem can tolerate.
October 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Williams College's Jennifer Crosby explores how we react to perceived prejudice in a social setting. Crosby is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Atalia Omer analyzes the role of cultural and religious identity in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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