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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 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.
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.

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May 9, 2014
It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Elizabeth Borer discusses global experiments to better understand how plants grow.
May 8, 2014
Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times. In today’s Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Chris Fee explores what constitutes a living wage.
May 7, 2014
During the 1800s, segregation was even visible in the medical arena. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's King Davis shares his insights into medical records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane.
May 6, 2014
The amazing technology we see in science-fiction is fast becoming reality. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea strives to bring some of these future-thinking inventions to life.
May 5, 2014
What's the best way to study climate change? In today’s Academic Minute, Paul Hearty of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington looks back in time to make conclusions about the future of our environment.

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