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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

March 3, 2015
When one thinks of Vikings, lavish dinner parties are probably not the first thing that come to mind. But in today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's Davide Zori tells us that vikings were really into parties.
March 2, 2015
Human sexuality seems to be growing increasingly complex as the days go by. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Ritch C. Savin-Williams offers a new perspective on the topic. Savin-Williams is a developmental psychology professor of human development and director of Cornell's Sex & Gender Lab.
February 27, 2015
Appraising the work of an educator is a highly nuanced process. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Cory Koedel describes his work to improve the overall fairness of teaching evaluations. Koedel is an associate professor of economics and public policy at Missouri's Columbia campus. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

Archive

January 29, 2015
Interdisciplinary studies can provide insights heretofore unexamined. In today's Academic Minute, Murray State University's Kit Wesler presents an archaeological understanding of climate change.
January 28, 2015
We're learning more and more about Alzheimer's disease. In today's Academic Minute, Brian Balin of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine focuses on explaining and treating the devastating neurodegenerative disease.
January 27, 2015
As it continues to be an issue worldwide, a great deal has been written about infant mortality. In today's Academic Minute, Stanford University's Lucy Thairu details this ongoing problem as it occurs on a small African island.
January 26, 2015
Bullying has never been limited to the schoolyard. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Stacy Tye-Williams sheds some light on bullying as it occurs in the professional arena.
January 23, 2015
There's a lot of stuff happening in the human gut! In today's Academic Minute, the Scripps Research Institute's Dennis Wolan explains his work with the microbiotic enzymes to better understand our bodies and hopefully treat disease.

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