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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 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.
February 26, 2015
The search for life outside of our own solar system continues. In today's Academic Minute, Brad Hansen of the University of California at Los Angeles explores a new method for locating habitable planets in deep space. Hansen is a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

Archive

January 12, 2015
You’ll be amazed at what you hear when you listen closely. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kim Haines-Eitzen analyzes educational depth of acoustic soundscapes.
January 12, 2015
Can your past sexual partners influence the genetics of your children? In today's Academic Minute, the University of New South Wales's Angela Crean profiles telegony.
January 9, 2015
Are we getting closer towards achieving gender equality or have the trends begun to reverse? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's David A. Cotter dissects shifting attitudes toward gender bias.
January 8, 2015
The term air pollution might evoke images of an industrialized city with many factories with billowing smokestacks or a crowded freeway of cars pumping emissions into the atmosphere. But in today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Richard Peltier reminds us that everyone should be aware of air they breathe.
January 7, 2015
Without doubt, Michael Brown’s death and the related events occurring in and around Ferguson, Mo., have catalyzed national debate about race relations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Charlton McIlwain suggests that news coverage about Brown did not always focus completely on ethnicity.

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