The Academic Minute

Weekdays, 7:30AM and 3:56PM
  • Hosted by Lynn Pasquerella

The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.

Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions. You'll enjoy updates on groundbreaking scientific research, an explanation of the accidental discovery of chocolate and an analysis of how social media is transforming the workplace, to name a few.

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The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during WAMC's Roundtable program. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from Mount Holyoke College.

The Academic Minute for 2015.5.18 - 5.22

May 22, 2015

 Monday, May 18 Abe Springer - Northern Arizona University   Springs and Sustainability Dr. Abe Springer is a professor of hydrogeology and ecohydrology at the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University. For the past 20 years, he has studied local and regional groundwater flow systems and the human impacts on them.  Tuesday, May 19 Michael Strager - West Virginia University            Protecting Water Resources Michael P.

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May 18, 2015

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Monday, May 18

Abe Springer of Northern Arizona University analyzes the vital role springs play in our environment.

Tuesday, May 19

Michael Strager of West Virginia University discusses the importance of mitigating chemical spills in our drinking water.

Wednesday, May 20

Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Betsy Herold details her work on a herpes simplex vaccine.

The Academic Minute for 2015.5.11 - 5.15

May 15, 2015

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May 11, 2015

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 Monday, May 11
Jeff Sovern of St. John's University analyzes the complicated contracts we all sign.

Tuesday, May 12
Ryan Schacht of The University of Utah examines how our surroundings might dictate our reproductive desires.

Wednesday, May 13
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg explores the size of our galaxy.

The Academic Minute for 2015.5.4 - 5.8

May 8, 2015

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May 4, 2015

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Monday, May 4
Marina D'Angelo of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine discusses canine osteoarthritis.   

Tuesday, May 5
Elizabeth Basha of The University of the Pacific profiles the utility of drones in a non-military context.

Wednesday, May 6
Monmouth University's Lisa Dinella explores the gendered constructs inherent in children's toys.

The Academic Minute for 2015.4.27 - 5.1

May 1, 2015

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Apr 27, 2015

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Monday, April 27
Scott Adler of York University discusses his research into eye movement and cognitive development.

Tuesday, April 28
Geoff Harkness of Morningside College explains his findings conducting interviews on athletic playing fields in Iraq.

Wednesday, April 29
Lafayette College’s Jennifer Talarico explores the accuracy of human memory.

The Academic Minute for 2015.4.20 - 4.25

Apr 24, 2015

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Apr 20, 2015

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Monday, April 20
Sandee McClowry of New York University profiles her work customizing early education.  

Tuesday, April 21
Elizabeth Thomas of The Scripps Research Institute explores the genetic factors of Huntington's Disease.

Wednesday, April 22
West Virginia University's John Christian discusses the highly complex concept of space rendezvous.