The Academic Minute

Weekdays, 7:34am and 3:56pm

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.

The Academic Minute airs each weekday at 7:30 a.m and 3:56 p.m.  You can also stay connected by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.

If you have a pitch for a segment, or any questions or comments about the segment, please e-mail us.

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 Newman's Own, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and from Mount Holyoke College.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.15-12.19

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger - Northern Arizona University
Relationships & Depression

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

12.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Have a listen to these and more at AcademicMinute.org

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger of Northern Arizona University discusses the connection between personal relationships and depression.

Tuesday, December 16
Leah Levac of The University of Guelph details a community vitality index experiment.

Wednesday, December 17
The University of East London's Volker Thoma explains the psychology of facial recognition.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.8-12.12

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

2014.12.08 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 8
Steven Soifer of The University of Memphis discusses a common yet often undiagnosed affliction.

Tuesday, December 9
Jean M. Twenge of San Diego State University profiles the growth of our overall suspicion.

Wednesday, December 10
The University of Surrey's Radu Sporea explains the nature of technological nomenclature.   

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.01-12.05

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby - UMass Amherst
New Adhesive Technology

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

2014.12.01 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby of UMass Amherst profiles advances in adhesive technology

Tuesday, December 2
Brian Southwell of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses the disparity of information disseminated via social media.

Wednesday, December 3
SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer investigates the intersection of health and crime.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.24 -11.28

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you happened to miss a segment this holiday week, be sure to catch up at Academic Minute.org

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

2014.11.24 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, November 24
James Hanna of Virginia Tech explains the physics of whirling dervish skirts. 

Tuesday, November 25
Allison Redlich of The University at Albany discusses the role of mental health courts.  

Wednesday, November 26
Winthrop University's Jason Silverman analyzes Abraham Lincoln's immigration policies.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.17 - 11.21

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

2014.11.17 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute!

Monday, November 17
Jin Montclare of New York University is working to keep us healthy on a molecular level.  

Tuesday, November 18
Shikha Sharma of West Virginia University is fingerprinting isotopes.  

Wednesday, November 19
Kenneth Hugdahl of Norway's the University of Bergen profiles auditory hallucinations.  

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