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.   

The Academic Minute for 2015.4.13 - 4.17

Apr 17, 2015

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Apr 13, 2015

Monday, April 13
Nancy Gallagher of the University of Maryland analyzes the public perception of the recent nuclear deal with Iran.

Tuesday, April 14
John Lurz of Tufts University discusses physical media through a close reading of Proust.

Wednesday, April 15
The University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz defines a new type of boredom.  

The Academic Minute for 2015.4.6 - 4.10

Apr 10, 2015

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Apr 6, 2015

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Monday, April 6
Ellen Foxman of Yale University examines the common cold.

Tuesday, April 7
Glenn Geher of SUNY New Paltz analyzes the DNA of neanderthals.

Wednesday, April 8
The University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan looks at the societal forces that impact recycling.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.30 - 4.3

Apr 3, 2015

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Mar 30, 2015

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Monday, March 30
Kim Janda of The Scripps Research Institute explores the possibility of combating addiction through vaccination.

Tuesday, March 31
Jaime Cloud of Western Oregon University delves into human mating psychology.

Wednesday, April 1
The University of Alabama-Birmingham's Patricia Drentea analyzes how our increasing longevity is affecting the family structure.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.23 - 2.27

Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 23, 2015

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Monday, March 23
Nicola Mitchell of The University of Western Australia explores the potentiality of relocating a species in order to help it survive.

Tuesday, March 24
Cathy Hatcher of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is researching the embryonic development of blood vessels to treat congenital heart defects.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.16 - 3.20

Mar 20, 2015

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Mar 16, 2015

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Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.9 - 3.13

Mar 13, 2015

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Mar 9, 2015

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Monday, March 9
Paul Matthew Sutter of The Ohio State University takes us to deep space with a profile of the cosmological concept of dark energy.

Tuesday, March 10
Jon Pierce-Shimomura of The University of Texas at Austin is working with worms in an effort to treat alcoholism.

Wednesday, March 11
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Karen Bonuck explores the influence of sleep on childhood obesity.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.2 - 3.6

Mar 6, 2015

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Mar 2, 2015

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Monday, March 3
Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University offers a unique perspective on human sexuality.

Tuesday, March 4
Davide Zori of Baylor University discusses the social importance of lavish Viking feasts.

Wednesday, March 5
University of Wisconsin-Madison's Maurice Gattis profiles the results of religious endorsement of marriage equality.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.23 - 2.27

Feb 27, 2015

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Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Feb 20, 2015

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Feb 16, 2015

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Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2-9 - 2.13

Feb 13, 2015

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Feb 9, 2015

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Monday, February 9
Frank Frisch of Chapman University examines the relationship between stress and osteoporosis.

Tuesday, February 10
Rhett Brymer of The Farmer School of Business at Miami University analyzes referee bias in NCAA football.

Wednesday, February 11
University of Surrey’s David Cox explains the nanotechnology behind creating the world’s smallest snowman.

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