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 Mount Holyoke College.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.01.12 - 01.16

Monday, January 12
Angela Crean - University of New South Wales
Telegony

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

2015.01.12 - This Week on The Academic Minute

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.1.5 - 1.9

If you missed a segment this week, it's time to catch up!  Visit AcademicMinute.org for all the great research.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

2015.01.05 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, January 5
Kimberly Fenn of Michigan State University shows how social media might be corroding the accuracy of memory.

Tuesday, January 6
Jacob Hirsh of The University of Toronto explores the predicative nature of personality traits.

Wednesday, January 7
New York University media professor Charlton McIlwain analyzes the journalistic slant present in news coverage of Michael Brown's death.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

2014 Senior Superlatives: The Academic Minute for 12.29-1.2

Last week, we took a look back at some of the top segments featured over the last year.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

2014.12.29 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This week on The Academic Minute, we'll be featuring some of our best segments from 2014.

Monday, December 29 - Most Likely to Change the World
Russell Johnson, Michigan State University - The Harmful Effects of Smartphones

Original Airdate: March 14, 2014

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.22 - 12.26

Monday, December 22
Stephen Stearns - Yale University
Continuing Human Evolution

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014.12.22 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 22
Stephen Stearns of Yale University offers a contemporary analysis of human evolution.

Tuesday, December 23
Brooke Macnamara of Case Western Reserve University explores the efficacy of practice.

Wednesday, December 24
SUNY ESF's Tim Volk profiles the renewable resource: biomass.

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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

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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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