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.

2015.2.9 - This Week on The Academic Minute

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.

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.2 - 2.6

Feb 6, 2015

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2015.2.2 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Feb 2, 2015


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Monday, February 2
Michele Markstein of UMass Amherst works with drosophila to improve on chemotherapy treatments.

Tuesday, February 3
Paul Matthew Sutter of Ohio State University explores nothingness through a cosmological lens.

Wednesday, February 4
University of Scranton's Jean Harris discusses the unique position of being the First Lady.

The Academic Minute for 1.26-1.30.2015

Jan 30, 2015

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2015.1.26 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 25, 2015

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Monday, January 26
Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University analyzes instances of workplace bullying.

Tuesday, January 27
Lucy Thairu of Stanford University profiles infant mortality in Tanzania.

Wednesday, January 28
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Brian Balin explores advances in research into Alzheimer's disease.

The Academic Minute for 2015.1.19-1.23

Jan 23, 2015

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The Week on The Academic Minute (2015.01.19)

Jan 19, 2015

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Monday, January 19
Lawrence Ian Reed of Skidmore College analyzes the implications of facial expression.

Tuesday, January 20
Yoel Stuart of The University of Texas at Austin profiles the speedy evolutionary process of anolis carolinensis.

Wednesday, January 21
Florida State University's Kimberly Hughes explores the benefits of being a particularly colorful fish.

The Academic Minute for 2015.01.12 - 01.16

Jan 16, 2015

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

2015.01.12 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 12, 2015

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The Academic Minute for 2015.1.5 - 1.9

Jan 9, 2015

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