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
Mon September 8, 2014

9.08.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

September 8 - 12

This Week on on The Academic Minute

 

Monday, September 8
Dr. David Rosenbaum of Penn State University discusses precrastination.

Tuesday, September 9
Dr. Betsy Shenkman of The University of Florida asks if you can pay people to be healthier.

Wednesday, September 10
Rutgers University's Dr. Don Schaffner dispels myths about washing one's hands.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.1 - 9.5

The Academic Minute for 9.01.2014 - 9.05.2014

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

9.01.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

September 1 - 5

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, September 1
Dr. Casey Klofstad of The University of Miami highlights the deleterious effects vocal fry has on women in the workplace.

Tuesday, September 2
Dr. Ole Hertel of Aarhus University explores air pollution modeling.

Wednesday, September 3
The University of Texas at Austin's Dr. Edward LeBrun profiles an insect invasion.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.25 - 8.29

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

8/25: This Week on The Academic Minute

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Monday, August 25
Dr. Stefan Sarafianos of The University of Missouri discusses a chemical in soy sauce resistant to the HIV.
 

Tuesday, August 26
Dr. Steven Schandler of Chapman University examines the lasting effects of alcoholism, specifically on ACOAs or adult children of alcoholics.
 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.18-8.22

Monday, August 18
Stephanie Hinnershitz - Valdosta State Universty  
Asian-American Immigration  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

8.18 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, August 18

Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz of Valdosta State University discusses the plight of Asian-American immigrants.

Tuesday, August 19

Dr. Chandra Wickramasighe of The University of Buckingham presents a theory on the cosmological beginning of life on Earth.

Wednesday, August 20

Stony Brook University's Dr. Arnout van de Rijt examines how success can engender more success.

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Academic Minute
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.11-8.15

Monday, August 11
Alyssa Crittenden - University of Nevada Las Vegas  
Microbiota of the Hadza Tribe

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

8/11 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, August 11
 
Dr. Alyssa Crittenden of The University of Nevada Las Vegas analyzes the gastrointestinal bacteria of the Tanzanian Hadza tribe.

Tuesday, August 12
 
Dr. Mark Hunter of The University of Michigan details the results of a landmark 30 year study of forest moths.

Wednesday, August 13

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

8/04 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, August 4
 
Dr. Robert Burne of The Australian National University analyzes Martian minerals.

Tuesday, August 5
 
Dr. Sean Morrison of The University of Texas Southwestern examines protein production on a cellular level.

Wednesday, August 6

The University of Surrey's Dr. Radu Sporea discusses the efficiency of solar power.

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