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
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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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.10-11.14

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

2014.11.10 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, November 10
Dr.  Mohamad Z. Koubeissi of The George Washington University is working to unravel the mystery of consciousness.  

Tuesday, November 11
Dr. Joe Rubin of The University of Saskatchewan warns us of the threat of microscopic pathogens.

Wednesday, November 12
Dr. Daniel Baker of The University of Colorado Boulder provides an interstellar weather report.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.03-11.07

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

2014.11.03 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, November 3
Dr. Maria Cancian of The University of Wisconsin Madison traces the changing face of divorce and custody.  

Tuesday, November 4
In a special Election Day segment, Dr. Michele Gelfand of The University of Maryland discusses American regionalism.

Wednesday, November 5
Dr. Jennie Brand of UCLA analyzes the benefits of higher education for differing socioeconomic groups.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.27-10.31

Monday, October 27
Alex Müller - University of Cape Town   
Health Care and LGBT Discrimination

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