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 7:34 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
Tue December 4, 2012

Dr. Sera Young, Cornell University – The Urge to Eat Dirt

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sera Young of Cornell University explores why some pregnant women experience a compulsion to eat odd things.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Dr. David Stuart, The University of Texas at Austin – Mayan Calendar

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Stuart of the University of Texas at Austin reveals how the Mayans would have viewed the end of the year 2012.

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Academic Minute
12:19 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

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Academic Minute
9:57 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Dr. Diana Deutsch, University of California San Diego – Genetics of Perfect Pitch

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Diana Deutsch of the University of California San Diego discusses the genetic and cultural factors that give some people perfect pitch.

Diana Deutsch is a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, where she conducts research on the perception and memory of sounds, with a particular focus on music. Her current research project is examining why some people have the ability known as perfect pitch and why it is so rare. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Dr. John Mark Froiland, University of N. Colorado – Parental Expectations and Academic Success

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. John Mark Froiland of the University of Northern Colorado explains why parental expectations are an important part of academic success.

John Mark Froiland is an assistant professor of school psychology at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. His research interests include community supports for parental involvement, early childhood development, and helping parents to support children’s intrinsic motivation. He practiced as a school psychologist for 5 years and holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

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Academic Minute
9:56 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Dr. Youngjin Yoo, Temple University – Evolution of Digital Materials

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Youngjin Yoo of Temple University explores how digital materials evolve in way their creators never imagined.

Youngjin Yoo is an associate professor in the Fox School of Business at Temple University where his teaching and research interests are focused on how digital technology transforms our work and life experiences. With a broad interest in digital innovation, he is specifically interested in integrating design approaches into the management of information technology. He holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Maryland.

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Academic Minute
10:26 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Dr. Jeremy Green, King's College London – Alan Turing and Morphogen Theory

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeremy Green of King's College London explains how Alan Turing’s mathematical genius continues to guide scientists more than fifty years after his death.

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Academic Minute
11:21 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Dr. Jason Briner, University at Buffalo – Glaciers and Temperature Change

Credit University at Buffalo

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jason Briner reveals evidence that glaciers respond to temperature changes more rapidly than previously thought.

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Academic Minute
11:20 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Dr. Rone Shavers, College of Saint Rose – Afro-Futurism in Literature

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Rone Shavers of the College of Saint Rose explains the literary movement known as Afro-Futurism.

Rone Shavers is an assistant professor of English at the College of Saint Rose. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and arts residencies, and has published creative works in such diverse venues as Another Chicago Magazine, www.identitytheory.com, Nth Word, and Pank magazine.

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Academic Minute
11:18 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Dr. Margaret Groarke, Manhattan College – Youth Voting Patterns

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Margaret Groarke of Manhattan College examines the trend of high voter turnout among youthful voters.

Margaret Groarke is an associate professor of government at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.  Her research is focused on voter suppression activities, specifically the use of fraud claims and list purging to disenfranchise voters. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York.

About Dr. Groarke

Margaret Groarke – Youth Voting Patterns

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