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 October 24, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.20-10.24

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Monday, October 20
Doug Smith - UC San Diego   
Molecular Motors
Dr. Doug Smith is a physicist who studies molecular motors, the physics of knots, and the dynamics of single polymers such as DNA. He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago..

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

2014.10.20 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 20
Dr. Doug Smith of UC San Diego applies physics to the study of DNA.

Tuesday, October 21
Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic of Georgia Tech discusses breakthroughs in our understanding of black holes.

Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Megan Ferry of Union College traces the shifting environment of foreign language learning.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.13-10.17

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

10.13.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 13
Dr. Diane Beauchemin of Queen's University discusses forensic advances in hair sample identification.

Tuesday, October 14
Dr. Michele Coscia of Harvard University analyzes memetics.

Wednesday, October 15
Dr. Valorie Titus of American Public University examines the eastern tiger salamander.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.6-10.10

The Academic Minute for 10.6.2014 - 10.10.2014

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

10.6.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

October 6 - 10

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, October 6
Dr. Kathryn Heinze of The University of Michigan discusses the philanthropy of the Detroit Lions.
 

Tuesday, October 7
With the help of Cochlear Implants, Dr. Feilin Hsaio of The University of The Pacific shows how the hearing impaired can enjoy music.

Wednesday, October 8
Dr. Kristin Malecki of The University of Wisconsin Madison explores green space awareness.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.29 - 10.3

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

9.29.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute
 

Monday, September 29
Dr. William Alex Pridemore of Georgia State University details the connection between incarceration and mortality.

Tuesday, September 30
Dr. Patrick Forber of Tufts University discusses the evolution of spite.

Wednesday, October 1
Rice University's Dr. Kirstin Matthews unravels the complexity of biomedical patents.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.22 - 9.26

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

9.22.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, September 22
Dr. Jennie Brand of The University of California Los Angeles examines unemployment as a single mother.

Tuesday, September 23
Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee of Dartmouth College explains the unintended consequences when marketing becomes too effective.

Wednesday, September 24
The University of Surrey's Dr. Radu Sporea explores the majesty of engineering complexity.

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