Academic Minute

In the June 13 edition of WAMC's Academic Minute, Professor Thomas Wartenberg says young children can tackle philosophical questions.

MHC history professor Robert Schwartz discusses the events that inspired Victor Hugo's Les Misérables in the latest edition of radio WAMC's Academic Minute.

March 29, 2013 - 10:15
On WAMC's Academic Minute, Associate Professor of Politics Calvin Chen discusses the Italian fashion industry's growing reliance on factories owned by Chinese emigrants.
October 10, 2011 - 10:12
MHC astronomy professor Darby Dyar talks about her groundbreaking work with the Mars rover Curiosity on the Academic Minute and NEPR/WFCR radio.
August 23, 2012 - 16:30
With MHC President Lynn Pasquerella as its host, WAMC's Academic Minute recently marked its first anniversary while reaching ever-expanding audiences here and abroad.
September 27, 2011 - 11:21

The American Council on Education (ACE) will partner with the College and WAMC radio to support the nationally syndicated Academic Minute hosted by President Pasquerella.

July 30, 2012 - 15:30
On WAMC's Academic Minute, Assistant Professor of Politics Elizabeth Markovits explains the parallels between Greek tragedy and the modern-day democratic process.
July 28, 2011 - 09:52
WAMC's Academic Minute, hosted by MHC President Lynn Pasquerella, observes its second anniversary by honoring contributing professors and supporters.
July 26, 2012 - 16:16
Gail Hornstein talks to WAMC's Academic Minute about how people who hear voices have been viewed differently depending on when, and where, they heard the voices.
December 30, 2010 - 10:01

Presented by WAMC radio and hosted by Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella, the Academic Minute features faculty from top colleges and universities across the country. Each weekday at 7:37 am and 3:56 pm, the Academic Minute features a different professor from institutions within WAMC's listening area, such as Mount Holyoke College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to far beyond in places such as Duke University, the University of Notre Dame, and Columbia University.

These faculty experts keep listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy, with topics ranging from the serious to the lighthearted, from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession. Mount Holyoke faculty members are regular contributors to the daily series.

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