If you are the kind of person who enjoys learning something new everyday, whether a simple random fact or something more profound, The Academic Minute may be a program worth tuning into. The Academic Minute is produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and “features professors from top institutions around the world, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy.”
The Academic Minute is one of my favorite segments played on WAMC, but I especially like it when I tune in and get to hear that a professor from my own alma mater is featured. Thanks to a state-of-the-art radio studio in the Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media building, Saint Rose has produced clips to send to WAMC (special thanks to Steve Felano for his expertise in producing our most recent series). Of course, we wouldn’t have the ability to send these clips without having an amazing team of faculty with a passion for producing academic research at the highest of standards. So, a sincere thank you to each and every professor on the Saint Rose campus.
Wondering what Saint Rose clips I’m talking about? Here you go:
- Dr. Rone Shavers, The College of Saint Rose, Afro-Futurism in Literature
- Dr. Jeffrey Marlett, The College of Saint Rose- Competition and American Catholicism
- Dr. Amina Eladdadi, The College of Saint Rose- Mathematical Models of Cancer Growth
- Dr. Donna Burns, The College of Saint Rose- Grief and Non-Finite Loss
- Dr. John Williams-Searle, The College of Saint Rose – Railway Spine and PTSD
- Dr. Kim Middleton, College of Saint Rose – YouTube and Video Remixes (you can also read more about Dr. Middleton from our own blog series, “Professor Shout-Out!”)
- Dr. Silvia Mejia, College of Saint Rose – Digital Nostalgia
- Dr. Hollis Seamon, College of Saint Rose – Modern Fairy Tales
- Dr. Donna Reittinger, The College of Saint Rose – The Psychology of Death
- Dr. Brian Jensen, The College of Saint Rose – Lawn Pesticides and Fish (read more about Dr. Jensen in this “Professor Shout-Out!”)
- Dr. Eurie Dahn, The College of Saint Rose – Manners and Race
- Dr. Jerry Mason, The College of Saint Rose – The National Debt
And we have more coming in the future- I will update this post when I know of the next scheduled segment. If you have any favorite non-Saint Rose Academic Minutes, feel free to post them below!