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ACE Partners With Mount Holyoke College, WAMC on Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, The Academic Minute

July 30, 2012


ACE is pleased to join with producers Mount Holyoke College (MA) and WAMC Northeast Public Radio by underwriting a radio segment that promotes research in higher education, The Academic Minute.

Hosted by Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella, The Academic Minute gives professors from institutions across the country a platform to explain their research and discoveries in a variety of fields to an engaged listening audience. It airs on nearly 60 radio stations across the United States each morning and afternoon and is also available online each weekday from WAMC and for download on Inside Higher Ed.

“ACE is pleased to support The Academic Minute in our role as a national voice for higher education,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “The show is a fantastic way to highlight some of the truly thought-provoking and important research that goes on at colleges and universities. We are especially enthusiastic to partner on this effort with one of our members, Mount Holyoke College, as they have developed such a strong program of topics and experts.”

“At a time when the value of liberal education in particular, and higher education in general, is called into question, it is critically important to convey the groundbreaking work that is taking place in colleges and universities across the country and around the world,” said Pasquerella. “With its long history and wide reach as a champion of higher education, ACE is a welcome partner to join with WAMC, Newman’s Own Foundation, Inside Higher Ed and Mount Holyoke in supporting The Academic Minute.”

Topics range from the serious to the light-hearted. A recent week of the program featured Puzzles and Cognitive Development, presented by Susan Levine of the University of Chicago; Star Wars and Mythology, by Carl Rubino of Hamilton College (NY); Fracturing of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, by Joe McGregor of University of Texas at Austin; Video Games and Shooting Skill, by Brad Bushman of The Ohio State University; and Community Health Care Workers, by Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University (NY).

“Too much important work is being done in our colleges and universities that people don’t know about,” said Alan Chartock, president and CEO of WAMC, which is based in Albany, NY. “We are most appreciative of Mount Holyoke and President Lynn Pasquerella for partnering with us on this very successful project. We also want to acknowledge the Newman’s Own Foundation for the financial support to make this happen, and note our appreciation for ACE’s underwriting of the show.”

Those interested in presenting their own research should contact for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Riskind ▪ 202-939-9453 ▪ 

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