Hartwick Faculty Featured on Public Radio

September 28, 2010

Four Hartwick College faculty members are taking their scholarship to the airwaves. Joined by faculty from other top institutions across the country, they appear on "Academic Minute," a new series produced by Albany-based public radio station WAMC.

Professor of Sociology Katherine O'Donnell, Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene, Professor of Geology Robert Titus, and Professor of Biology Stanley Sessions each recorded several 90-second audio messages about their work last spring. The program began airing this summer. It can be heard at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on WAMC, which is at 99.3 on the FM dial in Oneonta.

The brainchild of WAMC's Alan Chartock, The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession.

The Academic Minute features a different professor every day, drawing experts from institutions within WAMC's listening area, such as Hartwick, Mount Holyoke College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and beyond, from places like Duke University, The University of Notre Dame, and Columbia University.

The program is hosted by Lynn Pasquerella. A celebrated philosopher and medical ethicist, Dr. Pasquerella is president of Mount Holyoke College.

For more information, and to hear previous installments of Academic Minute, visit

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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