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Hartwick College Faculty Step Into National Media Spotlight

March 19, 2019

Next week, experts from the Hartwick College faculty will take to the air before a nationwide audience offering insight into what they do best.

Starting Monday, March 25, five professors are “taking over” The Academic Minute, a nationally broadcast radio show that features researchers from colleges and universities around the world. Each day, one Hartwick faculty member will discuss new research and important topics in their fields of study, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in academia.

The Hartwick faculty members and the topics being featured are:

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Ryan Ceresola will talk about defining and dealing with corruption at the federal level in “The Curious Case of Correcting Corruption.”
  • Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Women’s & Gender Studies Dr. Laurel Elder offers her insights on “Public Opinion and Presidential Candidate Spouses.”
  • Professor in the Arts and Department of Music Chair Dr. Diane M. Paige discussing the role of play in the college classroom in “On the Power of Play.”
  • Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair Dr. Stefanie Rocknak will debate whether art is better because it is new in “The Cult of the New.”
  • Professor of Biology Dr. Stanley K. Sessions will shine a light on how salamanders can regenerate hearts as well as limbs in “How to Mend a Broken Heart.”

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Stephanie Carr will also be a guest on The Acacdemic Minute, discussing “Genomic Studies of Hard-to-Grow Microbes” at a later date.

The one-minute segments air twice daily, at 7:30 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. The program is hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Next week’s specific broadcast schedule will be released on Friday, March 21. Recordings of each broadcast can be found at The Academic Minute’s webpage, and after the week is complete, all segments will be archived there.

The Academic Minute is broadcast by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio on 90.3 FM (1400 AM) in Albany, NY. It can be heard on dozens of stations across the US and Canada, at www.InsideHigherEd.com, or by simply downloading the WAMC app. To find your local station, visit www.academicminute.org/about/reach/.

For more on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio or to download the app, go to www.wamc.org.