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Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to bring you The Academic Minute. The brainchild of Albany's WAMC and its president, 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 and across the country. Each segment is introduced by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Pasquerella is the former president of Mount Holyoke College.

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The Theme: The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during The Roundtable. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

PROGRAMS

April 24, 2019
How should we care for elderly inmates? In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Martha Hurley says that not everyone agrees on how to tend to the needs of this population.
April 23, 2019
Health care shouldn’t be limited to physical ailments. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Scott Hall determines another important area of treatment.
April 22, 2019
How newspapers report on an issue can have a big impact. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Chad Painter describes how.

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April 12, 2019
Can you have too much of a good thing? In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Andrea Tracy examines this question.
April 11, 2019
What does the art on your walls say about you? In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Timothy Arner discusses this question.
April 10, 2019
Not everyone is for inclusivity. In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Ross Haenfler looks at the fringe groups that want to turn back the clock.
April 9, 2019
What constitutes a village in rural Africa? In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Leif Brottem explains why it’s not an easy question to answer.
April 8, 2019
How important is a sense of humor? In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Janet Gibson explores how laughing can have a big impact on your psychological well-being.

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