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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

February 19, 2019
Medical innovations are on a downward trend. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kurt Amsler explores why.
February 18, 2019
Want to ask a politician a tough question? Good luck. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Alicia Simmons explores why it’s difficult to ask hard-hitting questions these days.
February 15, 2019
Each community reflects on the freedom of enslaved people differently. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Kalenda Eaton examines how different countries celebrate and reflect.

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February 7, 2019
Wavelengths of light could help heal chronic wounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas's Kyle Quinn discusses this noninvasive technique.
February 6, 2019
Mindfulness is not just for adults. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Jessica Kendorski discusses how kids can benefit.
February 5, 2019
It’s time again for the polar vortex to invade the U.S. and the news. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Andrea Lang explores what the polar vortex is and why it keeps making us bundle up during the winter months.
February 4, 2019
Are some communities more resilient after disasters? In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's John van de Lindt looks to resilience science to find out.
February 1, 2019
Esports athletes also need medical care. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Hallie Zwibel explores the injuries associated with video games and how to treat them.

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