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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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

September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.
September 21, 2018
The stigmas against staying single are breaking down. In today's Academic Minute, Albertus Magnus College's Hilda Speicher determines that as time goes on, being unhitched is becoming easier.
September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.

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July 4, 2018
Be careful with your fireworks this year. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky says more fireworks are shot off each year and injuries are increasing.
July 3, 2018
There has been a lot of chaos in the U.S. government under the current administration. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Ulster's Ray Raymond discusses how the country can avoid pitfalls in future intelligence decisions.
July 2, 2018
The arts are the first to take any budgetary hit, but should they? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell examines how the arts can help communities with more than just entertainment.
June 29, 2018
Can the brain relearn all the functions of a transplanted hand? In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri week, Scott H. Frey explores this question.
June 28, 2018
A new technique to treat ACL injuries may be on the way. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri week, James Cook describes this new technique and how it could lead to a more active lifestyle for those with repaired ACLs in their knees.

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