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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

January 22, 2019
The history of enslaved people isn’t limited to the South. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Graham Hodges looks at two alternative points of view on black history in New Jersey.
January 21, 2019
Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. In today's Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Rachel Engmann discusses why African experiences need to be brought to the fore.
January 18, 2019
Is there air pollution in your home? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Md. Aynul Bari digs into this question.

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October 18, 2018
Why is the bystander effect so prevalent? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Catherine Sanderson explains how it all starts in the deep within the brain.
October 17, 2018
Little hair cells in our ears play big roles in hearing and balance. In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Josef Trapani says understanding hair cells can help us fix them in the future.
October 16, 2018
How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Sheila Jaswal answers this question.
October 15, 2018
Volcanic eruptions have shaped life’s history on Earth. In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, David Jones details how. 
October 12, 2018
The head scarf worn by some Muslim women is becoming a tool of civic engagement. In today's Academic Minute, Wheaton College's Aubrey Westfall explains why wearing a religious symbol freely is an important step in self-expression.

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