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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 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.
January 17, 2019
Horror movies can be quite effective at scaring us. In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Michael Grabowski determines what makes them so successful.

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January 2, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Psychology Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, Colgate University's Krista Ingram examined the decision making of early birds and night owls.
January 1, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Health Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, the University of Copenhagen's Bodil Just Christensen looked into eating as a tool to avoid regaining weight.
January 1, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Communications Segment Award as part of "Best Of" Week, the University of Washington's Naja Ferjan Ramirez explored how learning a second language can be important for the future.
December 21, 2018
Soon-to-be parents’ expectations are usually out of touch with reality. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Darcey Powell discusses how pre and post-natal experiences can differ.
December 20, 2018
Microorganisms can cause big problems in a water source. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Brooks Crozier explores how to pinpoint where contamination comes from and how to stop it.

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