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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

March 19, 2019
Not all activism happens in the streets. In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Megan Carroll looks at “incidental activism.”
March 18, 2019
Not all big ideas are about big things. In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Moh El-Naggar discusses how something small could help us think big.
March 15, 2019
Can your diet help you avoid epileptic seizures? In today's Academic Minute, part of Trinity College Week, Susan Masino looks into this question.

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February 28, 2019
Low incomes, high crime rates. How does a neighborhood change for the better? In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Nina Johnson says understanding the social aspect of the area can be a good start.
February 27, 2019
Latinx youth are a growing population that face tough challenges. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Edwin Mayorga explores helping this group now and in the future.
February 26, 2019
The work of black farmers can be underrepresented. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Syd Carpenter explores how art can help fill in the gaps in our understanding.
February 25, 2019
Academics can have an impact in the community. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Syon Bhanot determines how behavioral science helps cities face everyday challenges.
February 22, 2019
LSD could be your future treatment for depression. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Davis's David E. Olson explores how psychedelic compounds could treat disorders of the mind.

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