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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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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.
December 19, 2018
LED bulbs reduce energy consumption, but can they get better? In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Steven Hughes examines this question.
December 18, 2018
In the wake of the Me Too movement, many have had to rethink their favorite celebrities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Lindsey Osterman determines that not everyone has turned away from the accused.
December 17, 2018
How do our organs end up in the right places? In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Chris Lassiter explores the role estrogen plays in putting us together.
December 14, 2018
Have we found one of the genes responsible for aging? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen explores senescence and one gene that stops cells from dividing later in life.

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