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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

November 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.
November 15, 2018
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.

Archive

May 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rev. James Maher of St. John’s University examines organized labor’s progress in the wake of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Maher is the executive vice president for mission at St. John’s, in New York. Find out more about him here.
May 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY Purchase College's Richard Gioioso describes a coming shift in the self identification of Cuban-Americans. Gioioso is a lecturer in sociology at Purchase. Find out more about him here.
May 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jeff Grabill discusses how the modern technology of texting is creating a generation of writers. Grabill is a professor and co-director of the Writing in Digital Environments Research Center at Michigan State. Find out more about him here.
May 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Jim Hendler discusses efforts to fully understand the far-reaching consequences of the development of the World Wide Web. Hendler is the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor at RPI. Find out more about him here.
May 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Holly Tucker examines early modern Europe’s cultural resistance to attempts at blood transfusion. Tucker is an associate professor at Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society and the department of French and Italian, and author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. Find out more about her here.

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