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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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June 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, J. Michael Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst examines the benefits of geothermal power and why it isn’t just for Western states. Rhodes is a professor of geochemistry, volcanology, and petrology and director of the Ronald B. Gilmore X-ray Analytical Facility at UMass. Find out more about him here.
June 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, George Washington University's Merve Kavakci explores the conflict between Turkey’s desire to westernize and the government’s treatment of women wearing traditional headscarves. Kavakci is a former member of the Turkish Parliament and Lecturer in International Affairs at George Washington. Find out more about her here.
June 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler discusses why nanoparticles have the potential to make almost everything better. Schadler is a professor in RPI's department of materials science and engineering. Find out more about her here.
June 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Michael Palladino discusses the importance of stem cells and reveals promising new methods for obtaining them. Palladino is dean of the School of Science and an associate professor of biology at Monmouth. Find out more about him here.
June 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Mahlon Grass explores the inspiration that many modern musical artists draw from classical composers. Grass is a professor and chair of the performing arts department at Lock Haven, part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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