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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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

September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.
September 19, 2018
New dams in the Amazon could threaten ecosystems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Elizabeth Anderson describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.
September 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.

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February 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Jerry Mason breaks down the national debt and explains what your portion means to you. Mason is associate professor of finance at Saint Rose. Find out more about him here.
February 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Sean Philpott examines why women around the world are slightly more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than are men, and continuing efforts to address the disparity. Philpott is assistant professor of bioethics in Union's Mt. Sinai Bioethics Program. Find out more about him here.
February 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY Albany's Andrea Habura discusses the importance of single-celled organisms called protists. Habura is an assistant professor at Albany.
February 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lehigh University's Holona Ochs explores how we decide when to tip and how social factors influence the amount. Ochs is an assistant professor of political science.
February 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity reveals the religious and cultural origins of Valentine’s Day. Daughrity, an assistant professor of religion, is author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.

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