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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 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.
November 8, 2018
Demand for adoptable children is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Elizabeth Raleigh examines why transracial adoption is becoming more common.

Archive

April 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Empire State College's John Beckem discusses how audio files are being used to improve communication between faculty members and students learning at a distance. Beckem is an assistant professor of finance and management studies at Empire State’s Center for Distance Learning.
April 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity explores the cultural diversity of Christians around the world. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
April 14, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Tulane University's Ashlye Keaton examines the work behind the creation of Mardi Gras Indians, and a new effort to protect the artists’ rights. Keaton is an adjunct professor of law at Tulane University, where she teaches courses on entertainment law.
April 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Leslie Feldman discusses television’s long history of weaving philosophical and political ideas into the plots of popular dramas. Feldman is a professor of political science at Hofstra, where she teaches courses in classical political theory, modern political theory, and American political thought. Find out more about her here.
April 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, California Western School of Law's James Cooper explores immigration as seen from the Mexican side of the border. Cooper is co-director of the Center for Creative Problem Solving at the California Western, and author of The Complicated Relationship: A Snapshot of the U.S. Mexico Border (2010). Find out more about him here.

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