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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 21, 2018
Ready to belly up to the bar for another bland beer? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oswego's Ranjit Dighe explores how the effects of Prohibition are still being felt today.
November 20, 2018
Can you define a wine by the people who make it? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Reno's Kerri Lesh uncorks one wine that evades normal descriptions.
November 19, 2018
Is caffeine bad for teens? In today's Academic Minute, the College of the Holy Cross's Alison Bryant Ludden says the reasons behind caffeine use may be a bigger issue.

Archive

April 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Susanne Freidberg discusses the egg’s path from seasonal consumption to year-round staple. Freidberg is a professor of geography at Dartmouth and author of Fresh: A Perishable History (Harvard University Press, 2009). Find out more about her here.
April 19, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicole Soper Gorden of the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses the love-hate relationship that the plant kingdom has with insects, and how some plants defend themselves. Soper Gorden is a Ph.D. candidate at UMass. Find out more about her here.
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.

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