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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

February 15, 2019
Each community reflects on the freedom of enslaved people differently. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Kalenda Eaton examines how different countries celebrate and reflect.
February 14, 2019
Removing physical barriers doesn’t always alleviate social ones. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Warren Haffar studies shared spaces in the divided capital of Cyprus.
February 13, 2019
Want to become a better leader? Put social justice in your headphones. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Bruce Campbell Jr. examines how a soundtrack can help you progress toward leadership.

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July 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Karen Baird discusses the modifications that have made health care more inclusive of needs unique to women. Baird is an associate professor of political science in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Purchase, part of the State University of New York. She is author of 2009's Beyond Reproduction: Women’s Health, Activism, and Public Policy. Find out more about her here.
July 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Daniel Sharfstein examines the long history of racial assimilation in the United States and why racial categories prove ambiguous at best. Sharfstein is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt's law school and was the inaugural recipient of the Raoul Berger Visiting Fellowship in Legal History at Harvard Law School. Find out more about him here.
July 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses the similarity between molecules and Lego bricks, and reveals how chemists use them to build new and useful compounds. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn. Find out more about him here.
July 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Robert Thacker discusses the work of author Alice Munro. Thacker is Dana Professor of Canadian Studies and associate dean of academic advising at St. Lawrence and author of Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives. Find out more about him here.
July 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Amit Pai of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences examines the problem of adjusting drug dosages for obese patients. Pai is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany's pharmacy college. Find out more about him here.

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