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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 18, 2019
Want to ask a politician a tough question? Good luck. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Alicia Simmons explores why it’s difficult to ask hard-hitting questions these days.
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.

Archive

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.
July 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Katie Monnin describes how the use of graphic novels in the classroom can improve reading comprehension and attitudes about reading among young readers. Monnin is an assistant professor of literacy at North Florida and author of the forthcoming Really Reading with Graphic Novels and Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels. Find out more about her here.
July 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri School of Law discusses how economists value human life and why the lives of Americans are becoming more valuable. Trachtenberg is visiting associate professor at Missouri's law school, where he teaches courses on criminal and environmental law. Find out more about him here.
July 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adam Noah of Long Island University-Brooklyn examines how the brain learns to play a popular video game and how better understanding that process can help Parkinson’s patients. Noah is technical director of the ADAM Center and MoCap Lab at Long Island's Brooklyn campus. Find out more about him here.
July 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Robert Vanderlan discusses the role poets played in creating one of the 20th century’s great media empires. Vanderlan is a visiting assistant professor of history at Cornell. Find out more about him here.

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