Higher Education Webcasts

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 [email protected]

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 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.
November 15, 2018
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.

Archive

April 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Eurie Dahn explores the historical link between conventional manners and race. Dahn is an assistant professor of English at Saint Rose and is working on a book on the discourse of social change in terms of race relations, as found in Harlem Renaissance literature and American sociology of the 1920s. Find out more about her here.
April 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY-Canton's Maureen Maiocco discusses why children often benefit from thinking time, and why using timeouts can be counterproductive. Maiocco is director of the Early Childhood AS Degree Program at the State University of New York's campus Canton. Find out more about her here.
April 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Jason Scorza discusses the unique challenges faced by today’s veterans as they enter colleges and universities. Scorza is an associate professor of philosophy and political science at Fairleigh Dickinson and author of 2007's Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship. Find out more about him here.
April 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rochester Institute of Technology's John Capps examines what the jokes we find funny say about our values. Capps is an associate professor of philosophy and senior associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, and co-author, with his father, Donald Capps, professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, of You’ve Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think. Find out more about him here.
March 31, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, DePaul University's Joseph Ferrari exposes many myths about why people procrastinate -- across the global cultural spectrum. Ferrari is a professor of psychology and a St. Vincent de Paul Distinguished Professor at DePaul, and author of Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done. Find out more about him here.

Pages

What Others Are Reading

  • Viewed
  • Past:
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
Back to Top