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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 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.
November 13, 2018
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question.

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March 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity discusses the deep historical roots of Egypt’s Christian minority and their role in recent political events. 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.
March 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's David Cortright offers context for understanding the international community’s intervention in Libya. Cortright is director of policy studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is author of the forthcoming Ending Obama’s War. Find out more about him here.
March 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas' Jennifer Hoyer examines the work of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his 21st century devotee, Lady Gaga. Hoyer is a professor of German literature at Arkansas' Fayetteville campus. Find out more about her here.
March 24, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Buffalo State College's Dwight Hennessy reveals that while cultures around the globe are often drastically different, the psychology of driving often transcends cultural divides. Hennessy is an associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York's College at Buffalo. Find out more about him here.
March 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Michele Paludi describes what is being done to identify and curb all forms of campus violence. Paludi is a professor in the graduate college’s School of Management, where she teaches courses on psychology and gender.

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