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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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.

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September 26, 2018
Learning and practicing for new teachers can be at odds with each other. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John’s University Week, Daniel Ness determines what this can teach us for future generations of educators.
September 25, 2018
Best way to train new teachers? Get 'em in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Don McClure discusses how this can create a more shared agenda in teacher education.
September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.

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January 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Marymount Manhattan College's Susan Behrens examines the elusive nature of proper grammar and the English language’s habit of slow but constant change. Behrens is professor of communication science and disorders at Marymount Manhattan, and author of Grammar: A Pocket Guide. Find out more about her here.
January 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, American International College's Gary Lefort discusses how large chain stores and restaurants weigh cultural differences when opening branches outside the United States. Lefort leads the Department of International Business at American International.
January 25, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, the University of Albany's Robert Geer discusses how the ability to manipulate atoms and create new materials is at the heart of humanity’s technological future. Geer is vice president for academic affairs at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Find out more about him here.
January 24, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Mary Ellen O’Connell examines the Central Intelligence Agency's use of armed drones and the implications of their wider use by the United States and other countries. O'Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame, is author of The Power and Purpose of International Law. You can find out more about her here.
January 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas' Edmund Harriss examines the importance of tiling to current and historical mathematics. Harriss is a visiting professor in the mathematics department at Arkansas' Fayetteville campus. Find out more about him here.

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