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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.

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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.
November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.

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March 18, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Joseph Reynolds of Monmouth University explains the increase in coastal wildlife activity that accompanies the onset of spring. Reynolds is an instructor of geography at Monmouth, in New Jersey.
March 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bard College's Eban Goodstein explores the role that green technology could play in the economic recovery. Goodstein directs the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and wrote the college-level text book Economics and the Environment. Find out more about him here.
March 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the Rhode Island School of Design's Mikyoung Kim describes the importance of imagination in children and how playground designers can foster imaginative play. Kim is a professor of architecture and design at the RISD.
March 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Rochester's C. Douglas Haessig explores the mathematical curiosity Pi, and how it has inspired an unofficial holiday. Haessig is an assistant professor of mathematics at Rochester. Find out more about him here.
March 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Victor Albert describes the amborella and uncovers the roots of plant evolution. Albert is the Empire Innovation Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Find out more about him here.

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