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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 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.

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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.
March 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's David Brady explores the relationship between a country or region’s level of poverty and its dominant political philosophy. Brady is an associate professor of sociology at Duke. Find out more about him here.
March 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adelphi University's Roni Berger discusses her experience as an eyewitness to revolution on a recent trip to Tunisia. Berger is a professor of social work at Adelphi. Find out more about her here.

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