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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.

PROGRAMS

September 19, 2018
New dams in the Amazon could threaten ecosystems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Elizabeth Anderson describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.
September 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.
September 17, 2018
Is volunteering beneficial for everyone? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's Steven Pirutinsky examines how some, but not all, older adults benefit from helping others.

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January 13, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Elise Lemire describes how freed slaves helped shape a town integral to both the American Revolution and U.S. literature. Lemire, a professor of literature and a member of the cinema studies and women's studies faculties, is author of Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. Find out more about her here. (To download the audio file directly, please click here.)
January 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler describes her role in a project that uses the big screen to explain the nano world. Schadler is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; find out more about her here.
January 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Robert Kaufman explores the need for continued research into missile defense. Kaufman, a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security and international relations, is an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. Find out more about him here. (To open the audio file directly on your computer, click here.)
January 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Elena Traister of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts examines the state of America’s polluted rivers and streams and the methods being used to restore them. Traister is the coordinator of the Environmental Studies program at MCLA; find out more about her here. (To download the audio file directly, click here.)
January 7, 2011
Jan. 7: In today’s Academic Minute, John Huppertz of New York's Union Graduate College explains how recommendations can influence our choice when deciding between multiple hospitals. Dr. Huppertz is associate professor of management and chair of the MBA Healthcare Management Program at Union. (To download as a podcast, please click here.)

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