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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 21, 2018
Ready to belly up to the bar for another bland beer? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oswego's Ranjit Dighe explores how the effects of Prohibition are still being felt today.
November 20, 2018
Can you define a wine by the people who make it? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Reno's Kerri Lesh uncorks one wine that evades normal descriptions.
November 19, 2018
Is caffeine bad for teens? In today's Academic Minute, the College of the Holy Cross's Alison Bryant Ludden says the reasons behind caffeine use may be a bigger issue.

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October 19, 2018
Do kids react differently to faces than adults? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Carrie Palmquist explores this question.
October 18, 2018
Why is the bystander effect so prevalent? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Catherine Sanderson explains how it all starts in the deep within the brain.
October 17, 2018
Little hair cells in our ears play big roles in hearing and balance. In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Josef Trapani says understanding hair cells can help us fix them in the future.
October 16, 2018
How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Sheila Jaswal answers this question.
October 15, 2018
Volcanic eruptions have shaped life’s history on Earth. In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, David Jones details how. 

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