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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

March 26, 2019
The public prefers a first lady who doesn’t influence politics. In today's Academic Minute, part of Hartwick College Week, Laurel Elder explores how a spouse can affect a candidate.
March 25, 2019
Play isn’t just for children. In today's Academic Minute, part of Hartwick College Week, Diane Paige explores how young adults can get in on the fun as well.
March 22, 2019
What are the first responders for damaged cells in your body? In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Irene Chiolo looks into the body to find out.

Archive

May 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Steven Cohen of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines the necessity of incorporating an environmental sustainability component into all business and public-policy degrees. Cohen is executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, and director of the master’s program in environmental science and policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Find out more about him here.
May 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Charlene D’Avanzo discusses how biology professors are altering their teaching methods to address the discipline’s ever-expanding base of knowledge. D'Avanzo is professor of ecology in Hampshire's School of Natural Sciences. Find out more about her here.
May 6, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rev. James Maher of St. John’s University examines organized labor’s progress in the wake of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Maher is the executive vice president for mission at St. John’s, in New York. Find out more about him here.
May 5, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY Purchase College's Richard Gioioso describes a coming shift in the self identification of Cuban-Americans. Gioioso is a lecturer in sociology at Purchase. Find out more about him here.
May 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jeff Grabill discusses how the modern technology of texting is creating a generation of writers. Grabill is a professor and co-director of the Writing in Digital Environments Research Center at Michigan State. Find out more about him here.

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