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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

February 20, 2019
Parental alienation can have long-term consequences. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Jennifer Harman explores how greater awareness of this form of family violence can lead to better outcomes.
February 19, 2019
Medical innovations are on a downward trend. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kurt Amsler explores why.
February 18, 2019
Want to ask a politician a tough question? Good luck. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Alicia Simmons explores why it’s difficult to ask hard-hitting questions these days.

Archive

February 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's Amanda Bower examines the Super Bowl’s rare position as a shared experience in modern American society -- and what that means to advertisers. Bower is associate professor of business administration and marketing at Washington and Lee. Find out more about her here.
February 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Anthony DeBlasi of the State University of New York at Albany describes some of the distinct features of celebrations of the Chinese New Year. DeBlasi is associate professor and department chair of Chinese studies at Albany. Find out more about him here.
February 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bard College's Eban Goodstein examines the economic costs associated with rapidly melting arctic sea ice. Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, is author of the text book Economics and the Environment. Find out more about him here.
February 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rhode Island School of Design's Liliane Wong explores the importance of adaptive reuse in green construction. Wong, a practicing architect, leads the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD. Find out more about her here.
January 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Quinnipiac University's Charles Polnitsky examines why most people don’t move while dreaming and the problems faced by those who do. Polnitsky, an expert in sleep medicine, is an adjunct professor in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac.

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