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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

April 25, 2019
The nose may help us understand more about schizophrenia. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Julie Walsh-Messinger tells us more.
April 24, 2019
How should we care for elderly inmates? In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Martha Hurley says that not everyone agrees on how to tend to the needs of this population.
April 23, 2019
Health care shouldn’t be limited to physical ailments. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Dayton Week, Scott Hall determines another important area of treatment.

Archive

February 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity reveals the religious and cultural origins of Valentine’s Day. Daughrity, an assistant professor of religion, is author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
February 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick examines photographs of Abraham Lincoln and explores what they tell us about his experience as a wartime president. Baick is associate professor of history at Western New England; find out In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick examines photographs of Abraham Lincoln and explores what they tell us about his experience as a wartime president. Baick is associate professor of history at Western New England; find out more about him here.more about him here.
February 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Dan Ariely discusses the purely economic side of decisions about Valentine’s Day gifts. Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke, is author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. Find out more about him here.
February 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Lynn Bruner describes the positive psychological aspects of loving and being loved. Bruner teaches psychology at Lock Haven and has a private practice locally.
February 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Alma College's William Gorton reveals that while Americans have displayed increasing intelligence over the past century, our political discourse has yet to follow. Gorton is an assistant professor of political science at Alma. Find out more about him here.

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