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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

May 24, 2019
Are we romanticizing the Vikings too much in popular culture­? In today's Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Christopher Fee looks into whether the myth has become more like fact.
May 23, 2019
Americans donate the most to charity. But today on the Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Allan Rachlin examines why we’re not at the top of other quality-of-life lists.
May 22, 2019
Early childhood care is vital. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Stephanie Jones looks into how to study it to gain more perspective.

Archive

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.
February 7, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's George Kester discusses what the outcome of the Super Bowl says about the stock market. Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, teaches postgraduate courses in corporate finance at Slovenia's University of Ljubljana and Australia's University of Melbourne in the summer months. Find out more about him here.
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.

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