Higher Education Webcasts

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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at [email protected]

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.


January 18, 2019
Is there air pollution in your home? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Md. Aynul Bari digs into this question.
January 17, 2019
Horror movies can be quite effective at scaring us. In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Michael Grabowski determines what makes them so successful.
January 16, 2019
How to reduce food waste? Recycle it. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Matthew Wallenstein determines how wasted food can help repair degraded soil.


December 4, 2018
Why are some anthrax outbreaks worse than others? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Wendy Turner looks at the factors that may lead to worse outbreaks.
December 3, 2018
Is the radio spectrum a finite resource? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva explores this question.
November 30, 2018
The red spruce is coming back to the northeastern United States. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Alexandra Kosiba explores why these trees have made a rebound after years of decline.
November 29, 2018
Want to reduce your stress? Try forgiveness. In today's Academic Minute, Luther College's Loren Toussaint explains how forgiving yourself and others can lead to a more harmonious life.
November 28, 2018
The government is now a troll on social media. In today's Academic Minute, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Douglas McKechnie examines the new way we interact with our political leaders.


Back to Top