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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

November 15, 2018
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.
November 13, 2018
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question.

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October 8, 2018
The immigration debate goes beyond the headlines. In today's Academic Minute, part of Timely Topics Week, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County's Amy Bhatt explores another side of the story.
October 5, 2018
What is the best to improve neighborhood safety? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Marc Zimmerman looks into the busy streets theory.
October 3, 2018
Consumerism is at the heart of our economy. In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Madhavi Venkatesan delves into conscious consumerism and sustainability as economic policy. 
October 3, 2018
Wolves have their own voices. In today's Academic Minute, Carthage College's Angela Dassow says wolf vocalization recordings can help monitor pack populations in a less invasive manner.
October 2, 2018
The stories of the enslaved in the U.S. are still being told. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Susanna Ashton explores the story of Samuel Williams.

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