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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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

September 21, 2018
The stigmas against staying single are breaking down. In today's Academic Minute, Albertus Magnus College's Hilda Speicher determines that as time goes on, being unhitched is becoming easier.
September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.
September 19, 2018
New dams in the Amazon could threaten ecosystems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Elizabeth Anderson describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.

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August 7, 2018
Our security measures may lead to insecurity for others. In today's Academic Minute, Ray Raymond of the State University of New York at Ulster examines how protectionism at home may lead to bigger troubles abroad.
August 6, 2018
Who was Howard Thurman? In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's David B. Gowler discusses Thurman’s influence beyond being an influence to Martin Luther King Jr.
August 3, 2018
How do we ensure students get sexual education? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Rachel Robinson explores how two different communities did just that.
August 2, 2018
Protesting is a way to get your voice heard. In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Anna Amirkhanyan discusses what to do after the protest ends.
July 31, 2018
Where does the fight against ISIS stand today? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Tricia Bacon examines how terrorist groups with allies can come back from the dead.

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