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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.


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.


July 31, 2018
Need money for a project? Ask the crowd. In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Krista Tuomi discusses the pitfalls of relying on crowdfunding for cash.
July 30, 2018
Have human rights helped shape U.S. foreign policy in the past? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Sarah B. Snyder looks into this question.
July 27, 2018
Not enough graduates have data science and analysis skill sets. In today's Academic Minute, part of Siena College Week, Chester Brearey discusses why colleges need to help fill this gap.
July 26, 2018
Could unfamiliarity with transgender people be driving negative attitudes in the U.S.? In today's Academic Minute, part of Siena College Week, Daniel Lewis examines this question.
July 25, 2018
Grief isn’t always private in the age of social media. In today's Academic Minute, part of Siena College Week, Carla Sofka explores how grieving has changed in a connected world.


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