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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

March 19, 2019
Not all activism happens in the streets. In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Megan Carroll looks at “incidental activism.”
March 18, 2019
Not all big ideas are about big things. In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Moh El-Naggar discusses how something small could help us think big.
March 15, 2019
Can your diet help you avoid epileptic seizures? In today's Academic Minute, part of Trinity College Week, Susan Masino looks into this question.

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January 24, 2019
Business interests are passing laws against public health interests. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Jennifer Pomeranz discusses why state laws can be important for our health.
January 23, 2019
Even highly skilled teachers can have an unknown bias. In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Daniel Reinholz explores one way to help teachers correct this.
January 22, 2019
The history of enslaved people isn’t limited to the South. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Graham Hodges looks at two alternative points of view on black history in New Jersey.
January 21, 2019
Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. In today's Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Rachel Engmann discusses why African experiences need to be brought to the fore.
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.

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