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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

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.

Archive

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.
November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.
November 8, 2018
Demand for adoptable children is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Elizabeth Raleigh examines why transracial adoption is becoming more common.
November 7, 2018
How does life survive in the deepest parts of the ocean? In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Rika Anderson takes a dive into microbes and hydrothermal vents.

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