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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 22, 2019
What are the first responders for damaged cells in your body? In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Irene Chiolo looks into the body to find out.
March 21, 2019
Do your genes decide the highest level of education you’ll receive? In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Daniel J. Benjamin discusses this question.
March 20, 2019
Social conservatives find the most meaning in life. In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight during USC Dornsife Week, David Newman looks into why.

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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.
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.

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