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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

February 20, 2019
Parental alienation can have long-term consequences. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Jennifer Harman explores how greater awareness of this form of family violence can lead to better outcomes.
February 19, 2019
Medical innovations are on a downward trend. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kurt Amsler explores why.
February 18, 2019
Want to ask a politician a tough question? Good luck. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Alicia Simmons explores why it’s difficult to ask hard-hitting questions these days.

Archive

December 7, 2018
To help detect a DeepFake video, look at the eyes. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Siwei Lyu discusses the battle against DeepFakes.
December 6, 2018
Save time at the crime scene, catch more criminals. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Igor Lednev explores a faster way to gather details for law enforcement.
December 5, 2018
Communication is always key. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Tolga Soyata discusses how to enable better communication for those who can’t speak or type.
December 4, 2018
Why are some anthrax outbreaks worse than others? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Wendy Turner looks at the factors that may lead to worse outbreaks.
December 3, 2018
Is the radio spectrum a finite resource? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva explores this question.

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