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.


May 28, 2020
We have lots to learn from sourdough bread. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Eric Pallant explains why.
May 27, 2020
There are links between lead poisoning and food insecurity. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Caryl Waggett delves into these connections.
May 26, 2020
Water testing is an important process. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Janyl Jumadinova explores how robotics can help us in this cause.


May 25, 2020
The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Brian M. Harward looks into how Congress responds to executive action.
May 22, 2020
Can art help you improve your communication skills? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Terry Gipson says yes.
May 21, 2020
Is student loan debt taking a toll on college admissions? In today's Academic Minute, Luther College's Rob K. Larson looks into this question.
May 20, 2020
A new theory on depression could help those suffering today. In today's Academic Minute, James Madison University's Gregg Henriques examines a new way to think about this affliction.
May 19, 2020
Don’t want to exercise? How about a dance instead? In today's Academic Minute, Helen Blumen of Albert Einstein College of Medicine gets us moving and shaking.


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