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.

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January 20, 2021
What will cities look like in the future? In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Alexandros Tsamis looks at a post-COVID-19 urban environment.
January 19, 2021
U.S. presidents have a long history of scandals. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oneonta's Richard Barberio looks into these leadership failures to investigate presidential power.
January 18, 2021
How do we bridge the gap between labor and management? In today's Academic Minute, Weill Cornell Medical School's Marie Rudden looks to answer this question.

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January 15, 2021
There’s even more plastic in the ocean than we think. In today's Academic Minute, part of Bentley University Week, Betsy Stoner details how microplastics are affecting our seas.
January 14, 2021
When big corporations try to do good, some question their motives. In today's Academic Minute, part of Bentley University Week, Laurel Steinfield discusses the paradoxes that come when big companies try to help.
January 13, 2021
There are many challenges for women in STEM fields. In today's Academic Minute, part of Bentley University Week, Mateo Cruz explores acute stereotype-threatening cues in the workplace.
January 12, 2021
Drug companies seem to be making a lot of profit, but are they? In today's Academic Minute, part of Bentley University Week, Fred Ledley finds out.
January 11, 2021
Your health is now more important than ever to your employer. In today's Academic Minute, part of Bentley University Week, Elizabeth Brown details what this means for employees' privacy rights.

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