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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 15, 2019
Each community reflects on the freedom of enslaved people differently. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Kalenda Eaton examines how different countries celebrate and reflect.
February 14, 2019
Removing physical barriers doesn’t always alleviate social ones. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Warren Haffar studies shared spaces in the divided capital of Cyprus.
February 13, 2019
Want to become a better leader? Put social justice in your headphones. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Bruce Campbell Jr. examines how a soundtrack can help you progress toward leadership.

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February 12, 2019
Extinct languages can be brought back from the dead. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Aroline Hanson explores this process in Central America.
February 11, 2019
Are some famous paintings the work of multiple hands? In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Jill Pederson examines whether some of da Vinci’s work was a collaborative effort.
February 8, 2019
It turns out you can simulate an oil spill in the lab. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Piero Gardinali describes how the Deepwater Horizon spill was simulated and what was learned.
February 7, 2019
Wavelengths of light could help heal chronic wounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas's Kyle Quinn discusses this noninvasive technique.
February 6, 2019
Mindfulness is not just for adults. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Jessica Kendorski discusses how kids can benefit.

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