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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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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August 14, 2018
Women’s political participation is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Melissa Deckman discusses how younger generations are changing gender norms in politics.
August 13, 2018
Rising sea levels are already affecting communities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Aaron Lampman examines why coastal residents don’t accept this fact.
August 10, 2018
President Trump isn’t the only powerful figure to break the Twitter barrier. In today's Academic Minute, Saint Leo University's Stephen Okey explores how Pope Francis is using the medium in a different fashion.

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August 9, 2018
No spoilers please! In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Vera Tobin examines how being fooled by a story can lead to great joy.
August 8, 2018
We like transparency from our business leaders, but what kind are we getting? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic's Robert Edgell discusses the different types of transparency and which are most helpful to organizations.
August 7, 2018
Our security measures may lead to insecurity for others. In today's Academic Minute, Ray Raymond of the State University of New York at Ulster examines how protectionism at home may lead to bigger troubles abroad.
August 6, 2018
Who was Howard Thurman? In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's David B. Gowler discusses Thurman’s influence beyond being an influence to Martin Luther King Jr.
August 3, 2018
How do we ensure students get sexual education? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Rachel Robinson explores how two different communities did just that.

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