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 [email protected]

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.


July 10, 2020
Did Donald Trump inherit a playbook from J. Edgar Hoover? In today's Academic Minute, Marshall University's Stephen Underhill explores how one led to the other.
July 9, 2020
The time is now to understand historical and contemporary relations of power. In today's Academic Minute, Allegheny College's Barbara Shaw delves into building a reimagined future.
July 8, 2020
Doing comforting things virtually has been an important coping method for stress and anxiety. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Trish O’Kane discusses one way students are learning about the natural world from afar.


July 7, 2020
What helps foster the joy of writing in teens? In today's Academic Minute, Saint Mary's College's Katherine Higgs-Coulthard examines this question through an out-of-school experience.
July 6, 2020
Anne Frank has become the symbol of the Holocaust in the Netherlands, but there’s more to learn. In today's Academic Minute, Loyola University New Orleans' Naomi Yavneh Klos delves into more of this history.
July 2, 2020
We need a cancer treatment that leaves behind adverse side effects. In today's Academic Minute, part of Longwood University Week, Amorette Barber details one such method that is on the way.
July 1, 2020
Campuses are stepping up to help those in need. In today's Academic Minute, part of Longwood University Week, Ian Danielsen looks at programs designed to help those with disabilities get the education they need.
June 30, 2020
There’s lots to consider when deciding whether to trust someone. In today's Academic Minute, part of Longwood University Week, Sarai Blincoe explores three things to look at for answers.


Back to Top