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.


January 18, 2022
Fostering an inclusive environment is key during a time of crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Hartford’s Karla I. Loya explores how to make sure no one gets left behind in the classroom.
January 17, 2022
Why are consumers still finding empty shelves? In today's Academic Minute, Wayne State University's Kevin Ketels delves into the reasons behind the shortages.
January 14, 2022
Having vague goals makes them even harder to reach. In today’s Academic Minute, Edith Cowan University’s Joanne M. Dickson determines how to stay on track.


January 13, 2022
The opioid epidemic has been overshadowed by the pandemic but is still ongoing. In today’s Academic Minute, Oliver Civelli of the University of California, Irvine, determines a possible solution to helping curb it.
January 12, 2022
What can be done to help refugees in this country? In today’s Academic Minute, Guilford College’s Diya Abdo delves into this question.
January 11, 2022
Teachers aren’t always allowed to teach what they believe. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Arlington’s Frederick Engram explains why.
January 10, 2022
Should you share the health data your device collects? In today’s Academic Minute, Binghamton University’s Sal Agnihothri considers the risks.
January 7, 2022
How do we best educate future business leaders? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Arran Caza outlines why the answer might be different than you think.



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