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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.

PROGRAMS

January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.
January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.
January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.

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January 6, 2017
Social justice concerns have been ever-present in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses the issues that continue to divide the country.
January 5, 2017
We hear about the next big earthquake, but what about the one that already happened? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Mark Molesky delves into a tremor of the past.
January 4, 2017
Ice sheets are vulnerable to melting in a warming world. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Illinois University's Reed Scherer looks back at history to help predict the future.
January 3, 2017
You’ve got body and soul. Or do you? In today's Academic Minute, Winona State University's Rafael Narvaez explores the question of souls and our reality.
January 2, 2017
We’re losing part of our history. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Andrew Wood details a small part of Americana that’s becoming a thing of the past.

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