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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.


October 26, 2016
Do we learn more about politics through comedy shows? In today's Academic Minute, Loyola University Maryland's Amy Bree Becker details the mixing of politics and comedy and how it affects our views.
October 25, 2016
How did the Electoral College come to be? In today's Academic Minute, Stanford University's Jack Rakove explores the origin of this sometimes maligned style of election.
October 24, 2016
Will young voters help decide this election? In today's Academic Minute, Wright State University's Corey Seemiller discusses Generation Z and whether they’ll make a showing at the polls.


October 14, 2016
What makes you laugh? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Chris Westbury explores humor and why we find weird things funny.
October 13, 2016
Does more sexual content in mass media lead to more teen sexual behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson examines this question.
October 12, 2016
Part of the puzzle of blood cancer may have been solved. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Birmingham's Daniel Tennant discusses how bone marrow can help treat this disease.
October 11, 2016
There’s a new area in the body to focus on in Alzheimer’s research. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Auriel Willette says the immune system has a role to play beyond fighting off illnesses.
October 10, 2016
When does memory decline begin? In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Natasha Rajah delves into using brain scans of people of various ages and what it tells us about this natural process.


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