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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.

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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.

PROGRAMS

January 16, 2019
How to reduce food waste? Recycle it. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Matthew Wallenstein determines how wasted food can help repair degraded soil.
January 15, 2019
Is the world becoming more disenchanted? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Doug Challenger looks into how religious thought is trending across the globe.
January 14, 2019
As the arctic warms, we can look to the past for clues to our future. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Elizabeth Thomas examines Greenland’s lakes for answers.

Archive

January 4, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Political Science Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, Colgate University's Jennifer LeMesurier examined using knitting as a form of protest.
January 3, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Science Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Sebastian Deffner explores quantum supremacy.
January 2, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Psychology Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, Colgate University's Krista Ingram examined the decision making of early birds and night owls.
January 1, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Health Segment Award as part of "Best of" Week, the University of Copenhagen's Bodil Just Christensen looked into eating as a tool to avoid regaining weight.
January 1, 2019
In today's Academic Minute, the Best Communications Segment Award as part of "Best Of" Week, the University of Washington's Naja Ferjan Ramirez explored how learning a second language can be important for the future.

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