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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

September 23, 2016
What used to be simple may now be more complex. In today's Academic Minute: the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explains that as we look deeper into what we thought we knew, new details emerge.
September 22, 2016
Learning with younger classmates may not be helping some preschool children. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Kelly Purtell examines whether mixed age groups can hinder older children.
September 21, 2016
The loss of perennial plants hurts an environment. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Andrew VanLoocke explores strategies involving annuals and perennials to improve soil.

Archive

September 13, 2016
Extinction doesn’t always happen in the blink of an eye. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Charles Mitchell discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal.
September 12, 2016
When was the last time you were somewhere quiet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Scott Campbell discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world.
September 9, 2016
How do girls stand out in a male-dominated art form? In today's Academic Minute, Jessica Pabon, of the State University of New York at New Paltz, examines the underground culture of graffiti from a feminist perspective.
September 8, 2016
How many times will you look at your smartphone while listening to this program? In today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's James Roberts examines whether smartphone addiction is real.
September 7, 2016
Why don’t fashion models smile? In today's Academic Minute, Nottingham Trent University's Vanessa Brown explores this question.

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