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

August 5, 2020
We could all use some psychological first aid right now. In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Jeff Lating explores how a tool can reduce anxiety and stress at a crucial time.
August 4, 2020
Not all book clubs are alike. In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Jean Lee Cole examines one from history that was more than meets the eye.
August 3, 2020
How does a brand market effectively during a pandemic? In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Greg Hoplamazian offers some advice to help out.

Archive

July 24, 2020
Are people fans of certain brands? In today's Academic Minute, part of Kennesaw State University Week, Amber Hutchins discusses this new ground and how companies are reacting.
July 23, 2020
How can something rare become a lasting symbol for a state? In today's Academic Minute, part of Kennesaw State University Week, William Thomas Okie determines one symbol that has survived this test despite not being plentiful.
July 22, 2020
Driverless cars are already on our roads, whether we realize it or not. In today's Academic Minute, part of Kennesaw State University Week, Jack Labriola explores the need for human drivers to still be paying attention.
July 21, 2020
Messages of protest can be hidden in seemingly innocuous places. In today's Academic Minute, part of Kennesaw State University Week, Robert Simon examines one such instance from another culture.
July 20, 2020
Zoos can be a bad environment for some animals. In today's Academic Minute, part of Kennesaw State University Week, Allison M. Martin looks into developing better practices for captive animals.

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