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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

August 23, 2017
Just because you are homeless doesn’t mean you can’t have a home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Virginia's Susan Fraiman says the less fortunate find a way to make a home however they can.
August 22, 2017
Can teens be trusted to report truthfully on a scientific study? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jessica Fish examines whether the stigma of mischievous teens is true or false.
August 21, 2017
A total solar eclipse is coming to the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff discusses this rare astronomical event.

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June 9, 2017
Is a new family leave policy on the way? In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Marie Gould Harper examines President Trump’s plan and whether we should look to other sources for this benefit.
June 8, 2017
Is climate change causing more extreme weather events? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Michael Mann delves into this question.
June 7, 2017
The media is also a business. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Amanda Lotz discusses this statement.
June 6, 2017
Should we customize our news feeds? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Ivan Dylko explores whether curating is a good idea or part of the problem.
June 5, 2017
We’re all the gatekeepers of news today. In today's Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's Aly Colon examines regular people spreading fake news online.

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