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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

October 16, 2017
The origins of humanity are being rewritten. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Omer Gokcumen details new findings and how they alter our knowledge of the past.
October 13, 2017
The world is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ individuals, but we have a long way to go. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin and Marshall College's Susan Dicklitch-Nelson examines where tolerance stands now.
October 12, 2017
Our physical environment affects us in many ways. In today's Academic Minute, Montana State University's Susan Gilbertz looks into how our favorite places can determine how we think of the world.

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September 23, 2015
Planned Parenthood and abortion are often linked in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Marist College's Robyn Rosen talks about the organization's complex history with abortion.
September 22, 2015
Sharing drives social media. In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's James Coyle explains how advertisers can benefit the most from this important activity.
September 21, 2015
Discussions about race and race relations are always in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Rice University's Heather O’Connell examines the effects of slavery we can still observe today.
September 18, 2015
Digital literacy is vitally important in today’s world of technology. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Mega Subramaniam discusses new mythologies aimed at increasing digital literacy.
September 17, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak discusses when relying on computers has unintended consequences.

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