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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

December 2, 2016
No one wants to become roadkill. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses how to stay out of the path of danger in the academic world.
December 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.
November 30, 2016
Global companies face a lot of challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Russell Zwanka discusses how social media can cause problems when a practice is accepted in one place but not in another.

Archive

October 17, 2014
The way flies perceive sound is helping engineers improve on microphone technology. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Neal A. Hall discusses the buzz surrounding his latest word.
October 16, 2014
The bicycle is so much more than two tires, brakes and handlebars. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Hong Kong's Paul Smethurst profiles the bicycle and the cultural significance embedded within.
October 15, 2014
In short, the eastern tiger salamander is in danger. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Valorie Titus discusses her study of the species, and her work to conserve it.
October 14, 2014
Before there was KnowYourMeme.com -- the definitive encyclopedia of Internet tropes -- the concept of memes needed to be defined. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Michele Coscia discusses the importance of understanding memetics. Coscia is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development.
October 13, 2014
Criminals better start wearing hairnets! In today's Academic Minute, Queen’s University in Canada's Diane Beauchemin discusses her work on furthering forensic hair identification techniques.

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