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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 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.

Archive

June 26, 2014
Imagine the medical possibilities of monitoring a person’s digestive tract from the inside out. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard Medical School's Jonathan Kotula discusses how he and and his colleagues engineered bacteria to sense environmental signals within the mammalian gut.
June 25, 2014
Racism isn’t always an overt display of prejudiced behavior or language. In today's Academic Minute, Oakton Community College's Keith Johnson discusses microaggression, small acts and subtle behavior that may be interpreted as racially biased.
June 24, 2014
Farmers want to maximize the land where they cultivate their crops. But in today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Meagan Schipanski suggests that it might be beneficial to alternate planting cash crops with cover crops.
June 23, 2014
Does profit sharing improve the community at large? In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Jane Costello explains a 1994 experiment in which a tribe of Cherokee Indians opened a casino and shared the profits directly with the community.
June 20, 2014
When attending a sporting event, snacking on a hot dog or grabbing a soda at the game is a longstanding spectator tradition. The University of Iowa's Helena Laroche described what happens when she made some changes to the menu during selected sporting events.

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