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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

September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.
September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.
September 23, 2016
What used to be simple may now be more complex. In today's Academic Minute: the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explains that as we look deeper into what we thought we knew, new details emerge.

Archive

July 21, 2014
Looking back through geologic time is possible when you know what to look for. In today's Academic Minute, Curtin University's Fred Jourdan discusses his study of mass extinction through the lens of ancient volcanic eruptions.
July 18, 2014
Portrayals of weddings and brides make for good television programming. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas's Erika Engstrom explains why these glitzy Hollywood renditions are unrealistic.
July 17, 2014
Sure, chocolate is delicious, but the main ingredient offers us many health benefits as well. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University’s John Finley touts the power of cocoa.
July 16, 2014
Every day, new reports emerge of identity theft and other security breaches. In today's Academic Minute, the National University of Singapore's Artur Ekert describes his study of cryptography and improving security systems.
July 15, 2014
A process known as rescue karyotyping is allowing doctors to look back into the genetic history of a miscarriage. In today's Academic Minute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Zev Williams explains this analytic technique.

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