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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 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.
August 18, 2017
Are you getting enough playtime? In today's Academic Minute, Knox College's Teresa Gonzales explores how play isn’t just for kids and how it can be used to make better communities.

Archive

June 1, 2017
Is our view of culture shifting? In today's Academic Minute, Richard Ocejo of John Jay College of Criminal Justice looks into this question.
May 31, 2017
What is the best way to treat the opioid crisis? In today's Academic Minute, David Festinger of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine looks into some options.
May 30, 2017
Newborn fruit flies might not be that different from human babies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Marla Sokolowski looks at the genes of both species and finds a link that could help control obesity for us all.
May 29, 2017
Should liver transplant recipients be determined by geography? In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Keren Ladin examines this question.
May 26, 2017
How do we prevent more suicides? In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Terri Erbacher looks into this question.

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