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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.

Archive

May 14, 2014
The Latin name myotonia congenita might not mean much to you, but you've likely seen them in action. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg fills us in on one of the Internet's favorite animal oddities: the fainting goat.
May 13, 2014
RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein. But Yehuda Ben-Shahar of Washington University in St. Louis discusses its very important molecular responsibilities.
May 12, 2014
"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information. In today’s Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Bruce Peabody discusses how trends improve our understanding of heroism in America.
May 9, 2014
It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Elizabeth Borer discusses global experiments to better understand how plants grow.
May 8, 2014
Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times. In today’s Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Chris Fee explores what constitutes a living wage.

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