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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 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.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.
August 23, 2016
Scientists are developing an actual window to the brain. In today's Academic Minute, Guillermo Aguilar of the University of California, Riverside, discusses transparent skull implants and how they can give scientists a chance to deliver better treatments to their patients.

Archive

May 20, 2014
E-cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at San Francisco's Lauren Dutra discusses the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.
May 19, 2014
Direct trauma clearly has negative effects on the brain. In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Raj Morey explores the potential harm that may arise even from indirect exposure to explosions.
May 16, 2014
As hip hop culture expands, schools are expanding with it. In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Muhammad Khalifa studies this trend.
May 15, 2014
Can math be used to better understand history? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Peter Turchin is doing just that through complex mathematical algorithms.
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.

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