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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.

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January 20, 2017
Is laughing gas a bad thing? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores this silly question.
January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.

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October 15, 2014
In short, the eastern tiger salamander is in danger. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Valorie Titus discusses her study of the species, and her work to conserve it.
October 14, 2014
Before there was KnowYourMeme.com -- the definitive encyclopedia of Internet tropes -- the concept of memes needed to be defined. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Michele Coscia discusses the importance of understanding memetics. Coscia is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development.
October 13, 2014
Criminals better start wearing hairnets! In today's Academic Minute, Queen’s University in Canada's Diane Beauchemin discusses her work on furthering forensic hair identification techniques.
October 10, 2014
Can interaction with horses hold the key to helping those afflicted with psychological disorders? In today's Academic Minute, North Dakota State University's Erika Berg explores the therapeutic benefits of horses.
October 9, 2014
One of the top priorities in the medical field is diagnosing and stopping the growth of cancer. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Ying Xu discusses his study of hypoxia, an affliction thought to be related to the development of cancer.

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