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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

May 22, 2018
Are aliens avoiding us? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Auckland's Timothy Mulgan discusses a philosophical viewpoint of extraterrestrials.
May 21, 2018
Dancing isn’t just for the young. In today's Academic Minute, Hamline University's Lisa Stegall describes how moving to the muic may reduce fall risk in the elderly.
May 18, 2018
Women now get the more tattoos than men in the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Beverly Thompson explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor.

Archive

February 26, 2016
How did giraffes get such long necks? In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Nikos Solounias explores the evolution of this iconic feature.
February 25, 2016
The definition of purity doesn’t change across cultures, but ideas about the processes of purification do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Spike W. S. Lee examines how different cultures consider purity … and morality.
February 24, 2016
If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's David Hugh-Jones discusses his research into honesty across cultures.
February 23, 2016
How do you get medical samples from one place to another in places without roads? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Timothy Amukele discusses the use of drones to help alleviate this problem.
February 22, 2016
Are you a slacktivist? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Sandra González-Bailón explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world.

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