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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

February 24, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater starts a three-day examination of the chemistry of the hit television show "Breaking Bad."
February 21, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Michelle Sauther discusses a discovery about the preferred sleeping arrangements of lemurs.
February 20, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's Daniel Scott describes the potential inability for previous Winter Olympic host cities to host the games again due to changing weather patterns. Scott is an associate professor and research chair at the University of Waterloo. Find out more about him here.
February 19, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, American Public University's Charles Venuto explores the connection between the space program and preservation of bird habitat in Florida.
February 18, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, William Cooper of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne discusses why species that inhabit island are less frightened of human intruders. Cooper is a professor emeritus in the department of biology at IU-PU Fort Wayne. Find out more about him here.

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