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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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April 21, 2017
1984 is back on the best-seller lists. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Case Western Reserve University's John Broich determines the reasons behind readers’ renewed interest in the Thought Police.
April 20, 2017
We’ve all heard about alternative facts by now. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Tufts University's Ronald Pies explores how we can tell whether someone is lying or just stating a falsehood.
April 19, 2017
Why is the National Endowment for the Arts on the chopping block? Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Pennsylvania State University's Aaron Knochel looks into this question.

Archive

September 24, 2014
That smart phone in your pocket is one amazing device. In today's Academic Minute, the the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea discusses the astonishing intricacies of technology that we often take for granted.
September 23, 2014
The goal of effective marketing is to target potential consumers. In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Amit Bhattacharjee discusses the unintended consequences of a marketing plan that is too effective.
September 22, 2014
Being a single parent is tough; being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand takes a look at the effects of job loss on single mothers.
September 17, 2014
The slightest disruption might turn an ecosystem upside down. In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Felicia Keesing profiles biodiversity in the savannas of Africa and analyzes the threatened biodiversity that inhabits these lands.
September 16, 2014
A nice walk in the park can certainly be refreshing, but it may come with some added health benefits too. In today's Academic Minute, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Kirsten Beyer discusses the positive impact of green space.

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