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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.

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April 26, 2016
If ethanol consumption is known to be toxic, why have humans consumed it throughout history? In today's Academic Minute, Santa Fe College's Matthew Carrigan discusses this paradox.
April 25, 2016
How much do you know about landfills? In today's Academic Minute, Binghamton University's Joshua Reno explains how becoming more aware of where our trash goes might be a good way to start reducing it.
April 22, 2016
Was Shakespeare a plagiarist? In today's Academic Minute, Thomas Olsen of the State University of New York at New Paltz discusses how the fabled author remixed others’ work to create his masterpieces.
April 21, 2016
How do you make new antibiotics? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Amnon Kohen discusses the process for making a drug safe for us and bad for bacteria.
April 20, 2016
Ads that use storytelling can be the most persuasive in getting you to pony up your dollars. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Lu Zheng examines the psychology behind narrative advertising.

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