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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 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.

Archive

January 2, 2014
This week we’re featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives. Lars Hinrichs of the University of Texas at Austin won in the Best Smile category with this Academic Minute that explains why many features of Texas-English are disappearing.
January 1, 2014
This week we’re featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives. Andrew Francis of Emory University was awarded the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind prize for offering a new take on which pill actually ushered in the Sexual Revolution.
December 31, 2013
This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives. John Broich of Case Western Reserve University took the President’s Award for teaching us about the contentious history of the municipal water supply.
December 30, 2013
This week we’re featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives. Juliana Fernandes of the University of Miami earned the award in the Listener Choice category for her description of the downside of negative political ads.
December 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Robyn Metcalfe explores the complex supply chain that keeps food on your table.

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