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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

November 24, 2017
Zebrafish could hold clues to helping us repair our eyesight. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Geneseo's Travis Bailey examines how zebrafish repair their eyes and what we can learn to benefit ourselves in the future.
November 23, 2017
Excess sugar intake has many bad effects on your health. In today's Academic Minute, Touro University California's Alejandro Gugliucci discusses another reason to cut sugar from your diet.
November 22, 2017
Hiding your failures is common but may not beneficial if you’re a scientist. In today's Academic Minute, Haverford College's Joshua Schrier explores dark reactions and what the failures of an experiment can teach us.

Archive

March 23, 2015
Can the relocation of a species’ habitat save it from extinction? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Western Australia's Nicola Mitchell discusses efforts to recolonize the western swamp turtle to try to save the species from extinction.
March 20, 2015
There is a total solar eclipse today, and in today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff and his team are in direct position to observe this majestic cosmic phenomenon.
March 19, 2015
Are you addicted to your social media accounts? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Julia M. Hormes discusses the correlations between social media usage and addiction.
March 18, 2015
It’s the NFL offseason, but concussions are still very much in our thoughts. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ky Kugler profiles the severity and frequency of the common head injury.
March 17, 2015
Variables in previous tests focusing on the toxicity of both fructose and table sugar have proven inconclusive. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Wayne Potts discusses efforts to improve the accuracy of sugar toxicity tests.

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