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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.

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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

January 15, 2019
Is the world becoming more disenchanted? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Doug Challenger looks into how religious thought is trending across the globe.
January 14, 2019
As the arctic warms, we can look to the past for clues to our future. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Elizabeth Thomas examines Greenland’s lakes for answers.
January 11, 2019
How many personality quizzes do you take online? In today's Academic Minute, Randy Stein of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona details why people like BuzzFeed-type quizzes more than the real thing.

Archive

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.
April 19, 2016
The ice sheets that cover Greenland are changing rapidly in a warming world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bristol's Jon Hawkings examines how a melting glacier can bring life to different parts of the island.

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