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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

June 26, 2017
How do you fight abandonment in the Rust Belt? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Richard Sadler explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 23, 2017
No one agrees on their favorite movies, so be careful where you look for recommendations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Pascal Wallisch explores why it’s so hard to find your next favorite film.
June 22, 2017
Some of us can get tired of a song quickly, while others listen over and over again. In today's Academic Minute, Noelle Nelson of the University of Kansas examines whether working memory can help decide whether we get tired of something in a hurry or not at all.

Archive

September 2, 2014
If you’re reading this right now,  chances are you’ve just taken a breath. Oxygen is one of those essential elements that allows us humans to live, and in today's Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Ole Hertel discusses his research on air quality.
September 1, 2014
Something as trivial as the sound of one’s voice might prove detrimental in the workplace, especially if you’re a woman. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Casey A. Klofstad profiles vocal fry and the deleterious affect it may have.
August 29, 2014
It’s common knowledge that chimpanzees are one of humans' closest relatives in the animal kingdom. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Robert D. Latzman delves into the individual personalities and neurobiology of chimpanzees and discusses some shared traits. Latzman is an assistant professor in Georgia State's department of psychology. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
August 28, 2014
Can any mobile phone user become a photojournalist? In today's Academic Minute, Temple University’s Andrew Mendelson examines the role of cell phone cameras as part of the journalistic landscape.
August 27, 2014
In a recent interview, New York University's Dana Burde discussed her studies focusing on community-based schools in Afghanistan. In today's Academic Minute, she described her work to help improve how Afghan children are educated.

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