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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

September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.
September 23, 2016
What used to be simple may now be more complex. In today's Academic Minute: the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explains that as we look deeper into what we thought we knew, new details emerge.
September 22, 2016
Learning with younger classmates may not be helping some preschool children. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Kelly Purtell examines whether mixed age groups can hinder older children.

Archive

November 20, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Peter Dodson examines how the fossilization process can make individual fossils hard to interpret.
November 19, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Brian Toon discusses how a weaker sun could have supported early life on Earth.
November 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, American Public University's Elena Mastors explores the value of understanding the psychological profile of adversarial leaders in armed conflicts.
November 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Stony Brook University's Deanne Rogers examines the evidence for subterranean water on Mars.
November 14, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Liverpool's Sophie Wuerger examines how our perception of color remains constant even though our vision degrades with age.

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