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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

October 22, 2018
Who can be a producer of knowledge? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ashley Taylor challenges a stigma. Taylor is an assistant professor of educational studies at Colgate. ​
October 19, 2018
Do kids react differently to faces than adults? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Carrie Palmquist explores this question.
October 18, 2018
Why is the bystander effect so prevalent? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Catherine Sanderson explains how it all starts in the deep within the brain.

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January 5, 2016
What do the recessions of Spain and the United States have in common? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Maria Aysa-Lastra explores the reasons Latinos left both countries during the Great Recession.
January 4, 2016
Does imitation lead to innovation? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Cristine Legare discusses these dual engines of cultural learning.
December 31, 2015
The following podcasts have won the Academic Minute's awards for 2015 (and, belatedly, for 2014).
December 22, 2015
Can advertising help explain the rise of Donald Trump? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Jon Morris discusses how the candidate is making his case by engaging with voter’s emotions.
December 21, 2015
Black colleges can suffer from a negative perception from their peers. In today's Academic Minute, Melissa E. Wooten of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has more on how this view should be changed.

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