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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

August 17, 2018
What determines the success or failure of a bird’s nest? In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Jennie Carr discusses her research on this topic.
August 16, 2018
Helping domestic violence victims in isolated areas can be hard. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Rachel Durso describes using data points to bring help to areas that need it.
August 15, 2018
Did we eat healthier millions of years ago? In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Bill Schindler discusses why today’s dietary culture is out of whack with our bodies’ needs.

Archive

October 19, 2015
She might not be that into you, or maybe she doesn’t even know you’re there. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Lisa Stowers describes how the brains of female mice can shut off male-detecting neurons.
October 16, 2015
Scientists have found water on Mars. In today's Academic Minute, the Open University's David Rothery explains how this exciting discovery was made
October 15, 2015
Did a religious revival help start the American Revolution? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Richard Chacon explains how the Great Awakening helped cultivate the seeds of independence.
October 14, 2015
Is your favorite Mexican restaurant authentic? In today's Academic Minute, Truman State University's Stephen Christ explains how he went behind the scenes to study authenticity.
October 13, 2015
The Western United States has been on fire. In today's Academic Minute, John Rennie Short of the University of Maryland Baltimore County discusses the causes behind the current rash of fires plaguing the West.

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