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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.

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March 21, 2016
Life for migrants is not easy, and it can be even harder on the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Edward Alessi details the hardships these groups face during their relocation.
March 18, 2016
Your level of self-control could be tied to the amount of sleep you had last night. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's June Pilcher explores how getting an appropriate amount of shut-eye could lead to better choices during the daytime.
March 17, 2016
The oceans are changing with the climate and human intervention. In today's Academic Minute, Clarkson University's Andrew A. David discusses these changes and how they affect the species within.
March 16, 2016
The news cycle isn’t the only 24-hour cycle we see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jun Li discusses how our brains are also on their own 24-hour clock.
March 15, 2016
What caused the spread of humans across the globe? In today's Academic Minute, the University of York's Penny Spikins details how emotions may be at the root of human expansion to new territories.

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