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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 23, 2016
Scientists are developing an actual window to the brain. In today's Academic Minute, Guillermo Aguilar of the University of California, Riverside, discusses transparent skull implants and how they can give scientists a chance to deliver better treatments to their patients.
August 22, 2016
There are more refugees than ever before -- what does this mean for refugee mothers? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Tennessee's Julia Jaekel explains why keeping homeland child-caring practices should be important for all refugee mothers.
August 19, 2016
Do you talk to your pet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cambridge's Arik Kershenbaum explores whether our pets actually understand what we’re saying.

Archive

September 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Purdue University's Michael Vuolo explores how smokers can influence a family member’s decision to pick up the habit.
September 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Kenneth Noll discusses why termites would not be a threat to your home without the help of microbes.
September 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Oxford's Tamar Makin examines how the brain creates pain in phantom limbs. Makin is a postdoctoral research fellow in Oxford's functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain unit. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Rochester's Jeremy Jamieson explores why stress can be useful for performers.
September 20, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Reading's Emma Versteegh explores how earthworms create a chalky record of the climate.

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