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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.
July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.
July 21, 2016
How can tree rings and shipwrecks help us predict where hurricanes will hit in the future? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Valerie Trouet explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century.

Archive

August 21, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, California Western School of Law's Nancy Kim examines the nature of Internet-based contracts we often agree to without careful consideration. Kim is a professor of law at California Western and a visiting professor in the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego. Find out more about her here.
August 20, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Gerald Koudelka explores why some of the most dangerous strains of bacteria can outlive their benign cousins in the wild.
August 19, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Giorgio Riello discusses how European manufacturers were once seen as producers of cheap imitations of Asian goods.
August 16, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Bard College's Stephen Mucher explores the motivations behind the first teacher observations of the 19th century.
August 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Robert Scherrer explains a hypothesis that could explain dark matters elusive nature. Scherrer is professor and chair of the department of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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