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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

February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.
February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.

Archive

January 31, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Oneonta's Sallie Han explains what the items we accumulate during pregnancy say about our culture.
January 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Hull's Tom Coulthard discusses the presence of ancient rivers that flowed across the Sahara Desert.
January 29, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Delaware's Roberta Golinkoff explores why playing with blocks could give your child a better chance developing math skills.
January 28, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Ken Noll discusses the process of methane production by microbes in woodland ponds.
January 27, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Curtis Marean explains the technological developments that made early humans deadly hunters.

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