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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 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.

Archive

August 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Ricardo Ainslie explains the social and economic factors behind recent violence in a Mexican border town.
August 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the State University of New York Oneonta's Brian Lowe explains why Big Data is becoming a focus of academic inquiry.
August 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Maria Uriarte of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores the use of fire as an agricultural tool in South America.
August 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Kerry Clark examiens why Lyme disease is becoming a threat in areas beyond the northeastern United States.
July 31, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Jeremy Grabbe of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh explains that there are some types of brain function that improve with age.

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