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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.

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June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.

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June 18, 2015
Networking with your colleagues can be an onerous task. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Tiziana Casciaro discusses the nature of networking and the resultant feelings.
June 17, 2015
What can gestational diabetes tell us? In today's Academic Minute, Lisa Chasan-Taber of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses how the condition manifests itself later in life.
June 16, 2015
Thawing carbon in the arctic is presenting some potential problems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Rob Spencer is studying permafrost.
June 15, 2015
Today, we celebrate the 800th birthday of the signing of the Magna Carta. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Robert Pallitto helps us celebrate the famed document’s legacy. Pallitto is a political science professor at Seton Hall and a former public interest lawyer. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 12, 2015
Heartbreak is often cited as direct inspiration for art. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lisa A. Phillips discusses the effect unrequited love has on inspiration.

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