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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

March 30, 2017
Is racial diversity confined to big cities? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Jennifer Van Hook looks at the diversity of rural America and whether it is here to stay.
March 29, 2017
Is eating red meat bad for you? In today's Academic Minute, Purdue University's Wayne Campbell delves into this question.
March 28, 2017
Get up and move. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Kimberly Bigelow explains why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls.

Archive

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.
January 24, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, American Public University's Thomas Sawicki discusses the discovery of a number of new species in the subterranean caves of Florida. Sawicki is an adjunct professor at American Public University. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
January 23, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Buffalo's Kathryn Medler explains why sweets can be experienced differently by people of different weights.

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