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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

January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.
January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.

Archive

October 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Steve Hirsch traces the historical roots of the societies based on individualism and collectivism.
October 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Haifa's Inna Gaisler-Salomon explains why stress may have a more far-reaching impact than previously believed.
October 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Christoph Adami discusses why evolution favors cooperation over selfish behavior.
October 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Florida State University's Stephanie Pau examines why tropical forests may already have all the heat the ecosystem can tolerate.
October 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Williams College's Jennifer Crosby explores how we react to perceived prejudice in a social setting. Crosby is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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