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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

July 20, 2017
Should Facebook and Twitter do more to police their networks? In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephen Cheskiewicz examines this question in light of recent terror attacks.
July 19, 2017
Social media has infiltrated the courtroom. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box.
July 18, 2017
There might be a better way to combat government leakers before the information is spread. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Cassandra Burke Robertson looks into how to fight the dumping of confidential information from the inside.

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March 20, 2017
Does the local weather determine if you believe in global warming? In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Michael Mann discusses the difference between climate and weather and how it affects our beliefs.
March 17, 2017
Zombies have bitten into popular culture over the last decade. In today's Academic Minute, Bryant University's Brian Blais examines where the fiction ends and the reality of disease epidemics begins.
March 16, 2017
Is merely being active enough, or is there a right way to stay in motion? In today's Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Dorothy Dunlop explores this question.
March 15, 2017
Do we have free will? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Yanmei Zheing examines the belief in this idea.
March 14, 2017
What if art was seen as a more important part of our culture? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Kishwar Rizvi delves into when art was seen as an important commodity among kings and queens.

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