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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.

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April 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Georgia Southern University's Alex Hastings discusses how work on the Panama Canal has helped paleontologists gain a better understanding of crocodile evolution.
April 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Weill Cornell Medical College's Andrew Goldfine reexamines a study that found awareness in some patients that were in a vegetative state.
April 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Darby Proctor discusses research indicating an innate sense of fairness in chimpanzees.
April 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Oregon State University's Kelly Benoit-Bird examines why safety marine prey species do not always find safety in numbers.
April 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Lisa Aziz-Zadeh explores how the brain behaves differently while observing someone we dislike.

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