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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.

Archive

March 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Kristin Bluemel explores the appeal of early 20th-century books illustrated by female engravers.
March 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's William Marling traces the roots of the detective novel to the process of urbanization.
February 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's William Wright explores how limpets battle it out for the best section of the tide pool.
February 27, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Samuel Sober explores how birds listen to themselves to get their songs right every time.
February 26, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Hawaii's Angel Yanagihara discusses what makes the venom of the box jelly so deadly.

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