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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

September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.
September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.

Archive

March 21, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Howard Lasker explains how coral reefs respond to natural and man-made damage.
March 20, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of St. Andrews's Sarah Benson-Amram compares the intelligence of wild animals to those socialized to human contact.
March 19, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Andrew Francis examines the role antibiotics played in fueling the Sexual Revolution.
March 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Stephen Pirog examines the strong bond between many young people and their smartphones.
March 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Merrimack College's A. David Lewis examines what the depiction of the afterlife in comic books says about how we view human nature.

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