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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

February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.
February 15, 2017
How do smaller firms compete with the big boys? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Kevin R. Caskey explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes.

Archive

August 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Micah Berman assesses the cost an employer can expect to incur when hiring a smoker.
August 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Nick Royle asks if personality is genetically determined or learned.
August 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Ricardo Ainslie explains the social and economic factors behind recent violence in a Mexican border town.
August 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the State University of New York Oneonta's Brian Lowe explains why Big Data is becoming a focus of academic inquiry.
August 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Maria Uriarte of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores the use of fire as an agricultural tool in South America.

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