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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.


March 19, 2018
“You are what you eat” just got more prophetic. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Jack Tseng examines how the shape of your head might be determined by what goes in your mouth.
March 16, 2018
Can you learn while sleeping? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight, Northwestern University's Sadie Witkowski delves into whether our brains are still working while we doze.
March 15, 2018
How do we protect supply chains with many hands in the pie? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Scott Shackelford looks into the security technology behind Bitcoin for advice.


November 7, 2017
Stopping cancer from spreading is key to saving lives. In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Hasini Jayatilaka discusses a new insight into how cancer behaves that can be important to future medications.
November 6, 2017
Is your consciousness just neural functioning like the rest of your body? In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Adina Roskies examines this question.
November 3, 2017
The complexity and immersion of good stories can be found in many mediums. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's John Misak examines how video games are charting a new path in storytelling.
November 2, 2017
Is there a biofuel alternative on the way? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Santa Barbara's Michelle O’Malley describes looking inside the guts of animals for a potential fuel of the future.
November 1, 2017
Pancreatic cancer is a dire diagnosis. In today's Academic Minute, California State University Northridge's Jonathan Kelber discusses a new effort to fight back against the disease.


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