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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 29, 2016
Do you fidget while you sit? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Jaume Padilla discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier.
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.

Archive

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.
February 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Samer Hattar examines the negative effects of exposure to bright light during the night.

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