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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

December 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Michelle Miller examines why some types of information are more easily remembered than others.
December 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Elisabeth Blagrove describes why shapes can influence how we perceive faces.
December 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Columbia University's Stephanie Pfirman examines the importance of the geographic area destined to be the last refuge for year-round Arctic sea ice.
December 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Jeff Lane discusses how shifting weather patterns are disrupting the lifecycle of hibernating mammals.
December 11, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Stuart Robbins describes his work mapping craters on the surface of Mars.

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