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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

April 25, 2017
Is the partisan divide on climate change due to some portions of the media? In today's Academic Minute, Bucknell University's Joanna Huxster examines whether there is an alternative view of the situation.
April 24, 2017
Hate groups have taken their messages online. In today's Academic Minute, Pace University's Adam Klein discusses how these groups have spread their messages via the internet.
April 21, 2017
1984 is back on the best-seller lists. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Case Western Reserve University's John Broich determines the reasons behind readers’ renewed interest in the Thought Police.

Archive

August 12, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Karim Kassam reveals what brain imaging techniques have to say about the spectrum of human emotions.
August 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Maria Uriarte of Columbia University’s Earth Institute assesses the use of fire as an agricultural tool in South America.
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.

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