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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.

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July 21, 2017
Do strong gun laws lead to less gun violence? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Aaron J. Kivisto discusses this question.
July 20, 2017
Should Facebook and Twitter do more to police their networks? In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephen Cheskiewicz examines this question in light of recent terror attacks.
July 19, 2017
Social media has infiltrated the courtroom. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box.

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March 7, 2017
We all want a partner with a great sense of humor, right? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall wonders whether the humor couples create together is better than just appreciating humor over all.
March 6, 2017
Nonbelievers are a minority not often talked about in the U.S. these days. In today's Academic Minute, Washington University in St. Louis's Leigh Schmidt discusses this group.
March 3, 2017
Would Garrison Keillor read hip-hop lyrics on The Writer’s Almanac? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Wesleyan University's David Caplan discusses whether hip-hop is poetry and whether it should be more broadly recognized for its skill.
March 2, 2017
If the Supreme Court oversteps its bounds, who steps up to protect the rights of the citizens? In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Corey Brettschneider looks into this question.
March 1, 2017
Income equality is an important issue in our country. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Erin Godfrey examines whether different age groups react the same way to this issue.

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