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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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January 23, 2017
What unmet needs lead to radicalization? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Arie Kruglanski explores these needs and why they are met by radical groups.
January 20, 2017
Is laughing gas a bad thing? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores this silly question.
January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.

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January 4, 2017
Ice sheets are vulnerable to melting in a warming world. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Illinois University's Reed Scherer looks back at history to help predict the future.
January 3, 2017
You’ve got body and soul. Or do you? In today's Academic Minute, Winona State University's Rafael Narvaez explores the question of souls and our reality.
January 2, 2017
We’re losing part of our history. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Andrew Wood details a small part of Americana that’s becoming a thing of the past.
December 30, 2016
Signs of discrimination can be subtle. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Mary Murphy delves into how women in STEM fields can feel a little left out.
December 29, 2016
Every day you’re becoming more and more like the people who are around you. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Jack Gilbert details how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run.

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