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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.

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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

February 22, 2019
LSD could be your future treatment for depression. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Davis's David E. Olson explores how psychedelic compounds could treat disorders of the mind.
February 21, 2019
Will we go to war over the moon? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Frans von der Dunk says the moon’s natural resources may present problems in the near future.
February 20, 2019
Parental alienation can have long-term consequences. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Jennifer Harman explores how greater awareness of this form of family violence can lead to better outcomes.

Archive

February 5, 2019
It’s time again for the polar vortex to invade the U.S. and the news. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Andrea Lang explores what the polar vortex is and why it keeps making us bundle up during the winter months.
February 4, 2019
Are some communities more resilient after disasters? In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's John van de Lindt looks to resilience science to find out.
February 1, 2019
Esports athletes also need medical care. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Hallie Zwibel explores the injuries associated with video games and how to treat them.
January 31, 2019
Cities need to prepare for the challenges of the future. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Ziqian Dong discusses how best to manage resources in the face of disaster.
January 30, 2019
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are becoming more and more deadly. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Bryan Gibb looks into how to fight back.

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