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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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June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.

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January 29, 2018
What happens in Latin America when the U.S. tightens its borders? In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Chelsea Good Abbas examines this question.
January 26, 2018
The larger a company gets, the more problems arise. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Radoslaw Nowak discusses empowering employees on the front lines to make sure the company keeps running smoothly.
January 25, 2018
We all want the American dream. In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's William McKeen discusses the changing nature of the American dream and how Charles Manson played a part in its evolution.
January 24, 2018
Do not lie to government officials. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Austin Sarat explores why this law is more controversial than you might think.
January 23, 2018
Homeless students may be hiding in plain sight. In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Stacey Havlik examines how schools can support such students in their time of need.

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