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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

September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.
September 19, 2018
New dams in the Amazon could threaten ecosystems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Elizabeth Anderson describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.
September 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.

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August 27, 2018
Climate change will alter forests. In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Vikki L. Rodgers examines how dry seasons in New England will take a toll on certain trees.
August 24, 2018
What do comic books, Woody Guthrie and Charles Schulz have to do with each other? In today's Academic Minute, Ramapo College of New Jersey's Edward Shannon describes an interesting time in comic book history and how these pieces fit together.
August 23, 2018
The meaning of patience is not consistent across cultures. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's C. Dominik Güss discusses how different European countries vary in this regard.
August 22, 2018
What a society made can tell us a lot about them. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Keely Heuer explores the ceramics of ancient Greeks.
August 21, 2018
Population changes across the country can lead to extinction of native species. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's John Kominoski describes how building dams in the growing Southwestern U.S. can be harmful for fish populations.

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