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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

December 18, 2018
In the wake of the Me Too movement, many have had to rethink their favorite celebrities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Lindsey Osterman determines that not everyone has turned away from the accused.
December 17, 2018
How do our organs end up in the right places? In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Chris Lassiter explores the role estrogen plays in putting us together.
December 14, 2018
Have we found one of the genes responsible for aging? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen explores senescence and one gene that stops cells from dividing later in life.

Archive

October 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dan Shaw explores the range of theories explaining why many of us enjoy horror films.
October 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Paul Siegel discusses how facing your fears can help you overcome them, even if you don’t know you are facing them.
October 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Mary Beth Norton explores why the Salem witchcraft crisis was statistically more dangerous for men who found themselves accused than it was for women.
October 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Michael Seiler discusses how the human tendency to copy the behavior of those around us contributed to the ongoing mortgage crisis.
October 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Christopher Coggins of Simon's Rock of Bard College describes how the Chinese practice of feng shui is rooted in principles used to effectively manage natural resources.

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