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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

June 22, 2018
We’ve always heard that football is a masculine sport. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Russ Crawford says women also play the game, and their numbers are increasing.
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.

Archive

April 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Corey Angst explores attitudes about the digitization of medical records. Angst is an assistant professor of management in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Find out more about him here.
April 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of West Georgia's Jeannette Diaz-Laplante examines efforts to include mental health care in the ongoing recovery efforts in Haiti. Diaz-Laplante is an assistant professor of psychology at West Georgia, and founder of Pwogwam Sante Mantal, which provides basic mental health care to the people of Haiti. Find out more about her
April 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Robert Baker explores the need for pharmaceutical companies to seek input from independent ethics panels as part of the drug development process. Baker is director of the bioethics program at Union Graduate College, and co-editor of American Medical Ethics Revolution. Find out more about him here.
April 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Smith College's Denise McKahn describes the challenges colleges and universities face when attempting to achieve carbon neutrality. McKahn is an assistant professor of engineering at Smith. Find out more about her here.
April 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity examines the different ways Christians around the world celebrate Easter. Daughrity is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine and author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion (Peter Lang). Find out more about him here.

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